New card introduced for Florence’s civic museums

Residents entitled to unlimited access and three guided tours for 10 euro

Editorial Staff
August 27, 2019 - 16:49

Beginning October 1, residents of Florence can purchase a museum pass for the city’s civic museums for 10 euro, guaranteeing unlimited entrance and three guided tours for one year. The aim is to encourage locals to learn about their immense artistic heritage and spread the word about the extraordinary collections housed in the civic museums.

 

The pass will include entrance to Palazzo Vecchio (including the archeological site, Torre di Arnolfo and tapestries in the Salone de’ Dugento), Santa Maria Novella Museum, Museo Novecento, Stefano Bardini Museum, Brancacci Chapel, Fondazione Salvatore Romano, Forte di Belvedere and the city’s historic towers and gates (Torre San Niccolò, Torre della Zecca, Porta Romana and Baluardo San Giorgio). Visits to the Auschwitz Memorial, “Gino Bartali” Cycling Museum and Museo del Bigallo will still be free.  

 

The initiative is experimental for now, but Councilor for Culture Tommaso Sacchi believes in the message. “It is fundamental that Florentines have a ‘special’ ticket for ‘their’ museums,” he noted. The card’s affordable price is deliberate, says Sacchi, as it increases the chance of repeat visits and attracting people who would otherwise not come to the museums. Though entrance is free, some sites require advance reservations, as do the guided tours. For more information about opening times and reservations, visit the Florentine Civic Museums’s official website.

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