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uffizi-by-night

On Saturday, May 21st, the Uffizi Gallery will participate in the Europe-wide initiative of “Night at the Museum” and have a special opening in the evening, staying open from 7 to 10pm. Entrance will be a symbolic 1 euro (except for cases in which entrance is free). Note that it will not be possible to […]

tondodoni

Starting May 31st and continuing through the summer until September 27th 2016, the Uffizi Gallery will have prolonged opening hours every Tuesday evening. From 7pm until 10pm, the museum will also organize special events connected to works of art in the museum for these special openings which will include music, literature, dance or theater. A […]

caravaggio-medusa2

The Uffizi Gallery has just announced that it will have two special openings on Mondays coming up. The first is on Monday, April 25th, on Italy’s National Liberation Day (a national holiday). The second is on Monday, May 2nd. Opening hours will follow normal times, from 8.15am to 6.50pm. The museum will be CLOSED on […]

botticelli-spring-41

The special opening on Easter Monday for the Uffizi Gallery has been confirmed for March 28, 2016. The museum will also be open on Easter Sunday. The Uffizi will be open on both days from 8.15am to 6.50pm. In addition, the Boboli Gardens, Silver Museum and Costume Gallery, all part of the Pitti Palace museum complex […]

The Vasari Corridor

New director for the Galleries of the Uffizi, Eike Schmidt, has offered remarks on his proposed plans for opening the Vasari Corridor to the general public and moving the self-portrait collection from the Corridor, in order to answer doubts raised about the plans for the Vasari Corridor. First, you should know that the Vasari Corridor, […]

uffizi-piazzale

2015 was a year of transitions for the Uffizi Gallery: it became an independent entity no longer governed by the Polo Museale Fiorentino as part of the wide reforms enacted by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism in 2014 to grant more autonomy to Italy’s top museums. The first step the […]

warhol-amendola

Starting tomorrow, March 5, visitors to the Uffizi Gallery will be able to admire “Andy Warhol Photographed by Aurelio Amendola: New York 1977 and 1986“. The small exhibit is composed of 10 photographs, taken over the course of two meetings in Warhol’s NYC Factory between the internationally-renown photographer from Pistoia and the artist symbol of […]

mimosa

In Italy, it is tradition on Women’s Day to give the women in your life a small bouquet of mimosa blooms to say thank you for all that you do! To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, on March 8th all women can visit the Uffizi Gallery for free! In Florence, free entrance will also […]

percorso-disabilita

Starting February 5, every first Friday of the month at 10:15am, the Uffizi Gallery is offering the possibility to visitors with disabilities the enjoy the museum in the company of trained personnel. This is a new opportunity to visit the museum beyond visiting it on your own, with an itinerary especially designed by museum staff […]

scheraggio-botticelli

Free guided visits to areas not normally open to the public: reservations required! This year, the museum is once again offering the chance to visit areas not generally available to the public. The first one is the Contini Bonacossi Collection (where works from the 14th to 18th century are on permanent display) and the other […]