Useful information

The Uffizi Gallery is pleased to welcome visitors of all genders, ages and backgrounds; it is also properly organized to receive families with children in tow, school groups, other groups and people with disabilities.

Below is some useful information for those wishing to visit the Uffizi Gallery.

Visit Planning

We strongly recommend booking your ticket online to avoid long queues at the museum entrance. Booking is optional and requires an additional charge compared to buying a ticket at the museum, but it reduces waiting times. During the museum tour, we recommend that you keep your ticket with you as it can be requested by authorized personnel.

Queues at the Uffizi


The cloakroom service is free of charge and is located near the entrance. As soon as you enter, you should leave umbrellas, backpacks or large bags at the entrance.

Drinks are not allowed inside the museum.

Audio guides

Audio guides are available in several languages in the Uffizi: Italian, English, Spanish, German, French and Japanese.

A single audio guide costs € 6.00.

Rules to respect

To make a visit to the Uffizi enjoyable for all visitors, certain rules of behaviour must be respected. Such behaviour that may jeopardize the safety of the works or of other visitors is not permitted and it is necessary to respect the instructions of the room staff and museum signs.

Clothing appropriate to the museum environment is required.

Visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied.

It is absolutely forbidden to

  • touch the works of art;
  • lean against the sculpture bases and walls;
  • run around inside the museum;
  • consume drinks and food in the exhibition areas;
  • smoke (the ban also includes electronic cigarettes);
  • take photographs with the use of flash; shoot with selfie sticks, stands and any kind of professional equipment;
  • leave rubbish without using the appropriate containers
  • bring firearms and dangerous material into the museum
  • bring pets into the museum (with the exception of guide dogs for the blind or assisting the disabled and in possession of doctor's certification)
  • introduce drones and similar devices.

Groups and school groups

It is possible to visit the Uffizi Gallery in groups of no more than 25 people.Groups must follow the guide and stay together.

Groups of at least 15 people must purchase the type of ticket with extra fee for large groups.

The use of amplifiers is not allowed and the tone of voice must not disturb other visitors.

The use of laser pointers to indicate works is prohibited.

School groups must consist of a maximum of 25 pupils, plus accompanying persons.

Teachers are responsible for controlling the behaviour of their classes by keeping them united and disciplined and monitoring that pupils' behaviour is respectful of the site and other visitors.

Visitors with disabilities

The Uffizi Gallery can be visited by people with visual impairments or total disability through the “Uffizi by touch” tour. A member of staff will accompany you on the tour free of charge.
The museum has lifts and ramps to ensure an accessible visit for visitors in wheelchairs. However, it is advisable to have assistance as there may be small steps of 3-4 cm in height in some cases.

Bars and Shops

At the end of the tour you will find a bar with a splendid view of the city that also offers food service.

Inside the Uffizi there are two shops, one at the entrance and one at the exit, where you can buy guide books in various languages. There is also a bookshop at the entrance which is specialized in art publications.

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