Towers and fortresses reopen for the season
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Towers and fortresses reopen for the season

Make the mot of the chance to visit some of the city's dramatic defensive structures this summer.

Mon 20 Jun 2022 5:20 PM

From June 24, many of the city’s towers, gates and fortresses reopen for summer, with the inauguration taking place on the day that celebrates the city’s patron saint, San Giovanni. The openings are organized by the Florentine Civic Museums and MUS.E, allowing visitors to discover the history of the city and its defensive structures, all while enjoying a breathtaking view of Florence.

Torre di San Niccolò

Torre di San Niccolò

Open daily 5-8pm from June 24 to August 31, and 4-7pm from September 1-30, with visits held every 30 minutes, last access half an hour before closing. Access includes a guided tour, bringing you to the top from where you can admire the city as well as the Rampe del Poggi, built between 1872 and 1876.

Forte Belvedere

Otherwise known as Fortezza San Giorgio, the site will open to visitors for free from June 18 to October 1, with temporary art shows on display (fee required for exhibitions; 10 euro, 5 euro reduced). Guided tours of the ramparts cost 5 euro per person (non-residents in the Municipality of Florence), or 2.50 euro for residents, every Friday and Sunday at 5pm and 6.30pm (4pm and 5.30pm from September 1). Free visits for Unicoop Firenze members: 5pm on June 19 and 26, July 10-17-24-31, August 14-21-29, and September 11-18-25.

Fortezza da Basso

On July 7 + 28, and September 8, thanks to a collaboration with Firenze Fiera, there will be guided visits every hour from 5-8pm to discover the secrets of the fortress, costing 6 euro per person (free for holders of the Card del Fiorentino).

Baluardo di San Giorgio

Visits every 30 minutes from 5-8pm on June 25, July 16, August 6 + 27, and from 4-7pm on September 17.

Porta Romana

Visits every 30 minutes from 5-8pm on July 2 + 23 and August 13. From 4-7pm on September 3 + 24.

Torre Zecca

Visits every 30 minutes from 5-8pm on July 9 + 30 and August 20. From 4-7pm on September 10 and October 1.

Admission is for visitors aged 8 and over for some sites. Admission is free for under 18s, tourist guides and interpreters, ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM members.

Reservation is required.
T: 055 2768224

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