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Florence City Museums

Florence City Museums

In Florence, there are the city museums run by the City of Florence (Comune di Firenze) itself, as opposed to the state-run museums run by the Polo Museale Fiorentino.

Why is this important? Knowing they are divided up nowadays is useful when one or the other open up their network for free entry or other special initiatives. For example, all city network museums are free when Florence celebrates the last of the Medici (on February 18th every year) or state museums hold an evening with free entry during the summer.

Without further ado, here's the list of the city museums with ticket information and opening hours - check below the table for details on who qualifies for reduced and free entry (updated Feb. 2014):



Entry ticket


Palazzo Vecchio –


Piazza della Signoria


Full: € 10

Reduced: € 8

free entry for children under 18, disabled visitors and companions, tour guides

Opening hours:
October 1-March 31
Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-2pm
April 1-September 30
Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun: 9am-12am
Thursday: 9am-2pm

Mezzanine-Loeser Bequest
Every dayexcept for Thursday: 9am-7pm
Thursdays and week-day public holidays: 9am-2pm

Palazzo Vecchio –


Full: € 10

Reduced: € 8

October 1-March 31
10am-5pm (no admission after 4:30pm)
Thursday: 10am-2pm (no admission after 1:30pm)
April 1-September 30
9am-9pm (no admission after 8:30pm)
9am-2pm (no admission after 1:30pm)

Palazzo Vecchio –

Museum + Tower

Full: € 14

Reduced: € 12

Museum and Tower
Closed on Christmas Day

Brancacci Chapel

Piazza del Carmine


Full: € 6

Reduced: € 4,50

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 10am-5pm
Sunday and religious days: 1-5pm
Closed: January 1 and 7, Easter, May 1, July 16, August 15, December 25

Santa Maria Novella – the church and cloisters

Piazza Santa Maria Novella


Full: € 5

Reduced: € 3,50 *

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 9am–5:30pm

Friday: 11am–5:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sundays and religious holidays - from July to September:12-5pm / from October to June: 1–5pm


Stefano Bardini Museum

Via dei Renai, 37 (Ponte alle Grazie)

Full: € 6

Reduced: € 4,50

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am-5pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 15 August, Christmas Day

Salvatore Romano Foundation

Piazza Santo Spirito, 29

Full: € 3

Reduced: € 2

Monday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 15 August, Christmas Day

Forte di Belvedere

Via San Leonardo, 1

Galleria Rinardo Carnielo

Piazza Savonarola, 3

The Novecento Collection

Forte di Belvedere

Temporarily closed


Reduced tickets for:

  • age 18-25 and over 65, university students

Free entry to all city museums for:

  • under the age of 18
  • disabled visitors and their companions
  • students groups and their teaching staff
  • tour guides and interpreters
  • members of ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM

* The only museum with different conditions for reduced and free entry is Santa Maria Novella. Reduced ticket prices are available for senior citizens aged over 65 and students groups under the age of 18 while free entry is offered to:

  • residents of the city of Florence
  • children up to 5 years of age
  • disabled visitors and their carers
  • members of religious orders or congregations and diocesan clergy
  • leaders of school parties or groups (1 every 15 members)
  • tour guides and interpreters
  • members of ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM

Ticket office closing times:

Museo di Palazzo Vecchio: one hour before museum closing time
Santa Maria Novella: 45 minutes before museum closing time
All other museums: half an hour before museum closing time

Author: Lourdes Flores

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