The Uffizi Gallery is among one of the most famous art galleries not only in Italy and in the world. Visit it today with this official skip-the-line ticket that will allow you to save your energy to enjoy the masterpieces that await you inside.
The Uffizi was designed and constructed by the famous architect and painter Giorgio Vasari, Cosimo I de’Medici’s favorite artist. This structure was intended to hose the offices - uffici, or “uffizi” in Florentine dialect - of the magistrates of the city, and Cosimo I wanted to display the Medici Family’s art collection on the main floor. Soon after, this became a place where more works from the most famous artists including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were displayed, but the museum was not officially opened until 1765.
Today, the Uffizi - known above all else for it’s renowned collection of Renaissance paintings - is one of the most celebrated destinations for travelers and art lovers from all over the globe. There are special sections dedicated to German, Dutch and Flemish art, and the works of artists including Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens are just a few of the amazing pieces that you can marvel at in this extraordinary museum. Admire the eight new rooms dedicated to Caravaggio, where you'll find the Medusa, Bacchus, the Sacrifice of Isaac, and other masterpieces; as well as paintings by other great 17th century artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Rubens.