Open to the public since 1765, the Uffizi boasts one of most important art collections in the world. Some of art history’s most significant Renaissance works are housed in the beautiful 16th century palace. One of the most visited art museums in the world, the Uffizi saw over two million visitors in 2016 alone. During the high summer tourism season, wait times to get into the museum can stretch to five hours.
Despite these huge visitation numbers, the Uffizi is still seeking ways to reach a broader audience. For those of us who cannot weather the waits or make it to Florence, online access to their collections is a necessity.