State Museums in Florence

State museums offer free entrance to EU Citizens under 18 and over 65 years of age, and reduced price tickets to those between 18-25.

Uffizi Gallery – Galleria Degli Uffizi

Loggiato degli Uffizi, 6
Phone: +39 055 238 8683
Open: Tu-Su, 8:15-18:50
Closed: Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

Initiated by the Medici family in the late 16th century, the Uffizi is the most famous art gallery in Italy, with representative works by Italian masters, such as: Cimabue, Giotto, Duccio, Simone Martini, Masaccio, Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli (The Birth of Venus), Leonardo, and Michelangelo, in addition to: Mannerists, Flemish, Spanish painters, Venetian artists, all the way up to Tiepolo, as well as French and German schools. The characteristic Vasari Corridor connects the museum with Pitti Palace, passing over the Ponte Vecchio.

Accademia Gallery – Galleria dell’Accademia

Via Ricasoli, 60
Phone: +39 055 2388609

Open: Tu-Su, 8:15-18:50
Closed: Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

Home to seven of Michelangelo’s marble works: the David, St. Matthew, four unfinished prisoners, and the Pietà di Palestrina. The surrounding rooms contain one of Italy’s most important art galleries, rivaled only by the Uffizi and the Pitti.

Bargello National Museum – Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Via del Proconsolo, 4
Phone: +39 055 238 8606
Open: 8:15-13:50, daily.
Closing days: 
1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday and 2nd and 4th Monday, monthly; January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

Sculptures and works of Medieval Italian Art and Renaissance Art. Pieces by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Della Robbbia, Verrocchio, Pollaiolo, Michelangelo, Giambologna, and Bernini. The courtyard and the chapel lie under arcades and feature frescoes attributed to Giotto.

Pitti Palace – Palazzo Pitti

Pitti Palace, Piazza Pitti
Phone: 055 238 8614

Pitti Palace, the former residence of Napolean, as well as the King and Arch Duke of Florence, is home to several museums.

You can buy a special ticket to visit all six Palazzo Pitti museums, valid for three days from date of purchase. There is also a ‘light’ version of this ticket, which includes: Boboli Garden, Museo delle Porcellane and Museo degli Argenti.

Palantine Gallery – Galleria Palatina

Phone +39 055 238 8614
Open: Tu-Su, 8:15-18:50
Closed: every Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25th


The ideal continuation of the Uffizi, the vast art gallery of Pitti Palace is famous for its works by great painters of the XVI and XVII centuries.

Gallery of Modern Art – Galleria d’Arte Moderna

Piazza Pitti
Phone: +39 055 2388616
Open: Tu-Su, 8:15-18:50
Closed: Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

The Medici Treasury – Museo degli Argenti

Piazza Pitti
Phone: +39 055 2388709
Open: 8:15 – 16:15 (November – February), 8:15 – 17:15 (March), 8:15 – 18:15 (April, May, September, October – before daylight savings time) 8:15 – 17:15 (October – after daylight savings time) 8:15 – 18:30 (June – August)
Closed: 1st and last Monday, monthly; January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

The Porcelain Museum – Museo delle Porcellane

Boboli Gardens, ‘Casino del Cavaliere'<
Phone: +39 055 2388709
Open: 8:15 – 16:15 (November – February), 8:15 – 17:15 (March), 8:15 – 18:15 (April, May, September, October – before daylight savings time) 8:15 – 17:15 (October – after daylight savings time) 8:15 – 18:30 (June – August)
Closed: 1st and last Monday, monthly; January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

The Costume Gallery – Galleria del Costume

Palazzina della Meridiana, Piazza Pitti
Phone: +39 055 2388713
Open: 8:15 – 16:15 (November – February), 8:15 – 17:15 (March), 8:15 – 18:15 (April, May, September, October – before daylight savings time) 8:15 – 17:15 (October – after daylight savings time) 8:15 – 18:30 (June – August)
Closed: 1st and last Monday, monthly; January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

Boboli Gardens

Behind Palazzo Pitti, entrance on right-hand side
Phone: +39 055 2651816
Open: 8:15 – 16:15 (November – February), 8:15 – 17:15 (March), 8:15 – 18:15 (April, May, September, October – before daylight savings time) 8:15 – 17:15 (October – after daylight savings time) 8:15 – 18:30 (June – August)
Closed: 1st and last Monday, monthly; January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

The most typical and splendid Italian garden of the late Renaissance: an open-air museum for its variety of statues, fountains, grottoes, obelisks and fish ponds.

