The Uffizi Gallery / Il galleria degli Uffizi is renowned for its collection of artworks from the Italian renaissance period. The gallery is located in the historical center of Florence, adjacent to the famous Piazza della Signoria.
About your tour
This Full Day Tour of Florence gets underway at our Florence office, located near the Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, which is the social and political centre of Florence. From there our friendly, informative guides will take you on a tour of the most famous Florentine points of interest including:
- Ponte Vecchio (with its jewellery) and,
- Piazza della Repubblica (with it Roman origins).
The introduction to Florence does not end there, your guide will take you further into Florence, choosing sites according to your interests, fully allowing you to get a sense of the city and its history. The tour will then lead you on to the superbly-designed Uffizi gallery.
La Galleria degli Uffizi is without doubt one of the world’s top 10 museums and art galleries, and is a very popular and busy tourist attraction. Entrance lines usually long, longer even than the Vatican museums! IWU tours offer exclusive access and with us you get priority entrance!
Private tours of Florence are available alongside our Florence Group Tours if you want a more personalized experience and more interaction with your guide.
Inside this architectural masterpiece, artworks by the world's most renowned artists await you: Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, among many others! Amazingly, the tour does not stop there! From there you will move on to your final destination, the renowned Accademia di Belle Arti, home to Michelangelo's world-famous sculpture, David, since 1873.
The Accademia is also home to a great many other famous sculptures by Michelangelo, as well as famous works by Botticelli, Giambologna, del Sarto and many others.
For those of you who have a keen interest in art and history, or for those who really want to get the lowdown on the city but don't necessarily have a lot of time to do it, our Introduction to Florence + Uffizi + Accademia tour is the most comprehensive city + culture tour available, do not settle for less!
Top tour highlights
Well known for its jewelry shops, the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is made of stone, and consists of three segmental arches. Nowadays you will find jewelry, art dealers and souvenirs, but originally butchers shops occupied this bridge which is believed to date back to the ancient Roman times.
Being the focus of political life in Florence since the 14th century, Piazza della Signoria is the main point of origin of the Florentine Republic. The piazza is an L-shaped square overlooked by the Pallazzo Vecchio, originally called Palazzo della Signoria of which this politically historical piazza was named after.
Home to the Giubbe Rosse Café, a meeting place for famous writers and artists of the early 20th century, Piazza della Repubblica is one of the main piazzas of Florence and has marked the city center since ancient Roman times.
Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the historical centre of Florence, and is home to the third largest cathedral in the world; the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. This cathedral is renowned for its Renaissance dome which stands tall, towering above the city.
Created during the 14th and 15th century by Andrea Pisano (south doors) and Lorenzo Ghiberti (north & east doors) respectively, the Baptistery Doors are part of the Florence Baptistery. The Baptistery is part of the Duomo complex, and its doors are famous for their bronze relief sculptures.
The famous Statue of David by Michelangelo is housed in the Accademia Gallery / Galleria dell’Accademia, along with a large collection of mostly 14th to 17th century paintings by Florentine artists.