Frequently asked questions

VISITING THE UFFIZI GALLERIES

 

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • online: click here
  • at the ticket office of the Uffizi
  • at the ticket office of Pitti Palace
  • at the ticket office of the Orsanmichele Museum
  • at the ticket office of the National Archaeological Museum of Florence  

 

How do I book a visit?

You can book your visit:

  • online, click here
  • by phone at (+39) 055294883 (Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm and Saturday from 8:30am to 12:30pm)

 

Is booking obligatory?

Booking is optional and there is a charge. By booking a visit there is a reduction in waiting times. Booking is compulsory only for school groups.

Booking is not possible for the first Sunday every month when the museum is open free of charge.

 

How much do bookings cost?

The charge for each booking is:

  • 4 euro for the Uffizi
  • 3 euro for Pitti Palace
  • 3 euro for Boboli Gardens

 

Who is entitled to free or reduced price tickets?

Free tickets and discounts can be checked here.

 

What is a combined ticket?

A combined ticket, which is available from 1 March 2018, consists of a single priority entry ticket for all three sites of the Uffizi Galleries (Uffizi, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens). It can be used on 3 consecutive days from the date of issue. Priority access is not available for the first Sunday of the month, when entry is free.

 

Can I use the Uffizi ticket to enter the National Archaeological Museum of Florence?

From 1 March 2018, every Uffizi ticket will also include free entry to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, no more than 5 days from the date of ticket use at the Uffizi. The Passepartout annual subscriptions to all the Uffizi Galleries, as well as to the single sites (Uffizi, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens), for the next 365 days after the first use, always include free entry to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence.

 

Can I use the “Culture Bonus” 18 app to purchase my ticket?

Yes. To find out how, click here.

 

Is entry to museums free on the first Sunday of the month?

Yes. Entry to our museums is free on the first Sunday of every month, and bookings are not possible. 

 

How do I enter using the Firenze Card?

The Firenze Card entitles the holder to priority entry in the same way as a visitor with a ticket including booking. An entry receipt must be collected at the entrance to the single institutes and used together with the Card.

 

When is the best period to visit the Uffizi Galleries?

The period with the fewest visitors, between November and February, is definitely the best period in which to enjoy a visit to our museums.

 

 

GROUPS AND SCHOOLS

 

How do I book a group visit?

Bookings can be made by phone at (+36) 055294883 (Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm and Saturday from 8:30am to 12:30pm). For groups up to 8 people, it is also possible to book online by clicking here.

Please remember that groups cannot be larger than 25 people and that, all groups over 8 people must be provided with earphones so that guides can keep their voices low.

 

How do I book for a school group?

Bookings for State and private schools from the European Union are free and compulsory, to be made exclusively by phone at (+39) 055294883 (Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 18:30 and Saturday from 8:30 to 12:30). For these groups, accompanied by teachers, entry is free for the maximum number of visitors set by the Director. School groups must be organised into a maximum of 25 pupils, plus escorts.

 

What is the “quota for school groups”?

This is a maximum number under which school groups have the right of entry free of charge, independently of the age of the pupils.

 

Are pupils above the maximum number asked to pay for their visit?

In this case, group members are charged a rate according to their age.

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS

 

How do I get information about the art history of the works in the Uffizi Galleries?

For more detailed information about the works on show in our institutes, it is possible to carry out research in the section of the website called Digital Archives (https://www.uffizi.it/en/pages/digital-archives). The archives that are currently available are: Photographic Archive, Artworks Catalogue, Euploos (Drawing Database), Historical Archive, Carocci Archive and Inventories. The cataloguing criteria for the Artwork Catalogue are different from the ones used in the Inventories and, therefore, we recommend carrying out research in both archives in order to find as much information as possible on the works in question.

For research for degree and post-graduate theses, please send a letter of introduction signed by the Supervisor, stating the subject of study and the object of the request to the Director of the Uffizi Galleries (Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence, Italy).

 

Is it possible to film or take photographs?

It is possible to take amateur photographs and make videos inside our institutes for personal aims or study purposes, provided that there is no use of flash, stands or tripods. For more information about applications for professional films or photos, click here

 

How can I obtain photographs of the works?

For more information about how to obtain photographs of the works, please write to:

ga-uff.fotografico@beniculturali.it

 

Is it possible to reproduce works from the Uffizi Galleries for scientific and/or commercial purposes?

For more information about reproducing works from the Uffizi Galleries for scientific and/or commercial purposes, click here.

 

Are the museum curators available to provide expertise on artworks?

Our curators cannot provide expertise to private individuals under any circumstances.

 

 

WORKING AT THE UFFIZI GALLERIES

 

How can I work at the Uffizi Galleries?

The Uffizi Galleries do not accept unsolicited applications for posts. All employment in Italian public administration bodies occurs through public selection process. In the case of State museums, such as the Uffizi Galleries, selection announcements are made through the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. For more information on the current selection processes, please see the official website of the Ministry, under the section “Concorsi pubblici” (please note that the English version is not available) by clicking here.
Some of the services offered in our institutes are run by privately owned companies. In this case, CVs and applications must be sent directly to the companies concerned.