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.

Starting from San Niccolò Tower, one of the most popular Florentine towers, various fortifications of the city have reopened to the public from June 24: the Torre della Zecca, Porta Romana, the Bastione di San Giorgio as well as the Forte Belvedere, which hosts two exhibitions: "Italiae. From the Alinari to the masters of contemporary photography" and "Pienovuoto. Massimo Vitali".

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.

Visits will be carried out in compliance with the provisions for COVID-19 prevention and will be cancelled in case of rain. Please note that these buildings are not accessible to people with mobility impairments, due to the presence of stairs.