Florence's Uffizi Gallery contains one of the world’s top collections of Italian Renaissance art, with masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo. Here's how to get skip-the-line entry and avoid wasting time in the hours-long queue.
Guided Skip-the-Line Tours
Reserving a space on a guided skip-the-line tour of the Uffizi Gallery comes with several perks: your guide will have your ticket ready for you upon arrival, you'll bypass the long entry line to go through the tour group entrance, and you'll have a knowledgeable guide on hand to explain the works of art in the museum. Guided Uffizi tours last between 1.5 and 3 hours, with some also including a tour of the Vasari Corridor—a spot only accessible with a guide—and others ending inside the museum, leaving you to revisit the art if you wish.
If you'd like to explore the vast collection beyond the highlights and at your own pace, choose skip-the-line tickets to the Uffizi Gallery without the guided tour component. Take a break at the museum's rooftop café, where you can look out to the dome of the nearby Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori).
Enhance your Uffizi experience by getting in before the doors open to the public. You'll not only avoid waiting in long entrance lines, you'll also get to enjoy the artwork without fighting the usual crowds hovering around each painting. Some early-access tours end inside the Uffizi, so you can go back and explore more of the collection on your own.