What are Uffizi Gallery opening hours?


Open 8:15am–6:30pm

Last Admission


Jan 1 TO Dec 17 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 17)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:15am–10:00pm 8:30pm
Wednesday (Today)8:15am–6:30pm 5:30pm
Thursday 8:15am–6:30pm 5:30pm
Friday 8:15am–6:30pm 5:30pm
Saturday 8:15am–6:30pm 5:30pm
Sunday 8:15am–6:30pm 5:30pm
Uffizi Gallery Hours
  • The Uffizi Gallery is typically closed on Mondays. This is a common closure day for many museums in Italy.
  • The Uffizi Gallery may be closed on specific dates for maintenance, holidays, or special events. Check the official schedule for any planned closures during your intended visit.
  • Some national holidays or special occasions may offer free entry to the Uffizi Gallery. However, these days can be crowded, so plan accordingly.
  • Due to its popularity, the Uffizi Gallery can attract large crowds. It's advisable to book tickets in advance to secure your entry and avoid long lines, especially during peak tourist seasons.
  • Confirm whether the Uffizi Gallery is closed on major holidays, as this is common for cultural institutions in Italy.

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Weekday vs Weekend

  • Uffizi Gallery gets visitors from around the world, so it is almost impossible to avoid crowds. For a less crowded experience, plan your visit on Fridays or Thursdays. It's a quieter day compared to other weekdays, allowing you to enjoy the vast collection of artworks in a more relaxed setting.
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays tend to be busier with tourists. To beat the crowds, start your visit early, before 11 AM, or consider exploring the gallery after 4 PM for a more serene experience.








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Peak season vs Low season

  • Florence gets the most visitors between May and September when the temperatures touch the sweet spot, 24 degree-Celsius. However, this period attracts large crowds to the city and the Uffizi Gallery. For a more relaxed experience, it's advisable to avoid the peak season.
  • The low season, spanning from November to February, generally sees fewer tourists. However, be aware that December, despite being part of the low season, can be busy due to holiday festivities in Europe. Consider planning your visit during the quieter months for a more enjoyable exploration of the Uffizi Gallery.












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Is the Uffizi Gallery open every day?

No, the Uffizi Gallery is closed on Mondays, 1 January and 25 December.

How long does the average visitor spend at Uffizi Gallery?

Most visitors spend around 2-3 hours exploring the Uffizi Gallery, enjoying its vast collection of Renaissance art and historical artifacts. Given that the museum features more than 45 halls of exhibits spread across the first and second floors, you can spend longer if the arts excite you, or less, if you'd rather go sip a cappuccino in a cafe in Florence’s town center!

Is there a recommended time to arrive to avoid large crowds at the Uffizi Gallery?

Arriving early in the morning, right at opening time, or later in the afternoon, about two hours before closing, helps avoid the biggest crowds. But if you go later in the evening, remember that some of the exhibits might close before the official time.

Are there any off-peak hours or days with fewer visitors?

Weekdays, especially Tuesdays and Wednesdays, tend to be less crowded. Avoid weekends and holidays for a quieter experience.

Does the timing vary by season or during holidays?

The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:15am to 6:50pm with the last admission at 5:30pm, so depending on the season, the crowds may differ a bit. During peak season (April-October), early weekdays offer the best chance for a comfortable experience.

Is it a good idea to visit the Uffizi Gallery on a public holiday?

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most frequented tourist places in Florence. If you want to avoid large crowds, it is better to avoid visiting the gallery on public holidays and weekends.

Are there early bird or late-night special hours available?

No official early-bird or late-night access is available at the Uffizi Gallery at the moment.

What if I miss the entry time on my ticket?

That would be unfortunate, and nothing can be done sadly. You will need to re-purchase your tickets online or at the venue.

What if I arrive earlier than my entry time?

Arriving earlier than your entry time usually means waiting until the designated time slot. But sometimes, you may be allowed early entry if capacity permits. If not, there’s so much to do around the Uffizi Gallery. You can explore the surrounding areas, you can walk by the Arno River, and stroll on the iconic Ponte Vecchio. Or you can pick up a book and sit having coffee at one of the cafes nearby. Trattoria Ponte Vecchio, Trattoria Antico Fattore or get gelato at Gelateria Morè.

How much earlier do I have to arrive for my time slot?

It's recommended to arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your scheduled timeslot to allow for any queues at the entrance.

What happens if I am late?

If you're late, your entry might be delayed or denied, depending on the gallery's capacity and ticketing policy at that time.

Is there a time limit on my visit? How long does a visit take?

There's no strict time limit for your visit, but on average, visitors spend about 2-3 hours exploring the gallery's extensive collections.