Medicean Chapels – Cappelle Medicee

Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6
Phone: +39 0552388602
Open: 8:15-13:50, daily
Closed: 2nd and 4th Sunday, and 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday, monthly; January 1st, May 1st, December 25th


The Museum is incorporated into the vast complex of Basilica San Lorenzo, which, being the parish church of the Medici family, is particularly richly decorated. It is here that members of the family have been buried from the mid-15th century on. The New Sacristy, which Michelangelo designed, is famous for the tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici, creating one of the masterpieces of architecture and sculpture of the Italian Renaissance.

Opificio Pietre Dure

Via Alfani, 78. Phone +39 055 265111
Open: Mon-Sat, 8:15-14:00; Thu, 8:15-19:00
Closed: Sundays and holidays

Created by the Medici family in the 16th century to promote ‘Florentine Mosaic Work‘ made with semiprecious stones.

Palazzo Davanzati (Old Florentine House)

Via Porta Rossa, 13
Phone: +39 055 2388610

Open: Mon – Sun, 8:15-13:50
Closed: 2nd and 4th Sunday, and the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday, monthly

A restored, elegant Renaissance residence including kitchen, bedrooms, dining room, and study. The architectural structure of the palace represents an interesting example of a 13th century home, showing the transition stage from Medieval tower house to Renaissance building.

Archaeology Museum – Museo Archeologico

Via della Colonna, 38
Phone: 055 235750
Open: Mon, 2:00-19:00; Tues and Thurs, 8:30-19:00; Wed, Fri and Sun, 8:30-14:00
Closed: 2nd and 4th Monday, monthly

And important museum regarding the study of Etruscan art and civilization. It includes a Topographical MuseumEgyptian Museum (the second-most important in Italy) and many Greek, Etruscan and Roman sculptures.

Prehistoric Museum of Florence

Via S.Egidio, 21
Phone: 055 295159
Open: 
Mon, 14:00-17:00; Wed, Fri, Sat, 9:30-16:30; Tues, Thurs, 9:30-16:30
Closed: Sundays, holidays and mid-August

This museum shows all the great stages of prehistoric human history from the Paleolithic period to the Iron Age.

“Cenacolo” di Ognissanti

Via Borgognissanti 42
Phone: 055 2396802
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, 9:00-12:00
Closed: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th
Admission: FREE

The Last Supper and detached frescoes by Domenico del Ghirlandaio.

“Cenacolo” di Andrea Del Sarto

Via di San Salvi 16
Phone: +39 055 2388603
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:15 – 13:50
Closed: Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th
Admission: FREE

The famous Last Supper fresco and other works by Andrea del Sarto are housed in this ancient Monastery. Its rooms exhibit important works by various 16th century artists.

“Cenacolo” di Fuligno

Via Faenza, 42
Phone: +39 055 2388603
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 9:00 – 12:00
Closed: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays
Admission: FREE

Perugino’s Last Supper fresco resides in the refectory of this ancient convent.  It’s considered one of the most important examples of Umbrian culture in Florence.

Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia

Via XXVII Aprile, 1
Phone: +39 055 2388607
Open: 8:15-13:50, daily
Closed: 2nd and 4th Monday and 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday, monthly; January 1st, May 1st and December 25th
Admission: FREE

The renaissance refectory of this ancient monastery preserves frescoes and works by Andrea del Castagno.

Scalzo Cloister – Chiostro dello Scalzo

Via Cavour, 69
Phone: 055 2388604
Open: Mon, Thu, Sat, 8:15 – 13:50
Closed: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun
Admission: FREE

A small and elegant cloister of the Confraternity “Scalzo” of the 16th century. Frescoes by Andrea del Sarto and Franciabigio.

The Crucifixion by Perugino

Borgo Pinti, 58
Phone: +39 055 2478420
Open: 
Mon-Sat, 9:30-12:00, 17:00-17:30, 18:10-19:00. Sunday, 9:30-11:00, 17:00-19:00.
Admission: FREE to church, donation to view crucifixion

In the ex-monastery of St.Mary Magdalen of the Pazzi family lies this masterpiece of Italian Renaissance by Perugino.

Orsanmichele Museum

Via Arte della Lana
Phone: +39 055 284944
Open: Church: 10:00-17:00, daily. Museum of sculptures: 10:00-17:00, Mondays.
Closed: Church closed on Mondays
Admission: FREE

The Museum preserves decorative sculptures, paintings and works that were commissioned for Orsanmichele Church.

The Romano Foundation in the “Cenacolo” of Santo Spirito

Piazza Santo Spirito, 29
Phone: +39 055 287043

Open: Mon, Sat, Sun, 10:00-16:00.
Closed: January 1st, Easter, May 1st, August 15th, December 25th

Orcagna’s Crucifixion and a collection of other works of art.