New year at the Bargello Museums

Modified ticketing scheme announced

Editorial Staff
January 2, 2019 - 16:10

2019 will welcome a series of changes to the Bargello Museums that look to attract more visitors, adjust some of the room layouts and make some exciting additions to the ticketing system.

 

The Bargello Museums consist of the Bargello Museum, the Medici Chapels, the Orsanmichele church and museum, Casa Martelli, and Palazzo Davanzati. From the January 1, 2019, as well as purchasing regular single tickets at the usual price, it will be possible to buy an accumulative ticket for 18 euros that gets you access to all the museums within three days of the purchase date.

 

The Bargello also announced the introduction of the UAM Pass, a year-long ticket for 50 euro, valid from the purchase date. The pass gives holders unlimited access to all the Bargello museums while guaranteeing priority entrance, exhibition visits without a price premium, free participation on guided tours, conferences, events, family workshops and concerts.

 

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Having been discussed for a while by the Bargello Museums’ scientific committee, the pass was eventually approved by the museum director, Paola D'Agostino. After various ticket reforms in recent years that have provided more access to short term visitors to Florence, the introduction of the pass aims to evolve the typology of the visitor, encouraging a more referential use of the museum by residents, citizens and students alike. The card, aimed at everyone, including tourists, will allow visitors to return to the Bargello Museums in a familiar and frequent way while also increasing participation in the museums’ supplementary events. The pass can be bought in the ticket offices at the Medici Chapels, Palazzo Davanzati and Bargello Museum, or online. Each pass holder will benefit from a 15% discount in the museums’ bookshops.

 

To do justice to the rich collections held in this extraordinary group of museums, 2019 will be an exciting year as structural renovations, new exhibition layouts and educational activities will be taking place throughout all the institutions. New signage at the Medici chapels, the assignment of an artistic committee to curate and select the programme of additional events, a new education programme for families and multi-sensory workshops for visually-impaired visitors are just some of the changes coming this year.

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