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Museums and monuments reopen in Florence

Palazzo Vecchio and the Torre di Arnolfo, Museo Novecento, Museo Bardini, Brancacci Chapel and Santa Maria Novella Museum all to reopen.

Sat 16 Jan 2021 10:23 AM

Florence’s museums reopened on Monday, January 18, news that has been long awaited by the cultural sector: Palazzo Vecchio and the Torre di Arnolfo, Museo Novecento (including the Henry Moore exhibitions), Museo Bardini, Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria Novella Museum (with Massimo Sestini’s photographic show based on Dante), Gino Bartali Cycling Museum and the Auschwitz Memorial.


City councillor for culture, Tommaso Sacchi, commented, “Culture restarting sends a strong signal of hope…We have worked tirelessly to organize the reopening and we can announce that, on Monday, all the municipal museums will be open again. We want to send a clear message: culture, like schools, are fundamental pillars of society and crucial tools for the development and education of the younger generations.”


Under Italian law, museums may remain open on weekdays only in regions classed as “yellow zones” (medium-low risk of Covid-19 infection). Tuscany is a yellow zone until January 24, when the situation will be re-evaluated for the whole of Italy. 


The Bargello has also reopened on weekdays from 8:45 to 13.30, as too have the Medici Chapels (Mon + Tue, 8:45 – 13.30; Wed, Thurs + Fri, 14:00 – 18:30). Palazzo Davanzati is open from Monday to Friday 14:00 – 18.30.


It has also been announced that the Boboli Gardens will reopen on Tuesday, January 19, Palazzo Pitti on January 20 and the Uffizi on January 21. Check here for updated information about opening hours.


Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi’s Dome will reopen to the public on January 25; weekdays only; Dome: 12:45 – 6pm; Cathedral: 10:15am – 4pm. Tickets here.


The Accademia has released details that the gallery intends to resume its cultural mission with a new layout on February 13. 



View of the Bardini Museum / ph. @musefirenze



Museum opening times in Florence, January 18-24:


Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am to 7pm

Thursday from 9am to 2pm



Arnolfo Tower

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am to 5pm

Thursday from 9am to 2pm




Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.30pm



Palazzo Pitti

Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am to 1.30pm 



Boboli Gardens

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm


Museo Novecento

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, from 11am to 7pm

Thursday from 11am to 2pm


Stefano Bardini Museum

Monday and Friday from 11am to 5pm



Brancacci Chapel

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm



Brancacci Chapel / Fondazione Romano combined ticket

Monday from 10am to 5pm


Santa Maria Novella Museum

Thursday and Friday from 10am to 5pm



Gino Bartali Cycling Museum

Friday from 10am to 1pm



Auschwitz Memorial

Monday and Friday 10am – 1pm (hourly visits)




Monday to Friday 8:45am to 1:30pm



Medici Chapels

Monday + Tuesday 8:45am to 1:30pm; Wednesday, Thursday + Friday 2-6:30pm



Palazzo Davanzati

Monday to Friday 2-6:30pm



Collezione Roberto Casamonti

Monday to Friday 11:30am-7pm

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