Uffizi, evening and Monday openings coming, and dematerialized ticket

The Uffizi's new director, Simone Verde, unveils the first new features of his tenure: evening openings, Monday openings and the dematerialized ticket are coming.

Evening openings for Florentines, Monday openings, tickets on the smartphone: the new director of the Uffizi, Simone Verde, presents the first new features of his tenure.

Meanwhile, the dematerialized ticket: by May, the system will change, meaning those who book their visit to the Galleries through the call center (055/294883) or the museum’s website (www.uffizi.it) will receive via email a code to download directly to their smartphone, which will be their ticket to the museum, allowing access without having to show a physical ticket. The new ’dematerialized’ ticket system is taken care of and managed, like the scope of reservations, by the concessionary company of the Galleries’ additional services, Opera Laboratori Fiorentini. For tickets purchased in advance, the current rules provided for their validation will continue to apply until the new system takes effect.

Then there will be evening openings. Every Tuesday, from March 26 to Dec. 17, the Gallery of Statues and Paintings will remain accessible in the evening, offering visitors the experience of masterpieces of art to be admired in the light of sunset. On these occasions, the museum’s opening hours will be extended from 6:30 p.m. (normal closing time) to 9:30 p.m., (with last admission allowed at 8:30 p.m.)

In addition to the Tuesdays of special evening openings, there will also be other extraordinary ones scheduled on Mondays, which are ordinarily the Galleries’ weekly closing day: the initiative will affect the Uffizi and Boboli Gardens, which will be open during ordinary hours on the dates of April 1 and 29, June 24 (Feast Day of St. John, Florence’s patron saint) and December 30.

“The dematerialization of the ticket,” Verde explains, “will fluidize the entrance of visitors to the museum, going to be the first step toward freeing the Uffizi square from everything that clutters it. The goal is to make this place shine again so that it returns to what it was: the city’s living room and one of the most beautiful places in the world.”

As for the evening visits, designed for Florentines, Verde adds, “they have been conceived to especially facilitate and incentivize the citizens of Florence to ’reappropriate’ and rediscover their main and most identifiable museum, the Uffizi Gallery, by providing a schedule that is more compatible with the dynamics and needs of those who live and work in the city.”

Uffizi, evening and Monday openings coming, and dematerialized ticket
Uffizi, evening and Monday openings coming, and dematerialized ticket

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