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The European Heritage Days take place in the month of September: they are scheduled on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 for free openings in the State museums of all Italy. 

Posted on 18/9/2018

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In the heart of Florence, a few steps from the Cathedral square, one of the most beautiful palaces of Florence bears witness to the city's glorious past: it is Palazzo Medici Riccardi.

Posted on 10/9/2018

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On the first Sunday of the month state-owned museums and archaeological areas are open for free for everybody: it's Sunday at the Museum.

Posted on 31/8/2018

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The city of Florence has a special tourist card, which is called Firenze Card. It is valid for 72 hours and provides you the admission to 72 museums, villas and historical gardens located in Florence and in the surrounding area. All the most important are included.

Posted on 1/8/2018

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Some museums have extended their opening hours until the end of the summer, in order to allow people to visit them at night too.

Posted on 28/6/2018

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It is not enough known but it is an important museum for Florence. A long and accurate restorations work aimed at re-establishing the configuration which its founder, the antiquarian Stefano Bardini, had originally given the exhibition.

Posted on 21/3/2018

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In the year of the "Jubilee of Mercy" on January 20, 2016, a completely renovated Museum of the Misericordia in Florence was opened to the public.

Posted on 26/2/2018

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The Uffizi are the most visited museum in Italy, with more than 2.200.000 recorded visitors in 2017. From March 1st 2018 the ticketing system of this museum, as well as the one for Palazzo Pitti and Garden of Boboli, will change.

Posted on 8/2/2018

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Just launched in Florence is Gucci Garden: a multifunctional space hosting both Gucci Garden Galleria, the exhibit area telling the history of the brand, and the restaurant Gucci Osteria with a menu signed by the three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura and lastly the boutique, set up with one-of-a-kind items in a kaleidoscope of colours.

Posted on 24/1/2018

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The Geo Bruschi Museum is the very first museum open to the public in the town of Pontassieve.  Passionate about travelling, photographer Eugenio GEO Bruschi has visited more than 130 countries and has donated his collection of photos, objects and works of art to the Municipality of Pontassieve.

Posted on 16/1/2018

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Starting from March 1st 2018 the ticket price for some of the most visited Florentine museums will change: the Gallerie degli Uffizi and the Opera del Duomo complex.

Posted on 16/1/2018

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A city of ceramics with a very important Museum of ceramics: we are in Montelupo Fiorentino, just 30 minutes from Florence.

Posted on 27/11/2017

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An itinerary that spans seven centuries inside the oldest still active hospital in the world.

Posted on 20/11/2017

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This website gives account on the opening hours of the monuments and museums in Florence and surroundings. Please, open this article to download the updated opening hours of the museums in PDF format.

Posted on 20/10/2017

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The San Firenze complex, once the city’s main courthouse, now has a new function as the home of the prestigious Centro Franco Zeffirelli, which plays multiple roles as the foundation’s office, school, museum and exhibition venue.

Posted on 27/9/2017

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Museo della Specola, situated on Via Romana not far from the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, opened to the public in 1775 and is one of the oldest of the great European scientific museums.

Posted on 24/2/2017

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The first news about Vinci dates back to the year One Thousand, the oldest village gathers around the Castle of the Counts Guidi, lords of these lands.

Posted on 28/1/2017

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If you are tired of the usual tourist destinations and you are looking for something different to visit, we suggest you to spend an afternoon in Empoli, maybe during the weekend, when most of the sights are usually open.

Posted on 11/1/2017

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The Marino Marini Museum is in Florence, within a short walking distance from Piazza della Repubblica. Located in an ancient church now deconsecrated, it has been beautifully readapted to house the sculptures on display according to modern criteria.

Posted on 3/1/2017

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The Little Temple of the Holy Sepulchre is permanently open to the public with access from the Marino Marini Museum.

Posted on 3/1/2017

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The Egyptian Museum of Florence is the second most important in Italy after the museum of Turin and it is situated inside the National Archaeological Museum of Florence.

Posted on 3/11/2016

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Teatro Niccolini welcomes visitors to the Great Duomo Museum. A film will prepare the viewers so that they can understand the genesis of the monuments in Piazza Duomo and the masterpieces located there.

Posted on 24/10/2016

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One of the oldest European institutions of assistance to children has reopened its doors after a long period of refurbishment begun in 2010, with its splendid museum that has been completely restored.

