Combo Uffizi Gallery plus Accademia Gallery

See the Uffizi and Accademia Galeries with one convenient ticket.
Combo Uffizi Gallery plus Accademia Gallery
From 18.97

Two extraordinary art collections – one easy ticket

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Overview

Combo package Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery: visit both museums on the same date and save 1 EURO per person! Choose from the calendar your preferred time for the Uffizi Gallery, 9:00, 11:00, 15:00 or 16:45; we will confirm the closest available time on the same date, booking also the entrance to the Accademia Gallery, in the opposite half of the same day (according to availability).

PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out. Tickets will be confirmed upon availability of museum. Please note time confirmed can be ANY TIME during opening hours.

ATTENTION: You will receive one voucher for each museums: print them both as you will have to show it at each museum 15 minutes before each time confirmed.

Special openings:

  • Easter Monday, March 28, 2016
  • Monday, April 25, 2016
  • Monday, May 2, 2016
  • Monday, August 15, 2016
  • Monday, October 31, 2016
  • Monday, December 26, 2016

Uffizi Gallery Audioguides rental service

You can book the audioguide for your visit to the Uffizi Gallery, after choosing date, time and number of tickets.

Audioguides are available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

Audioguides have a complete duration of 1 hour and 25 minutes and includes the rooms until Caravaggio; from Easter 2012, they will also include the new rooms of Flemish and Dutch painters. The service offers a selection of the most important works of art of the Gallery; user chooses the desired room and listens to the explanation of selected works of that room.

You will receive a confirmation voucher (valid only for the audioguide) together with the confirmation voucher o your visit to the museum. In order to pick the audioguide up, please deposit this voucher at the Audioguides Desk - near to the point for reading the electronic ticket - along with a valid identity document (accepted only originals: passports, identity cards or car license).

In case of loss or failure to return the audioguide, visitor will be requested to pay the cost (€ 250.00 per each audioguide).

> The same kind of audio guide is also available for the Accademia Gallery - to reserve, please choose it when our system suggests it in the purchase process.

Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1 day notice.

Reservations are limited to 30 persons for group.

Save time in ordering! Add into your basket all the museum tickets you want, then fill the form and send the request.

Before making your reservation, please, read the Ordering Informations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (one working day after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address [email protected] Special attention for AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal mailbox users. Vouchers will also be available, aftre one business day from the request, at the page http://www.weekendinitaly.com/get_vouchers2.php

Cancellation Policy:
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).

Rules of conduct

The following are forbidden within the museum:

  • touching the works of art
  • leaning against the sculpture pedestals/bases or walls
  • smoking
  • litteriing with chewing gum
  • consuming food and drink
  • sitting on the ground and or on the security barriers
  • speaking loudly
  • behaving in ways not suited to the dignity of the place
  • bringing backpacks and umbrellas; on a rainy day it is a good idea to use only small handbag umbrellas
  • using your mobile phone
  • using the telescopic extender to take photographs (“selfie stick”)
  • using laser pointers

> Taking photographs and videos ise permitted provided they are taken without flash, lights and tripods, for personal, non-profit use only.

> Using the elevator at the entrance of the museum is reserved for people who have special needs – including temporary – and the maximum capacity is 6 persons at a time.

UFFIZI GALLERY

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15 to 18:50; closed on Monday.

How to get there: Uffizi Gallery is located in Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence.

By airplane: to Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport, by shuttle bus VOLA IN BUS to the station of Santa Maria Novella.

By car: to the station car park of Santa Maria Novella.

By train: to the station of Santa Maria Novella.

By bus: bus service from Santa Maria Novella Station, bus 23.

By foot: from the station about 10 minutes through the town center.

ACCADEMIA GALLERY:

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15 to 18:50; closed on Monday.

How to get there: Accademia Gallery is located in Via Ricasoli 58-60, Florence.

By airplane: to Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport, by shuttle bus VOLA IN BUS to the station of Santa Maria Novella.

By car: to the station car park of Santa Maria Novella.

By train: to the station of Santa Maria Novella.

By bus: bus service from Santa Maria Novella Station, bus 1, 17.

By foot: from the station about 10 minutes through the town center.

