Uffizi Gallery

Duration: 2 hours


If you like art and you're curious to find out how was the renaissance in art, this is the place! The gallery itself is a work of art. It was built in the 14th century by Cosimo I de' Medici who, a little later, began to exhibit their most valuable collections of art, always belonged to their family.
At the Uffizi Museum are exhibited the greatest paintings of the Florentine Renaissance. The structure itself, another work of art, was built by Giorgio Vasari in 1564 as the administrative center of the Florentine state.
The structure was secretly linked to the famous Palazzo Pitti, last residence of the Medici family, through a corridor (sky bridge), better known today as "Vasari Corridor" that crosses the Arno river and the city, of which we can discover, from the outside, some views crossing the old Florentine houses.
Your guide will tell you about the use of this secret passage along more than a kilometer, built in just 5 months.
Once inside the museum you can admire the beauty of the works of the world's best known artists such as Giotto which paved the way to get to the Renaissance, Piero della Francesca, who portrayed the Dukes of Urbino.

Your guide will tell you why these works have become so well known!
We will know the whole charm, harmony and the symbolism of the "Birth of Venus" and "Primavera" by Botticelli and we will also see the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci in the Renaissance representation of his "Annunciation" together we will discover the details of his pictorial innovations and the amazing play of perspective.

A small look at the famous "Tribune Buontalenti", the jewel room of the gallery, built by Francis I to host "his precious objects" dedicated to the study of alchemy.
Here the architect Bernardo Buontalenti was inspired by the 4 elements, air, water, fire and earth that are played by the use of precious materials such as 2500 mother of pearl shells that cover the dome and represent water.

From here we will see the only painting in the world of Michelangelo, who represented the incredibly sculpture painting thanks to the virtuosity, the strength and energy of his characters.
The Tondo Doni is the work from which many other artists take inspiration, for its composition and for its bright colors , giving birth to what will be the artistic movement of mannerism.

All the works which we'll see, will tell us the story of this city and the evolution of Florentine art.
We will continue the visit to the works of Raffaello, Tiziano and Caravaggio with drama and realism that gave birth to the movement of the "Caravaggisti".

 

For this tour we gladly provide you the advanced reservations to be paid on spot and skip the long lines of visitors.

Contact us now and let us guide you in the wonderful city of Florence!