Uffizi at night: guided evening tour of Uffizi and wine tasting
Duration: approx. 2 hours
This tour was already booked by 8 people
- Per person
- € 52.00
Why choose this experience?
|1||to visit the Uffizi Gallery, accompanied by a private guide|
|2||to enter the famous Museum of Florence after the closing time and admire its masterpieces in total peace|
|3||to relax after a tour while savouring excellent wine in a peaceful atmosphere|
Imagine you are in Florence visiting the Uffizi after the closing time, away from the chaotic flow of visitors we usually see in the summer months... well, all this is now possible! Our proposal includes an evening tour of Uffizi and, at the end of the night tour in Florence, a tasting of local wines in a lovely wine tavern in the historic centre, with the accompaniment of one of our experienced guides.
By participating in the Florence night tour, you will see the Uffizi Gallery in an unusual perspective, and you will admire the most beautiful paintings of the Italian Renaissance in all their glory. The quiet and the light cast by the twilight will make your visit even more impressive and the masterpieces by great masters such as Giotto, Leonardo, Caravaggio and Botticelli will make you live an experience that you will not forget ... And after our Uffizi gallery evening tour, how about ending the night with a trip in a wine cellar for a tasting of fine wines accompanied by tasty snacks?
Placed at the top among the most visited museums in Italy, the Uffizi Gallery is known around the world to host one of the best collections of art in the world ... book the tour Uffizi at night, and discover it with us!
UFFIZI GALLERY: THE HISTORY
We begin by telling you something that perhaps not everyone knows: the Uffizi complex was not built to be a museum, but as the name suggests, to accommodate the administrative offices of the city of Florence. In 1560, in fact, Cosimo I de Medici entrusted its realization to the Giorgio Vasari who designed the building with the characteristic U-shape and the large portico with Doric columns, two elements that still distinguish it.
After the death of Vasari and Cosimo I, the Uffizi were completed by the architect Bernardo Buontalenti, and the Grand Duke Francesco I de' Medici, to whom we owe the creation of the Gallery on the second floor of the building in 1851 and the octagonal-shaped Hall of the Tribune, where the most valuable works are housed.
The collection was gradually widened thanks to the contributions of all members of the Medici dynasty so that a large number of ancient and modern art masterpieces, precious stones, scientific tools and even weapons were collected. The Gallery was eventually opened to the public in 1789.
Since the XX century, the Art Gallery has been greatly expanded thanks to the works from convents and churches as well as from various donations and acquisitions to become, today, one of the most popular sites worldwide.
At least once in your life, treat yourself to a visit to the Uffizi…a night out at the Uffizi Gallery will be a truly breath-taking experience!
The Uffizi collection is displayed in various rooms arranged in chronological order and containing works of art of inestimable value made between the XII and XVIII centuries. Here is a short summary:
- Among the most famous Renaissance works, 'La Primavera' by Botticelli, 'The Adoration of the Magi' by Leonardo da Vinci, the 'Venus of Urbino' by Titian, the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo and other fine works by Giotto, Mantegna, Canaletto and other famous painters.
- In addition to the above works of art, we should also mentioned the Vasari Corridor: built by the Medici in 1565 to secure a private walkway between their residence in Palazzo Pitti and the seat of government in Palazzo Vecchio, it runs for approximately 1 km between ancient statues and breathtaking views of the Arno River... try to imagine it lit during our Uffizi night tour in Florence ... wonderful!
- On the first floor there is the Uffizi Cabinet of Drawings and Prints, one of the largest graphic collections in the world with around 150,000 pieces including drawings, maps and other important documents. Started in the mid '600 by Cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici, the collection has been expanded over the centuries and, to date, it is continuously growing.
- Because of lack of space in the main museum the Contini Bonacossi Collection is located on the right of the Uffizi gallery. Unfortunately, the exhibits are only part of the original collection of Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi since numerous pieces were sold by the heirs after his death. On display masterpieces of great Italian and international masters such as Cimabue, Andrea del Sarto, El Greek and Francisco Goya but also furniture and other objects.
Interesting fact: the only statue of Gian Lorenzo Bernini present in Florence, the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, is right here, next to the Uffizi Gallery.
As you can see, there are so many artistic wonders hosted by the Uffizi Gallery: our Uffizi gallery evening tour will consider only some of the rooms, and the most important works of the museum.
Entering the historic building after closing time will be exciting, a unique opportunity to visit the beautiful art gallery famous throughout the world, shrouded from the fascinating night atmosphere.
Our evening tour in Florence will last about 2 hours and will end with a pleasant tasting of good wine and tasty snacks at a typical wine tavern located in the historic city centre.
Do not miss the chance to admire the Uffizi by night! You will enjoy a cosy and peaceful visit, without the confusion of normal opening hours when thousands of people flock to the halls of the museum.
Book online our tour of the Uffizi Gallery and wine tasting in Florence... you will see the treasures of the Uffizi under the unusual and striking light of the sunset.
from June 1st to September 29th, 2016Departure point:
Florence, Uffizi Square, gate n°3 (dedicated to reservations)
Tuesday 8.30 pm
Full price: € 52,00
approx. 2 hours
There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the time and the meeting point indicated on the voucher) and / or rejection of the service on-site; in case customers are lost during the tour; in case customers decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.
To make the tour, you must show up at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time indicated, and submit a copy of the voucher (in electronic or paper format).
The departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons
Reservations can be made up to 72 working hours before serving
In case of any problems on site, you can contact the emergency number on voucher.
In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.
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