This Sunday, March 6th, 2022 Florence’s “Sunday Metropolitana” returns, a day in which the citizens of Florence and the area around part of the “metropolitan” administrative district, can take advantage of FREE ENTRANCE to the city’s civic museums, including activities such as guided tours and workshops planned for that day.
What can you visit as part of the initiative this Sunday?
On the first Sundays of the month, called “Domenica Metropolitana”, the residents of the Metropolitan City of Florence can visit, with no need for reservations, the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio (9.00am-7pm, 40 people every 15 minutes) with free admission.
You can also choose to climb up the Torre di Arnolfo, the tower in Palazzo Vecchio (9.00am-5.00pm, 20 people every 45 minutes), or head to other sites, such as the Complex of Santa Maria Novella (1.00-5.00pm , 40 people every 15 minutes), the Stefano Bardini Museum (11.00am-5.00pm, 25 people every 15 minutes), the Salvatore Romano Foundation (11.00am-5.00pm), the Museo Novecento (11.00am-8.00pm, 30 people every 15 minutes), to the Museo del Ciclismo Gino Bartali (10.00am-4.00pm) or to the Palazzo Medici Riccardi (9.00am-6.00pm, 15 people every 15 minutes).
Free guided tours of Palazzo Vecchio, reservation required
In addition to the free admission, the Metropolitan Sunday organized by the city of Florence also allows participation in several interesting guided tours and activities (these require reservation so make sure to call ASAP).
Inside the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio you can choose between two thematic guided tours, one dedicated to the hidden treasures inside the halls of Palazzo Vecchio and the other to Eleonora de Toledo (1522-2022), wife of Cosimo I Medici. For the little ones, there are two activities with the titles “ The tale of the turtle with a sail ” and “ To make a city it takes a flower“.
At the Museo Novecento
The free guided tours inside the Museo Novecento will allow visitors to explore the art of the twentieth century, with specific attention to Italy and Florence.
For younger citizens of Florence there is a workshop “The gesture of painting” to guide them to the discovery of painting, combining music, emotions and color in a single experience. The other activity, “Collage: the art of choosing”, will be entirely dedicated to experimenting with the art of the collage.
Visits to the Brancacci Chapel and to Palazzo Medici Riccardi
The Brancacci Chapel will also be open to the public, but only by reservation. At the moment, the chapel after being restored still has scaffolding set up and is allowing visitors to see up close and personal the masterpieces by Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi.
Inside Palazzo Medici Riccardi guided tours will lead visitors within the precious exhibition Benozzo Gozzoli and the Chapel of the Magi. The exhibition is dedicated to the Renaissance master and his relationship with Florence and the Medici family. The exhibition is about to end, so this is an opportunity to see it before it closes.
Free visits to the MAD
The Murate Art District (MAD) you can take advantage of free activities organized on the occasion of this special Sunday. You can go on a guided tour inside the MAD spaces, retracing their history and the three exhibitions currently being hosted for Black History month, “Fuori le Mura”.
How do you participate in these Sunday Metropolitan events?
Entrance to the Florentine civic museums will be free subject to availability. For the other activities, such as guided tours, workshops and admission to the Brancacci Chapel, reservations are required. When booking, it is possible to reserve only one appointment during the day for up to 5 people.
For more information and reservations, you can visit the MUS.E website or contact the number 055-2768224 or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.