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State Museums in Florence: the Polo Museale Fiorentino

There are many museums in Florence beyond the Uffizi and Accademia galleries. The museums in Florence are generally run by the Italian national government and, in Florence, that means by the Polo Museale Fiorentino or by the city which fall under the Florentine Civic Museums office (see the list of those here) or are private (such as the Palazzo Strozzi, the Horne museum, the Stibbert Museum.

In order to create some order, particularly when special openings occur, the list below has those run by the Italian State government in Florence, called the Polo Museale Fiorentino.

Since July 2014, ALL OF THESE MUSEUMS offer FREE entrance on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month!!


Uffizi Gallery (+Department of Prints and Drawings of Uffizi)
Accademia Gallery (+ Cherubini Conservatory's Collection )
Bargello National Museum
The Medici Chapels
Museum of San Marco
The Pitti Palace
- The Palatine Gallery
- The Gallery of Modern Art
- The Costume Gallery
- The 'Museo degli Argenti' - The Medici Treasury
- The Porcelain Museum
- The Boboli Gardens
Museum of Palazzo Davanzati
Museum of Casa Martelli
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele - free entrance
Hall of Perugino - free entrance

The Villas

Garden of the Medici Villa of Castello
Corsini Villa of Castello
Medici Villa of Petraia
Medici Villa of Poggio a Caiano and Museum of still life
Medici Villa of Cerreto Guidi and the Historical Hunting and Territorial Museum

The Last Suppers and Cloisters

'Cenacolo' of Ognissanti
'Cenacolo' of Andrea del Sarto
'Cenacolo' of Fuligno
'Cenacolo' of Sant'Apollonia
Cloister of the Scalzo

Temporarily closed:

The Carriage Museum (Pitti Palace)
The Contini Bonacossi Collection (Uffizi Gallery) - there are special guided visits planned occasionally, you can see when if you follow the news section here.
The Vasari Corridor (Uffizi Gallery) - this is open to groups organized by tour agencies, see those tours here.

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