Uffizi GalleriesThe Uffizi Gallery entirely occupies the first and second floors of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 and designed by Giorgio Vasari. It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period). The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish). Moreover, the Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.
- Accessibility (Understanding)
The Education, Research and Development Division - Cultural Mediation and Accessibility Department aims at facilitating the access to the Uffizi Galleries' collections for everybody by promoting the removal of any kind of physical, cultural and social barrier.
It collaborates with people, instititutions and non-profit associations; it conceives special tours and gives all the information to visit the museums at ease.
To reserve visits, please contact the above-mentioned Department at least ten days before. Groups cannot exceed 10 persons, including accompanying persons, and it is also possible to reserve personal guided tours.
Persons with disabilities are entitled by law to free priority access to all State Museums of Florence for themselves and for a companion (only if specified in their certificate).
Guide dogs are welcome. Their presence must be specified at the time of the visit request.
- General Accessibility in the Museum (Accessible entrance for prams and wheelchairs)
For visitors with reduced mobility, wheelchairs can be used free of charge, presenting an identity document at the reception service of all the museums.
- Hypervisions (Virtual Content)
Discover the masterpieces of our collections and their history, travelling through captivating descriptions and HD pictures
- Special Visits (Complementary Offer)
For visitors with special needs
- The tactile tour of the Modern Art Gallery (Multisensory Experiences)
Visitors may touch ten famous artworks realized in different materials (bronze, marble, wood, semi-precious stones, plaster, baked clay, majolica), works which represent some crucial passages and changes in the art of sculpture from the 19th century to the first decade of the 20th century
From Room n. 2 to Room n. 30 visitors may touch ten famous artworks realized in different materials (bronze, marble, wood, semi-precious stones, plaster, baked clay, majolica), works which represent some crucial passages and changes in the art of sculpture from the 19th century to the first decade of the 20th century. Audioguides aimed at easing the comprehension of the works - realized by BassmArt of Bassilichi Group - are also available at the entrance of the museum (please, ask the staff for their use). Nearby the works are some plexiglass stands purchased by “Lions Club of Florence - Impruneta - San Casciano” which support information panels printed both in braille and in easy reading fonts for the partially sighted.
- Uffizi Kids (Children friendly)
The new visual identity #UffiziKids launched today, collects on-site and online activities and proposals for very young visitors and their families.
Families will find dedicated staff that will help and guide them during their visit, providing information on itineraries, initiatives and on the museums in general. The reception staff will be recognizable by a pin that will contain the UffiziKids logo.
To expand to as many people as possible the opportunities to take part to the UffiziKids initiatives, any adult accompanying children is recommended to take advantage of the Passepartout Family card, which is valid for two adults together with an unlimited number of children. The card allows its holders to have unlimited access with priority entry to the Uffizi, Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens (in addition to the Archaeological Museum and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum), for 1 year starting from the date chosen by the visitor at the time of the card issue.
UffiziKids is a qualified point of reference for all those adults who are aware of how important the contact with cultural heritage is in the growth and training of young people and how this represents an integral part of their individuality as people and citizens.
- Uffizi for Everyone (Understanding)
A series of International Sign Language videos to discover the Uffizi's masterpieces from home or at the museum with your mobile device
- Views from around the world (Virtual Content)
An "intercultural vision" of some masterpieces of the Uffizi Galleries
“Views from around the world” narrates the meetings of different cultures at the Uffizi Galleries. The project is an opportunity to compare perspectives from several countries, a step towards building an intercultural dialogue.
“Views from around the world” discloses feelings, thoughts and memories originated from the encounter between art and people of different cultures, suggesting singular perceptions, enriching the cultural heritage and promoting an intercultural exchange.
With the purpose of fostering the social role of the museum, this project is the result of a research that involved local associations and citizens of different backgrounds.
People from different cultures offer their point of view, sharing a different way of seeing and experiencing the museum and its heritage.