Free March 6 Museum Access & Activities

Self portrait of Benozzo Gozzoli on loan from the Louvre.

The ‘Domenica Metropolitana’ returns on March 6, a day in which all residents of the Greater Florence Metropolitan area have the opportunity to visit local city-run museums for free. Thanks to the support of GIOTTO, a brand from F.I.L.A. (Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini), citizens will also be able to take part in the numerous visits and activities scheduled in various places.

Cost-free entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Santa Maria Novella, Museo Novecento, and the Murate complex are offered to everyone, all of which host exhibitions curated for the Black History Month.

Guests can also view Palazzo Medici Riccardi which hosts the Benozzo Gozzoli exhibition and the Chapel of the Magi, dedicated to the Renaissance master and his relationship with Florence and the Medici family.  

It will also be possible to participate in visits to the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine, where visitors have special access to the scaffolding that is set up for diagnostic and restoration work of the Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi frescoes under the guidance of a professional, also available to the disabled.

There are also activities for families with younger children, including readings of such fables of Tale of the Turtle and the sail and To make a city, you need a flower in the Palazzo Vecchio Museum. Art workshops are scheduled in Museo Novecento of 20th and 21st Century Art and Palazzo Medici Riccardi. On the occasion of the 500th birthday of Eleonora de Toledo (consort of Cosimo I Medici), special guided tours are offered in Palazzo Vecchio. 

All guided tours and activities have free admission, but making a reservation is required. When booking, it’s possible to reserve one appointment during the day for up to five people. 

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Palazzo Vecchio Museum: 9 am – 7 pm, 40 visitors every 15 minutes.

Torre di Arnolfo*: 9 am – 5 pm, 20 visitors every 45 minutes

Santa Maria Novella: 1 pm – 5 pm, 50 visitors every 15 minutes (access from station square near ° 4)

Stefano Bardini Museum: 11 am – 5 pm, 25 visitors every 15 minutes

Salvatore Romano Foundation**: 11 am – 5 pm

Museo Novecento: 11 am – 8 pm, 30 visitors every 15 minutes

Gino Bartali Cycling Museum: 10 am – 4 pm

Palazzo Medici Riccardi: 9 am – 7 pm, 15 visitors every 15 minutes

Brancacci Chapel: 1 pm – 5 pm,  10 visitors every 30 minutes, last access 4:15 pm. Reservations required (access to the scaffolding of the diagnostic and restoration site takes place under guidance. The scaffolding is accessible to people with mobility difficulties and disabilities)

*in case of rain, the Tower will be closed to the public.

** For the Salvatore Romano Foundation the free ticket must be collected at the ticket office of the Bardini Museum before going there.

For entrance, visitors must show a Super Green Pass, along with identification and wear a face mask (inside of the museum). Ticket booths close one hour before the museum’s closing hours. Users who are in possession of a Florence Card do not have priority entrance for all Florentine Civic Museums.  (ted de veer)