We are happy to say that Florence has opened the heavy wooden doors of the Uffizi, after 77 days of lockdown. This magnificent museum welcomes its visitors after this pandemic so that they can enjoy this stunning beauty and be safe with the measures taken against the virus.
Tourists all over the world are excited to visit the treasures of this museum, we have plenty of tours ready for this new journey that you will be taking. Our tours in Uffizi will make you dive into the curiosities of this museum and explore all its magical halls.
Due to covid-19, of course, the number of visitors will be reduced but choosing our tour you will be a priority. Masks and social distancing are still mandatory for the entrance to this museum, this way you will be facing strict rules to maintain safety. Luckily, you can simply buy our tickets, and enjoy skip-the-line entry, without waiting in the queue.
The galleries are almost empty, this museum has not been closed since World War II, yet, the travel restrictions have reduced the gatherings and huge crowds of visitors. We have arrived at a point where visiting Uffizi looks like a great opportunity at this stage. The culture and society need to keep working as earlier, I am sure that the visitors can’t wait to sit in front of the paintings, relax and enjoy their beauty.
With the restrictions of Covid-19, the halls of this museum will be semi-deserted, with the temperature check in the entrance, the masks, social distancing, to remain safe. On the other hand, this is a good opportunity to enjoy all this beauty in peace. As we all know, when in a museum, the only thing you hear is the voice of the guide and the steps of the visitors, I’ll let you imagine the tranquility that the reduction of these steps will give you. It will be an amazing experience, feeling the peace that these halls will give you and enjoying the fascinating masterpieces that will nourish your sight.
A Small Step
We can say that the opening of Uffizi is still far from back to normal, this museum is open only from Tuesdays to Fridays for now and as we said earlier, with a reduced number of visitors, who are urged to pre-book. Our tours are very flexible in this case, feel free to explore our tours and the special opportunities that we offer.
The past year has been very difficult for museums across Europe, they were forced to shut during national lockdowns and then required strict measures, by social distancing rules to allow entry to far fewer people. Making this museum a “luxury” to be visited somehow, since not everyone would have the chance to book in time.
Of course, this museum came up with the idea of an online tour, Uffizi’s masterpieces can be viewed online for people to still peruse the works, but nothing’s compared to being personally and walking through its majestic halls.
The reopening of this museum is a small step to amuse the people in this hard time of pandemics, of course being safe and getting along with the covid restrictions. Hopefully, there will be further steps with the vaccine and the relief from this pandemic, to get back to normal life as we used to, and not struggle to pre-book for visiting this amazing place.
The “secret” corridor welcomes the visitors soon
The gallery’s Vasari Corridor, which extends to the upper level of the Ponte Vecchio and joins the museum to the Palazzo Pitti, will undertake several constructions and safety upgrades to get along with the Covid rules, and welcome tourists again. The Vasari Corridor was built in 1565 for the Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, and it was built to celebrate the marriage of his son, with the design of Giorgi Vasari.
This corridor is “secret” because back in the 16th century, it was visited only by the aristocratic families where they could travel between their palaces and offices, to stay away from the masses of Florence. Therefore, it was closed in 2016, dubbed unsafe by the fire department, where only e few visitors from private companies were able to book here. This time we have opened this corridor, known to be home to an elite collection of artwork that dates back to the 16th-century mainly with self-portraits.
With the end of the renovation process, the passage will be safe to open to the general public – it is mentioned that the corridor will open its gates soon but it’s not clear exactly when yet! Everyone will be able to enjoy this extraordinary heritage, and about half a million visitors per year are expected to visit the corridor. Over the path of this construction project, new emergency exits will be made, air conditioning, LED lighting, and security cameras all over the place will ensure safety and an enjoyable environment for the visitors.