 

* If you a looking for a guided tour, you may wish to visit this page for a guided of the Uffizi or this one for a guided tour of both Uffizi and Accademia Gallery.

Details

THE UFFIZI GALLERY

The Palace:
The Uffizi Palace was commissioned by Cosimo I de' Medici and designed by Vasari (16th Century). Many buildings were demolished to make space for building the new palace, with the most important being the church of San Piero Scheraggio.

Cosimo I de' Medici required the new palace to host the offices of thirteen administrative and judicial magistrates. During the construction of the building, Vasari died and was succeeded by Buontalenti and Alfonso Parigi. They first designed the Teatro Mediceo (Medici Theater), as requested by Francesco I, son of Cosimo I, in 1586. This space became the seat of Italy's Senate when Florence was the capital of Italy in the 19th century.

The Uffizi Palace has an unusual ‘U’ shape, open towards the Arno: two wings of the palace are connected by a corridor with six big arched windows facing the Arno and the inner courtyard. Statues of famous citizens of Florence from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century fill the niches of the portico arcades supporting the two floors of the building.

Nowadays the building hosts the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most visited museums in the world, with masterpieces from the 13th to the 18th century.

In 1993 a bomb at the Accademia dei Georgofili caused major damage to some masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery. Most of these works of art have been restored to their original splendor and are again accessible to the public.

The Gallery:
Francesco I de' Medici created an art gallery on the second floor of the Palazzo degli Uffizi for his personal enjoyment. The collection became “public and inalienable good” thanks to Duchess Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici who handed it over to the Lorena family providing that it would remain open to the public.

Today, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important museums in the world The collection keeps growing, thanks in part to artworks commissioned by the corporations of arts and crafts. Through their economic, cultural and artistic exchanges, Florence has become the world capital of art and a point of meeting and exchange for important Italian and foreign artists. Other additions to the Uffizi Gallery come from private donations, diplomatic exchanges, from convents and dynastic legacies.

The entrance to the Uffizi Gallery is located under the left portico. After the ticket office you access the Aula di San Piero Scheraggio, the still existing central aisle of the church, which was destroyed to widen Via della Ninna. It is now a richly decorated exhibition space with Medieval and Roman art works. Note the historical-religious frescoes by Andrea del Castagno.

From the Uffizi Gallery ticket office you enter the Monumental Staircase by Vasari, which leads you to the first floor. From the big hall you pass on to the exhibition and reference room of the Drawings and Prints Cabinet. This vast collection contains drawings by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Vasari and others. The collection, among the greatest and most important in the world, was started by the will of Lorenzo de' Medici and continued by his followers. Today, the Drawing and Prints Cabinet can only be visited for research reasons. After the Drawing and Prints Cabinet there is the Library and areas reserved for temporary exhibits. The Uffizi Gallery itself is located on the second floor.

Uffizi Gallery - The first corridor:
The entrance hall to the Uffizi Gallery hosts Roman sculptures (plaster moulds and copies) belonging to the Medicean collection.

The first corridor, also called 'eastern corridor', is dedicated to examples of sacred art including art of the Renaissance and works by Flemish artists illustrating the strong connection between art and spirituality. The first corridor gives access to the rooms with artworks belonging to the 13th-16th centuries. Along the perimeter of the corridor the Medicean collection of head moulds and sculptures are placed at regular intervals. The vaults are decorated with frescoes representing animals, imaginary monsters, satyrs, and Medicean achievements. Portraits of famous men and rulers from all over the world are placed under the arches.

The first rooms are dedicated to the art of the 13th and 14th centuries. Here we find examples of sacred art including the Madonna d'Ognissanti by Giotto, the Maestà di Santa Trinita by Cimabue and the Maestà by Duccio di Buoninsegna. the Triptych of San Matteo by Andrea di Cione, the Polyptych of San Pancrazio by Bernardo Daddi and the Presentation in the Temple by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (rooms 3-4) plus works from 14th century Florence and Siena.

