The Uffizi Gallery is located in the historic center of Florence, between Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, therefore in the heart of ancient Florence. The address is Piazzale degli Uffizi.
The area is very central and very rich in monuments witnessing the Medici power in Florence. The Palazzo della Signoria is located just a few steps from the Uffizi, while beyond the Ponte Vecchio is the largest residence of the Medici in Florence, Palazzo Pitti and the large Boboli Gardens.
It is important to know that the Uffizi is located in a limited traffic area, where neither cars nor buses circulate. The Uffizi museum can be reached by taxi but above all on foot.
If you arrive in Florence by train at Santa Maria Novella Station, it will be easy to reach the museum on foot in about 15-20 minutes. The walk is very pleasant because you will walk all the streets of the center, between shops and monuments.
If, on the other hand, you arrive by car in Florence, it is better to park your car outside the ZTL and then walk or take a taxi to the museum.
What to see near the Uffizi
The main cultural attractions that are located near the Uffizi Gallery are many.
Among the main monuments, Palazzo Vecchio, located a two-minute walk away, can be visited by purchasing an entrance ticket, now the seat of the municipality of Florence.
The Loggia dei Lanzi, an open-air loggia-museum where numerous sculptural works of great interest are exhibited, overlooking the Piazza della Signoria.
Ponte Vecchio reachable from the Uffizi in 3 minutes on foot.
Crossing the Ponte Vecchio you can reach Piazza Pitti in 10 minutes on foot where you can visit Palazzo Pitti and its museums (the Palatine Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and other museums related to the Medici dynasty), and the Boboli Gardens.
Also within walking distance of the Uffizi, you can reach Piazza del Duomo along Via Calzaiuoli. Along the way, there is also the Church of Orsanmichele.
The walking distance between the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery is about 20 minutes along the main streets of the historic center. A similar distance exists instead between the Uffizi museum and the Basilica of Santa Croce and between the Uffizi and the San Lorenzo complex where there are also the Medici Chapels and the homonymous museum.
Where to eat after visiting the Uffizi
The city area around the Uffizi Gallery offers a wide range of characteristic trattorias, restaurants, bars for any type of lunch, dinner or snack.
It is therefore difficult to say which restaurant is the best choice, a lot depends on personal tastes and what you want to eat. Surely the best idea is to move away from the bars very close to the museum because they are too touristy and rather go inside the small streets of the center dotted with dozens of small restaurants.
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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