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The #DomenicalMuseo initiative continues this year, offering free entrance for all who visit State museums on the first Sunday of the month. The Uffizi Gallery welcomes thousands on these days, so be prepared for a bit of a crush. You cannot book tickets for this date ahead of time. Free Entrance on these Sundays in […]

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Once again, this year’s edition of the “Mai Visti“, or “Never Seen Before”, showcases works from the Uffizi Gallery normally found within its huge deposits and not seen by the general public. From December 19th until January 31st, 2016, the temporary exhibit curated by Wolfger Bulst with the collaboration of Francesca de Luca, Fabrizio Paolucci […]

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Here are the latest news on the holiday hours for the Uffizi Gallery this month (which also covers the museums of Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens). As is the norm, all museums will remain closed on December 25th and January 1, 2016. The Uffizi Gallery and the Palatine Gallery and Modern Art Gallery at […]

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The Uffizi Gallery, usually closed on Mondays, will be open on December 7th to offer visitors to Florence over the long holiday weekend (as the 8th is a national holiday on the day of the Immaculate) a chance to visit. The Uffizi will be open from 8:15am until 6:50pm (last entrance is at 6:05pm). Normal […]

Contini Bonacossi

Once again, take advantage of free guided visits to the Contini Bonacossi Collection part of the Uffizi Gallery which is normally closed. The free guided visits are available every Wednesday at 9am and 11:30am and in the afternoon at 2pm and 4pm from now until December 16, 2015. Groups will be limited to 15 people, […]

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Starting tomorrow, September 22, works by Leonardo da Vinci, Piero della Francesca and Filippo Lippi will temporarily change home. Room 8, with works by Filippo Lippi, will close as the renovation works for the New Uffizi project progress. His most famous works, including the Madonna with Child and Angel (seen above), will temporarily be exposed […]

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After years of renovations, halls 25 through 32 will finally reopen tomorrow, Tuesday September 15th. The halls were fully renovated with new air, lighting and security systems as well as restored flooring. The rooms are now dedicated to Florentine art from the late 15th century, with 43 works of art (including one sculpture) and contain […]

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German art historian, Eike Schmidt, currently at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, has just been appointed as the new director of the Uffizi Gallery. The announcement arrived yesterday from the Minister of Culture and Tourism in Italy, Dario Franceschini, as the international competition drew to a close with the selection of 20 new directors to […]

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Starting tomorrow, July 14th, visitors to the Uffizi Gallery will find Hall 9 dedicated to the Pollaiolo brothers, Antonio and Piero, and to Sandro Botticelli, in the Uffizi Gallery will be closed to the public. The Renaissance master’s most famous works have been temporarily moved to the large Hall 41, accessed from the Third Corridor, […]

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Thanks to the Amici degli Uffizi who funded the project, the entire two top floors that constitute the museum’s main halls now offers visitors access to free Wi-Fi. Visitors will be able to check email and visit select websites from their own smart phones or tablets, but the main reason for the new network is […]