free museums in florence

In Florence, on many occasions, it's possible to visit national museums for free, as well as villas, libraries and archaeological areas.

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art days - free entry


After the success achieved on the occasion of the "Week of culture", Florence opens the doors to art and history allowing, for particular days of each month, free access to some museums, a special event spread over the whole national territory, you'll just need to pay attention to the different free openings, which will change from museum to museum.

Look for the dates on the website of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

Besides the possibility of free access to some national museums and municipal art sites (in the latter case, for residents of the metropolitan area only), there is also the opportunity to book private guided tours, which will make this experience even more special and really unique.

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Free admission to museums

During these days, the entry to some museums and cultural sites is free (for municipal ones, it's reserved for residents of the metropolitan area only) but, please don't forget that the entries to other museums, basilicas and historic buildings in Florence, which are not on the list, you'll need to purchase or to book the tickets.

free museums florence

List of museums and sites

The list of state museum and sites, with an indication of days with free admission, can be found at this address, while the Florentine civic museums are: Palazzo Vecchio Museum, Museo Novecento, Stefano Bardini Museum, Brancacci Chapel, Salvatore Romano Foundation and Museum of S. Maria Novella.

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Guided visit

Don't miss this special opportunity! Take advantage of the free entrance of the state and municipal museums of Florence and book a private personal guided tour of the historical city center or of a private guided visit of the cultural site you'd like to see. Below, you will find information and suggestions for guided tours.

Florence: museums with free admission

Free admission to the national museums, on certain days of each month only, will allow you to enjoy the immense artistic and cultural heritage preserved in the main art sites of Florence: find the days on the website here above. This important event, however, is also an opportunity to discover the city with our guided visit. We can take you to a walk in the historic center of Florence, an open-air museum, enjoying ancient culture and history.
Only for this event, I'll apply reduced rates: starting from € 35 per person (minimum 5 people).
Here below, you will find one of the many proposals for a guided tour.

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Guided tour of the historic center

The tour of Florence, lasting about 2 hours, will start from the Column of Piazza della Repubblica and will take you to the Baptistery and the Duomo (only external visit), it will continue to the places where lived the “Sommo Poeta”, Dante Alighieri, like the Oratorio dei Buonomini of San Martino, via de 'Cerchi and the Church of Orsanmichele. Then, we'll reach the nearby Piazza della Signoria with its Palazzo Vecchio and the open-sky-museun of the “Lanzi's Loggia”. The tour guide will lead you to the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo (called "Piglet Market") and we will end the itinerary at Ponte Vecchio, admiring the views and the beauties of the "Flor-da-Lys" city. The tour will start only with the people who have booked in advance. Please ask for a private guided tour's pricing!

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Book your private tour guide here

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Tourist guide in Florence

An exclusive and customized walk in the "Flor-da-Lys" city