Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento

Sunday 3, let’s go visit museums!

As usual, the first Sunday of the month (next one being December 3) can be an opportunity to visit one or more museums for free.

Access to state museums will be free for everyone, Italians and foreigners alike, thanks to the ministerial initiative. So, doors open in Florence for many museums, such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, the Bargello National Museum, the Palazzo Pitti complex and Boboli Gardens, the Archaeological Museum, the Medici Chapels as well as the Medici villas of Castello and Petraia. Check out the complete list, including opening hours, in the section dedicated to ”Sunday at museums” on Tuscany Region website.

Another initiative, aimed only at residents of the Metropolitan City of Florence, is the "Domenica Metropolitana," which includes free admission and a series of activities (also for families and children) in civic museums. These include Palazzo Vecchio, with its exhibition dedicated to Flemish artist Giovanni Stradano on the 500th anniversary of his death; Museo Novecento (featuring the Robert Mapplethorpe and Cecily Brown exhibitions), the Santa Maria Novella complex, Cappella Brancacci (with guided tours to the restoration site), Museo Stefano Bardini and Palazzo Medici Riccardi, where there are two ongoing exhibitions: one dedicated to futurist artist Fortunato Depero, and the other one to Federigo Angeli (The Florentine Renaissance in the 20th century). At MAD - Murate Art District, don’t miss Mariana Ferratto’s “Libertà clandestine”, an artistic project focusing on the Argentinian dictatorship (1976-83). For more information visit the  section of Mus.e association dedicated to Domenica Metropolitana of December 3.

Florence residents can also visit some of Duomo complex’ monuments for free, by getting the Giglio Pass from the ticket office of Piazza San Giovanni 7 or the ticket office in Piazza Duomo 14.

Download the Museums Opening Hours pdf for more information.