When visiting Florence, you must visit the Uffizi Gallery, home to the Medici family’s vast collection of artwork. The museum hosts works by some of the great Italian artists from Caravaggio, Botticelli, Giotto, Michelangelo, and Da Vinci, just to name a few.
I would definitely recommend visiting this museum to see some of the classic Italian works that are so prominent in the history of art.
My favorite part about visiting museums is that I get to see the works that I’ve previously studied in art history classes in person instead of in the textbooks. What can I say, I’m a museum junkie!
Tips on visiting Uffizi
I was so lucky that Erica had previously reserved our tickets so we didn’t have to enter an additional queue for buying the tickets too. Be prepared to queue up for pretty much everything: headsets, coat check, rest rooms, and even some of the galleries. We had to queue up for the room housing Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli because it was so popular.
Get there early!! Trust me.
Go for the 9-10 am slots if you can. We were there at 930 and by the time we left around 1130/12 the place was packed and the queues for everything were super long. Not to mention that it was already very crowded early on so I can’t imagine what the crowds are like later in the day.
Wear Comfy shoes
You’ll be walking A LOT. There are about 100 different rooms housing the collection so be prepared to be standing for a long time. It’s all worth it in the end!
(These are just some of the works that I was able to take pictures of)