veduta dalla Torre San Niccolò

Florence from above: towers, fortresses and gates.

Towers and city gates are reopening to the public throughout the summer.

Discover the history of these monuments, their specific functions as well as their relationship with the medieval and contemporary city in a fascinating journey through time, and enjoy the best views of Florence.

These monuments represent an important chapter in the history of Florence, a real open-air museum permeating the city’s urban fabric, designated by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Actually, the logo of the Historic Center of Florence evokes the medieval city walls - no longer in existence - whose traces remain thanks to the presence of towers and ancient doors.

Guided tours, organized by the Musei Civici Fiorentini and MUS. E association, are open to all, from 8 years old. Reservation is required.