Museums and monuments reopen in Florence

Highly anticipated reopening “a sign of hope”

Editorial Staff
January 16, 2021 - 11:23

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

 

 

Uffizi

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)

 

 

Bargello

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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