San Pier Scheraggio
The Church of San Pier Scheraggio was founded in the 11th century. In 1298 part of it was demolished to build the Palazzo della Signoria. Charged with the construction of the Uffizi, Vasari decided to destroy the second nave of the ancient church in 1560, in order to incorporate the rest in the new fabric. At present, the church houses conferences and conventions. Here it is possible to admire some archaeological artifacts (three altars dating back to the 1st c. A.D.) and fragments of the frescoes decorating the former Church from the 13th century, detached frescoes by Andrea del Castagno, 20th-century artworks by Alberto Burri, Corrado Cagli, Renato Guttuso, Marino Marini and Venturino Venturi.
Admission and Visits
Being closed to the pubblic, the former Church can be visited only thanks to tours offered by the staff of the Uffizi in February and March, on Thursday as per the following schedule:
16 February, 23 February, 2 March and 9 March at 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 02:00pm, 03:30pm and 05:00pm.
Tours are included in the ticket price of the Uffizi, for groups up to 15 persons, upon reservation.
The meeting point is on the ground floor, near the cloakroom at the entrance of the museum.
For information and reservation, please call the Staff Coordination Office, from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 12pm and from 3pm to 5pm, at (+39) 0552388683-693.
N.B. This schedule may be subject to some changes which will be promptly published on the website of the Uffizi Galleries.