The museum occupies the Grand Dukes’ sumptuously frescoed Summer Apartments and the mezzanine of Palazzo Pitti and houses the Medici treasures, including such items as the collection of semi-precious stones vases of Lorenzo the Magnificent, the cameos and inlay works of Cosimo I, the rock crystals of Francesco I, the amber collection of Maria Magdalena of Austria and the jewellery of Anna Maria Luisa, the last surviving member of the Medici line.
There is also an exceptional collection, of about 1,000 pieces of oriental porcelain, and the Salzburg Treasure, consisting of 16th–18th century silverware. The Sala delle Donazioni (‘of the gifts’) contains jewellery produced between the 18th century and the present day by leading European and Italian workshops.
Tesoro dei Granduchi - Palazzo Pitti
Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italia
The Museum of the Tesoro dei Granduchi is located on the ground floor, left wing of the Cortile dell’Ammannati, at the left of the metal detectors for security controls, and it is structured into two levels connected by stairs.
The entrance door is also the museum's exit and there is a threshold of 3 cm/ 1,2 in. 22 rooms and a space especially for exhibitions, the Cortile di Aiace, compose the Museum.
The ground floor is entirely accessible, except some slight differences in height: between room 1 and 2 there is a step of 3 cm/1,2 in and, to enter room 3 (of Giovanni da San Giovanni) there is a threshold of 1 cm/0,3 in. Between room 3 and 4 (Lorenzo il Magnifico) there are two thresholds of 1 cm / 0,3 in and the floor has a slope with a gradient up to 3%. In this room and in the whole museum, the minimum space for transit is 54 cm / 1,7 ft .The other rooms are connected by doors with thresholds of 1 cm/0,3 in in height.
The mezzanine floor of the Palace is not accessible for people with reduced mobility or in wheelchair. The path ends with room 22, on the ground floor. Exit is from room 1, to reach it visitors will pass through an automatic door in room 22 (threshold of 2 cm/0,8 in) which leads in the Cortile di Aiace and through a second door (threshold of 2 cm/0,8 in).
For information, please contact the Accessibility and Inclusion Department by calling +39 055 2388617, Monday – Friday 9.30am-1pm, Tuesday and Thursday 3-5pm. email@example.com ; www.uffizi.it/pagine/accessibilita