Skip-the-line ticket, guarantee to skip the long lines and inclusive of temporary exhibitions fees.
The Uffizi Palace was commissioned by Cosimo I de' Medici and designed by Vasari (16th Century). It has a unusual U shape, which is closed towards the Arno. The two wings of the palace are connected by a corridor with six big arched windows, facing the Arno and the inner courtyard. Nowadays the building hosts the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most visited museums in the world, collecting masterpieces from the 13th to the 18th Century. The very beginning of the Uffizi Gallery was the collection of Francesco I de' Medici; The collection became “public and inalienable good” thanks to Duchess Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici whose will it was that it would be open to the public forever. Today, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important museums in the world, with new acquisitions and gifts.Rules of conduct: The following are forbidden within the museum: • touching the works of art • leaning against the sculpture pedestals/bases or walls • smoking • littering 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 pointersTaking photographs and videos is 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.