Take note of new costs to visit the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Boboli starting March 1st, 2018
The Uffizi Gallery museums (which also includes the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens) are rolling out a new way to visit the museums by changing its admission tickets and adding annual passes to favor those who take more time visiting the museums.
Starting this September 1st, the Boboli Gardens is now offering an annual entrance pass at the cost of 25 euros (active from the date of first use for an entire year) and another annual pass for all of the museums in Palazzo Pitti at 35 euros. The same annual pass for the Uffizi Gallery costs 50 euros, while a yearly pass for all of the 3 museum complexes will cost 70 euros. The pass includes access to all of the ongoing temporary exhibits as well as priority entrance to skip any lines.
Seasonal tickets from March 1st, 2018
Starting March 1st, 2018, all of the museums will introduce seasonal ticket pricing which will offer lower entrance fees in low season (from November through end of February). High season will be the remaining months, from March 1st to October 31st.
Admission to the Uffizi will be 12 euros in the low season and 20 euros in the high season, the Pitti Palace museums 10 euros in low season and 16 euros in high season and the Boboli Gardens 6 euro in low season and 10 euros in high season. This is all starting from March 1st, 2018 — for now, the current ticket prices will continue to apply.
Another new incentive for anyone visiting the Palazzo Pitti museums: if you buy a ticket before 9am and enter to visit by 9:25am, the ticket for the museums will be 50% of the entrance fee. This is applicable during low and high season, so a ticket to visit all of the museums within can be as low as 5 euros or 8 euros if you plan your visit for the morning.
Also starting in March, the museums will offer a combined ticket for all 3 monuments (Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens) which will be valid for 3 days and allow one entrance into each, again with priority entrance. Cost will be 18 euros in the low season and 38 euros in the high season.
Current admission cost
As a reminder, these are the current costs for the museums (which will remain active until February 28, 2018) if you buy at the door (if you book ahead of time, whether online or by phone, you need to add an extra 4 euros):
Uffizi – 8 euros (12,50 euro during temporary exhibits)
Pitti Palace – 8,50 euro (13 euro during temporary exhibits)
Boboli Gardens – 7 euro (10 euro during temporary exhibits)
For the seasonal tickets, the museums will maintain the differentiation between FULL and REDUCED tickets as determined by law: full tickets for anyone over the age of 18 years old, reduced for EU citizens between 18 and 25 years old. The ticket costs highlighted above are the full price tickets, the reduced will be half that cost. The annual passes will cost the same for everyone.
Should you buy the annual pass?
If you’re planning to visit Florence for a few days or to visit the city more than once in a year, the annual passes are definitely a good investment. Even if you’re in Florence for just a few days and want to enjoy your visit to the museum over a few days, particularly during the high season when the museums get crowded, the pass is a great idea to have more time at the Uffizi: you will be able to enter with priority entrance and spend as little time as you want each time, returning over and over during the course of a few days. No limits on visits as is the case with the Firenze Card, but still with priority entrance.
Are you visiting Florence soon? Take note of these changes and evaluate whether you can already take advantage of the season passes which are now being offered.