In 2019, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence was confirmed as the most visited museum in Italy and ranks in the world top ten of the most visited museums with 4.4 million admissions. For this reason, booking is super recommended.
By booking, the visitor can access the gallery from a dedicated entrance which is door number 3 and thus skip the long queues that form at the entrance of non-booked guests. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15 am to 6.50 pm and the last bookable entrance is at 4.45 pm. The museum is closed every Monday, New Year's Eve, May 1st and Christmas.
An extraordinary opening is usually scheduled for some Mondays such as Easter Monday, in which case the closing day will be moved to Tuesday of the same week.
WHEN THE UFFIZI ARE OPEN
Generally the three days of greatest influx inside the museum are on Tuesdays, because after the closing day, together with Saturday and Sunday . For this reason, if you are interested in visiting the museum and have specific dates available, it is advisable to book in time online and secure your skip-the-line ticket.
As for the busiest times, they are certainly those from late morning to early afternoon, with the exception of some periods of the year which coincide with public holiday days in which the museum is sold out from the early opening hours until last possible entrance.
HIGH SEASON AT THE UFFIZI
The period of the year in which the museum has the greatest number of visits coincides with the high season which runs from March to October, recording a peak during the Easter holidays.
During the summer, evening visits to the Uffizi Gallery are possible, usually days are set within the week in which it is possible to book even after 4.45 pm. It is certainly highly recommended to visit the museum on these occasions because the museum is less crowded and the experience really exciting. The visit also has the same cost and the atmosphere is certainly very suggestive.
HOW LONG DOES THE VIEW INSIDE THE UFFIZI LAST
When planning your trip to Florence you will have to take into account that on the day you visit the Uffizi you will do little else. We certainly calculate the half day to spend inside the museum, or for the more passionate, even the whole day. The art collection is immense, and the works hanging on the walls of the galleries certainly do not deserve a cursory and hasty look. For this reason, the visitor, between one room and another, will be able to enjoy a few minutes of well-deserved break in the Uffizi Cafeteria. The way to the Cafeteria is located at the end of the second floor galleries.
Remember that like all museums, the Uffizi Gallery is more crowded between March and October. Especially on weekends and public holidays and long weekends. Easter, for example, is one of the most chaotic moments.
The advice therefore is not only to plan the visit in time but if possible, to identify a moment in which you can visit the museum without too much confusion. It is better to focus on midweek days, possibly avoiding Tuesdays. Weekend days are also more chaotic. In summer, it is better to focus on early morning hours. The heat in Florence makes everything more tiring.
However, the main advice remains to book “at least the ticket” to the Uffizi to organize your visit in the best possible way, perhaps also booking other services together with the simple entrance without queuing.
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The Uffizi Gallery houses the largest collection of paintings from Romanesque period to the 18th century. Nowadays the Uffizi still accommodates famous masterpieces exhibited in chronological order