Rooms 5-6 are dedicated to the international Gothic, including The Adoration of the Magi by Lorenzo Monaco. Among the artworks of the early Renaissance are The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin by Beato Angelico, The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, Portrait of the Dukes of Urbino by Piero della Francesca (room 7). In rooms 8 and 9 are artworks by artists such as Filippo Lippi: The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin, The Adoration of the Magi, and by Antonio del Pollaiolo: A Female Portrait, Hercules and Antes. Room 10 hosts masterpieces by Botticelli: The Slander, Primavera, The Birth of Venus, Adoration of the Magi, Madonna della Melograna,and Coronation of the Blessed Virgin.

The Renaissance is celebrated with paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, including L'Adorazione dei Magi, the Annunciation, and Perugino's Pietà, (room 15). Sixteenth century Florence is represented in the Tribuna with Medicean portraits by Pontormo, with Rosso Fiorentino's L'Angiolino musicante and Andrea del Sarto's La Dama col Petrarchino. In a series of adjoining rooms are works belonging to German art of the 15th and 16th century and paintings evoking mythological tales from Lombardia and Emilia, as well as detailed Flemish landscapes (rooms 19-23). Among these are Adam and Eve by Lukas Cranach, Adoration of the Magi by Andrea Mantegna, The Blessed Virgin adoring the Child by Correggio.

Uffizi Gallery - The second corridor:
The second corridor, also called 'midday corridor', is certainly one of the most enthralling places of the whole Palazzo degli Uffizi. It is the connecting corridor between the two wings of the horseshoe-shaped palace. Enjoy the picturesque beauty and elegance of Florence through the high windows: the Ponte Vecchio, the Vasari Corridor, the Arno River, the more distant hills. The vaults are decorated with precious grotesque frescoes, among them a painting representing a pergola with birds, flowers and plants and the Virtues of the Medicean Grand Dukes by Nasini.

The Miniature Cabinet is the only room connected to this corridor. It was originally called Camera degli Idoli (Room of the Idols) and later Camera di Madama (Madam Room) since it first hosted a collection of bronze statues and then the jewels of Cristina di Lorena. The vault is decorated with an Allegory of Fame by Filippo Lucci. The oval room holds around 400 miniature portraits, most of which come from the collection of Leopoldo de' Medici. The floor is very characteristic: the inlaid marble creates the image of a big carpet. Portraits of rulers from all over the world are placed under the frescoed vaults along the entire corridor. Among the numerous sculptures from the Roman age is a delicate representation of Amor and Psyche.


Uffizi Gallery - The third corridor:
The third corridor is also known as the 'western corridor'. Sixteenth century artworks by great artists such as Michelangelo, Raffaello Sanzio and Rosso Fiorentino open the collections of the third corridor. Like the two previous ones, the third corridor has frescoed vaults with grotesques depicting animals, famous personalities, and Medicean achievements. Here, too, are portraits of the 'Jovian series' with royalties from all around the world and Roman statues

The museum visit continues with rooms 25-27, which host the work of Florentine painters of the 16th century. These include Michelangelo Buonarroti's Tondo Doni or Sacra Famiglia con San Giovannino, Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio’s La Coperta di Ritratto, Raffaello Sanzio’s La Madonna del Cardellino, Andrea del Sarto’s La Madonna delle Arpie, Pontormo’s Cena in Emmaus, Rosso Fiorentino’s La Madonna col Bambino e Santi, and artworks that introduce a dramatic mannerism. Tiziano is represented as the most illustrious of 16th century Venetian artists (room 28) with La Venere d'Urbino, and Flora.

Among the examples of Italian painting in Europe in the 16th century (rooms 29-34) are Tintoretto's Leda e il Cigno (Leda and the Swan), Parmigianino's Madonna dal Collo Lungo (Madonna with the Long Neck), and Giorgio Vasari's La Fucina di Vulcano (The Furnace of Volcano). The 17th century is represented with Rubens' Portrait of Isabella Brandt and Diego Velasquez' Filippo IV of Spain riding a Horse. The following room (42) is named after queen Niobe, with sculptures based on the mythological theme portraying Niobe trying to protect her children from the deadly rage of Apollo and Diana.

