Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour
Visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest in the world. Learn all about the inside stories behind some of the most notable art masterpieces in the world from your guide.
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The Uffizi Gallery is a must-see when visiting Florence. Built in 1560 and known as the world's oldest museum, it was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari. The grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici decided to re-establish the authority of the Medici family.
After Cosimo I eliminated most of his rivals, he gave an office to the rest to keep an eye on them. In fact, Uffizi means offices. After his death, his children lost interest in politics. His eldest son, Francesco I, brought his private collection of artworks and made the Uffizi his private museum.
On this tour Uffizi tour, save time but also learn inside stories behind some of the most notable masterpieces conserved in Florence.
After your tour, enjoy some refreshments in the cafeteria on the Uffizi Gallery's terrace. Take in the unique views of the city, relax and take pictures.