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New Yellow Rooms at Uffizi

As the New Uffizi project moves forward, we are happy to share with you the official opening of 6 new halls today which are dedicated to Florentine artists from the 17th century. After the opening of the 10 “Blue Rooms” dedicated to foreign artists in December 2011, the nine “Red Rooms” in June 2012 and […]

Map of the Uffizi by Touch Tour

Since 2009, the Uffizi has offered visitors with vision impairment and disabilities the possibility to visit the museum following a special itinerary called the “Uffizi Touch Tour” where they can make use of their sense of touch to “see” works of art. The itinerary permits visitors to touch select pieces of sculpture (with latex gloves […]

Corridoio Vasariano agli Uffizi

There is no official press release yet but the Superintendent’s office of the Polo Museale Fiorentino Cristina Acidini has spoken of the possibility that the Vasari Corridor will be reopening to the public as soon as January 2014. The famous corridor, built by Vasari in 1565 in just a few months for the wedding of […]

Niccolò Cassana - Portrait of the Grand Duke Ferdinando de' Medici

The current exhibition at the Uffizi, “The Grand Prince Ferdinando de’ Medici: Collector and Patron of the Arts“, has been extended until January 6, 2014. During this period, the Polo Museale Fiorentino has decided to offer visitors the chance to participate in a free guided visit of the exhibition on Saturdays. The first visits start […]

Madonna con Bambino e Santi, detta "Madonna della Casa Pazzi"

Starting Thursday, November 14 and up to December 19, 2013, the Contini Bonacossi Collection of the Uffizi Gallery will be open for free guided visits. The collection is one of the most important from the 19th century, which in 1969, the Italian State purchased a part destined to the Uffizi Gallery. It is an exceptional […]

arte-aiuta-arte

This year, as a pilot program, the Italian Ministry for Tourism and Cultural Heritage and Activities opened some of its sites for late openings on the last Saturday of the month, including the Uffizi. In Florence, the other two sites open are the Accademia Gallery and the Medici Chapels. Since its start, more than 70,000 […]

Vasarely Viktor

The temporary exhibition showcases 23 works of art from the Uffizi Gallery’s collection of self-portraits, many of which were bought at the end of the 18th and start of the 19th centuries, although there have been many more recent additions. This particular exposition is dedicated to the memory of Miklós Boskovits, a well-know Hungarian art […]

Donkey Ears by Jan Fabre

At the Poste Reali space of the Uffizi Gallery, the “Laboratorio Novecento” is offering schools and families the opportunity to visit “Incarnations”, a temporary exhibit giving visitors the chance to see lesser known works of art coming directly out of the Uffizi’s deposits. The theme is tied to the body: its perception, interpretation, the camouflage […]

uffizi-cocktail

As part of a pilot program started this summer, the Uffizi remains open the last Saturday of the month until 11pm, to allow visitors more time to spend at the museum. So that means this Saturday, October 26, and again on November 30th and December 28th, visitors will be able to plan a visit to […]

Corridoio Vasariano agli Uffizi

A new series of self-portraits by both Italian and foreign artists that are part of the Uffizi Collection as being added to the last section of the Vasari Corridor. As a consequence, the last section of the Corridor is closed from September 2 – 27, 2013. Any groups visiting the Corridor will reach the window […]