The final rooms are dedicated to paintings from the 17th century. Caravaggio is represented with his Bacchus, The Sacrifice of Isaac and Medusa. Rooms 44 and 45 give access to works by Rembrandt and the Venetian views by Canaletto, among others. The entrance to the bar and to the terrace of the Uffizi Gallery is located next to the final room. From the terrace, you can admire architectural masterpieces such as Arnolfo di Cambio's tower of the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore with the Cupola by Brunelleschi.


THE ACCADEMIA GALLERY:
Located in the heart of the city, the Accademia Gallery hosts examples of paintings and sculptures by the great 14th and 15th century masters who made Florence the capital of art.

Founded in 1784 upon Grand Duke Leopoldo of Lorena's decree, La Galleria dell'Accademia was created to host a collection of antique and modern paintings and sculptures so the students of the nearby Accademia di Belle Arti could pursue their studies in the light of these great masterworks. The Accademia Gallery is situated in parts of the former convent San Niccolò in Cafaggio and the hospice of San Matteo.

In 1873 Michelangelo's David was transferred here to save it from the erosion of time and weather. In 1882 will Michelangelo's masterpiece was placed in the Tribuna del David specially created by Emilio de' Fabris.

Through time the Accademia Gallery has become famous for its collection of sculptures by Michelangelo. The collection is enriched by paintings and sculptures by other artists who made Florence into one of the most important capitals of art. Around 1980, a Gipsoteca (collection of sculptures), located in the Salone dell'Ottocento (19th century hall), was added to the Accademia Gallery. The Accademia Gallery is situated on two floors of which the ground floor is certainly the most famous and admired.

The Accademia Gallery visit begins with the Sala dell'Anticolosso, where the gesso original of The Rape of the Sabines (1582) by Giambologna is placed. Paintings such as Cristo in Pietà by Andrea del Sarto and the Deposition of the Cross by Filippo Lippi can be seen here. From here you reach the Galleria dei Prigioni, a corridor that hosts a series of incomplete sculptures by Michelangelo. The visitor is invited to experience the emotional impact of these sculptures that seemingly burst forth from the stone, liberated by the hand of the great artist. Among these sculptures note the famous Pietà da Palestrina, which arrived at the Accademia Gallery in 1940. The art work seems disproportionate in its dimensions, so much so that the ascription to Michelangelo is uncertain.

 

Prices

Tickets:

Full Price

Reduced Price:

European Union citizens aged 18 to 25

European Union teachers

Free tickets:

Children under 18 years old from any country

Children under 12 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Tourist guides and interpreters (accompanying a group), with official documentation

ICOM members

Students/scholars of all nationalities may apply for special research permits for a limited period.

Free access the first Sunday of every month.

Schools:

Italian and European school groups accompanied by their teachers, with official authorization from the school and with an advance booking made directly with the museum.

PLEASE NOTE:

Service fees (pre-sale and online booking fees), as well as fees for temporary exhibitions happening during your visit are due for ANY KIND OF TICKET as well as for free admission days.

When picking up a reduced or free ticket, you will be asked for a document proving your right to the price reduction. Entrance will be denied without it

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The store has become a window into the Dr. Vranjes universe, in which customers from all over the world recognize themselves.

 

Every client presenting a WEEKEND in ITALY voucher will be given
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Dante Cardini

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Owners Massimo and Elisabetta will welcome you in the elegant but informal atmosphere of the store, and guide you in a unique and unforgettable experience for a visit to the terraces from which you will enjoy the beautiful view over the Arno River and the city of Florence.

Clients presenting a WEEKEND in ITALY voucher will be offered a 10% discount on their purchase.

 

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Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri

Founded in 1860, Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri is one of the oldest companies in the silversmithing industry of Florence.
Gianna and her sister-in-law Laura are the fourth generation of a family of silversmiths to carry on the tradition that Giuseppe Peruzzi started over 150 years ago.

Dedicated to craftsmanship, we’ll take any request and fulfill the client’s wishes. In addition to being engaged in the research and trade of silver and gold, we proudly display the prestigious brand identification “FI 114,“ among the oldest in Florence.

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FREE COLLECTIBLE GIFT!
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Valid with Euro 25 purchase in the Cafe or Rock Shop. Valid till 30th of Dec. 2015. Not valid with other offers.

One per person per visit. Valid only at Florence location

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