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The first mono-graphic exhibition dedicated to Gerrit van Honthorst, also known as Gherardo delle Notti in Italian, has opened at the Uffizi Gallery. The exhibit is part of your admission ticket, so make sure to stop and visit!! It is a great exhibit that brings works from across Italy and the world – from the […]

Following the Ministerial decree from July 2014, many State museums in Italy are part of the “Sunday at the Museum” initiative and this means that the first Sunday of the month entrance is free for everyone. For the first few months, the Uffizi Gallery allowed the pre-booking of tickets online for these dates, but by […]

Inaugurated on December 20, the 14th edition of “I mai visti” (or “Never Seen Before”) called “The Collection of Russian Icons at the Uffizi” will be open until February 1st, 2015 at the Reali Poste space at the Uffizi Gallery. The collection includes about 70 works that belong to the Florentine museum since at least […]

By pure fortunate coincidence, visitors to the Uffizi Gallery this holiday period (up until January 6, 2015), will have the chance to admire the masterpieces of the museum’s permanent collection but also 3 additional exhibits! For this reason, it is best to remind everyone that during the holiday season, the Uffizi Gallery will closed only […]

On Saturday, October 11, the Uffizi Gallery will be celebrating Italy’s “Day of Contemporary Art” by opening up the last part of the Vasari Corridor to special guided visits. The last part of the Vasari Corridor is dedicated to Self-Portraits from the 1900s and was inaugurated in Septeber 2013. For the day, there are 6 […]

As all current visitors to Florence already know, yesterday afternoon there was heavy rain and hail in Florence, very unusual for the season. Several museums in Florence suffered damages and many closed, including the Uffizi Gallery. All visitors who already had tickets to the Uffizi will be able to visit either today or Sunday, September […]

The New Uffizi project moves on to modernize the Uffizi Gallery and this was going to happen sooner or later: six main rooms of the museum will close for renovations on Tuesday, July 22. The 6 rooms are: Hall 2 – the hall with the 3 Maesta’ by Cimabue, Giotto and Duccio di Buoninsegna Hall […]

Starting this Friday, July 4th, the Uffizi Gallery will be open for two more hours every Friday. As recently decided by the Cultural Affairs and Tourism Ministry, the Uffizi Gallery will be changing its opening hours to make it possible for visitors to enjoy the museum later into the evening on a set day of […]

From July 1st through September 30th, the Uffizi Gallery will have extended hours every Tuesday, closing at 10pm. Normal entrance fees will  apply. During this period, the Uffizi Gallery is hosting the exhibition “Pure, Simple and Natural” (June 17-November 2), so tickets during extended hours will be full price that includes a visit to the […]

Yesterday, Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini announced revolutionary changes for State museums across all of Italy. These will impact the Uffizi Gallery. The major change is that free tickets will only be available for those under 18 years old (and a few other groups, such as teachers) and reduced tickets for those under 25 […]

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