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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Nascita di Venere - Botticelli

Visitors coming to visit the Uffizi Gallery over this next week will be seeing several “works in progress” as the museum prepares to close down the Botticelli Rooms (Halls 10-14) for renovation as part of the New Uffizi project. From July 14th, 2015 Halls 10-14 will be CLOSED, with planned reopening in the Spring of […]

With summer here, the Uffizi Gallery once again announces longer opening hours and special openings. These are the details: SATURDAYS Starting June 27th and through December 19th, the Uffizi Gallery will have longer opening hours every Saturday. The museum will remain open until 11pm. Ticket office will close at 10:05pm. There will be no longer […]

The Contini Bonacossi Collection at the Uffizi Gallery is not normally open for visits. Take advantage right now that the museum is offering free guided visits from now until June 3. Visits are offered only on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30pm and at 4:15pm. Groups will be up to a maximum of 15 visitors – you […]

This year, the Uffizi Gallery will NOT have a special opening on the evening of April 30th as part of the city’s “White Night” program nor will it be open on May 1st. There was no agreement between the employee unions to have enough staff to open the museum for the times that were necessary […]

Yesterday, halls 2 – 7 which house 13th to 14th century Italian works of art reopened after 9 months of renovation works. The work that was carried out in these 6 rooms has been extraordinary, including the fact that the 3 “majesties” housed in hall 2 by Giotto, Cimabue and Duccio da Buoninsegna and Monaco’s […]

Primavera - Botticelli

The Uffizi Gallery will be open on Easter Sunday, April 5th, with its regular hours (8.15am-6.50pm) and with FREE entrance to everyone (as it is the first Sunday of the month). It will also have a special opening on Monday, April 6th, again with normal hours but with paid entrance. You can pre-book tickets for […]

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