Vip Small Group Medici Dynasty Grandeur- Uffizi Gallery Tour with a visit to Vasari Corridor & Pitti Royal Palace

Location: Florence, Italy
Tour code: FLRTWN- 31

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Popular among different Florence tours, this Uffizi Gallery tour gives an ultimate experience because you will hear the original story behind this famous museum in Florence. It is an early skip-the-line ticket which gives an exclusive opportunity to visit Uffizi Galery up-close, avoiding the usual crowd and long queues. This prominent museum is located at Piazza della Signora at Historic Centre of Florence and it is the most visited museum in Italy which holds a magnificent collection of works from the period of the Italian Renaissance. You will visit also Vasari Corridor and Pitti Royal Palace. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Uffizi Gallery tour
  • Early skip-the-line ticket
  • Piazza della Signora
  • Vasari Corridor 
  • Pitti Royal Palace
This Uffizi Gallery tour is designed for small groups. Visitors will have an opportunity to discover all the main masterpieces of the gallery and admire the priceless collection from the Renaissance period. The Gallery was constructed between 1560 and 1580 and it occupies the first and the second-floor keeping outstanding collections from the Middle Ages to the Modern period. Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio are some of the most renowned artists from the Renaissance period, but there are European painters as well.  
During the high season, waiting times can be up to five hours, that’s why we recommend booking this Uffizi Gallery tour with a skip-the-line ticket. You will see all the main masterpieces that turned Florence into the capital of art.  A professional English-speaking guide will help you understand what’s behind each painting assisting you with anything you might need. This Florence tour is not just a museum visit, it will be a memorable experience for your eyes and soul. At the end of the tour, you can exit the museum or decide to remain inside and continue exploring its beauty on your own. During the visit, a delicious Italian breakfast will be served at the Uffizi cafe, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing break with a fascinating view from the magnificent ancient terrace on the Loggia dei Lanzi. 
If you still wonder what to see in Florence, these are the top 10 artworks at the Uffizi Gallery:

  • The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
  • Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Angelico
  • Laocoön and his Sons by Baccio Bandinelli
  • Madonna with the Long Neck by Parmigianino
  • Portrait of Pope Leo X with Two Cardinals by Raphael
  • Head of Christ by Unknown Tuscan Master
  • Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio
  • Medusa by Caravaggio
  • Doni Tondo by Michelangelo
  • Venus of Urbino by Titian

This Florence tour will help you discover the Palace that celebrated the grandeur of the Medici family. The sumptuous Palatine Gallery and the magnificent Royal Apartments were the popular residences of Grand Dukes of Tuscany (and later the King of Italy). You will hear stories and secrets about incredible Vasari Corridor, the Medici family's enclosed passageway that allowed them to move freely and safely from one side of the old town to the other. The additional highlight of this Medici family tour is the famed Palazzo Pitti that dates back to 1458. 

Pitti Palace was built in the second half of the 15th century probably on a project of Filippo Brunelleschi for Lucca Pitti, the famous Florentine banker. The original building was then purchased in 1550 by Eleonora da Toledo, the wife of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de'Medici, to make it the official Medici family residence. For this reason, it was changed and much widened by one of Renaissance greatest architects Giorgio Vasari. The grandeur of the palace should reflect the power and influence of the Medici family. Afterward, the Palace was reconstructed to the main residence for the King of Italy. This is why the name changed to Royal Palace. Vasari Corridor is a secret passageway which was used to connect the Pitti Palace with Palazzo Vecchio (the Town Hall) so that the Medici family could move freely and not mingle with the crowd. 

With this Medici family tour, you will enter the Pitti Palace and visit the sumptuous Palatine Gallery, with its magnificent baroque rooms housing the Medici's own private collection of more than 500 artworks. Our guide will help you discover the Royal Apartments - a suite of 14 rooms. While few of the rooms boast Empire style decorations (later implemented by the Savoy royal family), there are still some rooms that preserved the original decorations and furniture from the age of the Medici. 

Inclusions
  • Small-group walking tour (maximum 15 people)
  • Personalized attention
  • Uffizi Gallery tickets and reservation (skip the line EARLY ENTRANCE- be among the very first to enter the museum)
  • Delicious Italian Breakfast at the Uffizi Gallery Cafe
  • English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Florence City GuideBook
  • Pitti Palace E-tickets (Palatine Gallery & Royal Apartments) and guided visit
  • Vasari Corridor discovery walking tour
  • Earphones for groups over 12 pax
Additional info
  • Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accommodate them.
  • Big bags and liquid bottles will not be allowed inside the museums.
  • Once the tour is finished, clients can remain inside the museum if they want to keep visiting it on their own.
  • Even with the skip-the-line entrance, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
Attractions
Departure description

Your voucher will contain details about tour operator who will give you all the necessary information about departure description.

Departure point
Florence, Via de Lamberti 1.
Return details
Return to the original departure point.
Tour language
  • English
  • Italian
Time From To
Saturday, April 1, 2017 Wednesday, October 31, 2018

No cancellation fee will be applied if you cancel at least 7 days in advance. Cancelling 3 to 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancelling 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

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