Posted on 8/10/2016

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New permanent exhibition at the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence, Palaeontology section: it tells the Stories of a whale.

Posted on 10/5/2016

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If you are not able to visit Florence during the low season (in November and in January-February) and you don't want to queue up, we recommend to make a reservation to the most visited museums of Florence so that you do not waste your time.

Posted on 10/5/2016

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Strolling in Piazza San Lorenzo with your eyes on the rooftops, you will notice an unusual building with a little dome in front of the church. It is the Ximeniano Observatory, a scientific institute that has been active for 250 years.

Posted on 1/3/2016

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Since the Galileo Museum took this name (it was called Institute and Museum of History of Science), it has wished to give more emphasis to Galileo’s heritage.

Posted on 9/11/2015

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The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence is completely new.

Posted on 17/10/2015

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The Pitti Palace, the “new home” of the ruling family selected by Eleanor of Toledo. A real royal palace for the lords of Florence and Tuscany, it is one of the city’s most known places.

Posted on 28/8/2015

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A special offer for families, new ways to discover the wonders of the city of Florence at all ages.

Posted on 5/6/2015

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In Montespertoli, in piazza Machiavelli, which is also the heart of the historic center, the Amedeo Bassi Museum dedicated to the tenor born in Montespertoli is inaugurated.

Posted on 28/11/2014

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Dedicated to Italian art in the Twentieth Century, the Museum Novecento offers a selection of around 300 works distributed in 15 rooms, besides a study room, a department for Prints and Drawings and a room for conferences and screenings.

Posted on 31/7/2014

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In this page you can find some useful information about the free entrances in State museums of Florence. From July 2014, there are some news regarding free entrance in State museums.

Posted on 20/7/2014

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This is not really a card but a good opportunity to visit all the museums in an area and save on single tickets. The area is in the north of Florence.
 

Posted on 30/6/2014

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Situated in the village of San Donnino, part of the municipality of Campi Bisenzio in the north-west suburbs of Florence, is the Museo di arte sacra.

Posted on 6/6/2014

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The Museo Casa Siviero is actually a house that you enter feeling a bit intrigued, a bit intruder.
The small villa on the Lungarno Serristori has the appearance of a normal dwelling; the entrance is beside the garden.

Posted on 1/4/2014

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The level of accessibility to the tourist sites in Florence is definitely good. Most of these sites are accessible, while very few museums - due mainly to historical features of the buildings - are  inaccessible.

Posted on 31/3/2014

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The splendid collection in the Horne Museum is a journey through time to get an insight into daily life in the 15th and 16th centuries
We seem to have travelled back through the centuries and to be entering a Renaissance house, one in which we find not only precious works of art but also the furniture and the utensils of daily use: welcome to the Horne Museum.
Posted on 20/3/2014

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After being under restoration for several years, the Florentine home where Giorgio Vasari spent the last years of his life and died in 1574 is reopening to the public.
Posted on 9/3/2014

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The bond between Enrico Caruso and the Bellosguardo Hill above Lastra a Signa was a love one, born after the relationship with Ada Giachetti. They visited the ruined country house together, bought it and lived there more uxorio.

Posted on 6/3/2014

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The Museo Benozzo Gozzoli in Castelfiorentino was conceived and constructed for the purpose of giving a home to the frescoes which Benozzo painted for two chapels built near the city.

Posted on 4/3/2014

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Founded in Cerreto Guidi is Mumeloc, the Museum of Local Memory. It tells the present and future generations about life in the Fucecchio Marshes and the Nazi massacre that took place here in August 1944.

Posted on 16/12/2013

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More than a century of football history on display at Coverciano
Ranging from Maradona’s jersey to the World Cups won by Italy, from Paolo Rossi’s mythical 20 in the World Cup in Spain to a vast collection of postage stamps from all over the world on the subject of football, the Museo del Calcio in Coverciano, Florence, offers an extensive and fascinating panorama of Italy’s best loved sport.
Posted on 24/11/2013

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The Glass Museum of Empoli was built in a town where the traditional manufacturing of this material is still carried on today and played an important role in supporting the region and local craftsmen in the past.

Posted on 24/7/2013

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Who wanted to build the villa of Carreto Guidi? It was commissioned by Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici (1519-1574), who spent a lot of time in this area rich in forests and particularly suitable for the hunting expeditions of the court.

Posted on 22/2/2013

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