Welcome Back Uffizi Galleries after COVID-19 Closure
After the first wave of all city-run museums and three state run museums once again welcoming visitors on weekdays only after remaining closed over two months to comply with restrictions designed to contain Covid contagions, the Uffizi Galleries are following suit, in addition to the San Marco museum, which will become newly accessible to the public beginning Thursday, January 21. As always, face masks are mandatory, as well as a minimum distance of one meter (3.2 ft.) between visitors.
The following is a list of additions to this week’s schedule of reopenings:
— the Boboli Gardens open starting on January 19; hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Access during March: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Ticket holders may enter up to one hour before closing time.
— the Pitti Palace museums (Palatine Gallery, Modern Art Gallery and the Treasures of the Grand Dukes collection (formerly the Silver Museum) open starting January 20; hours: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Tuesday through Friday. Ticket holders may enter up to one hour before closing time.
— the Uffizi open starting January 21; hours 8:30 am – 6:30 pm Tuesday through Friday. Included in the itinerary is the current Joseph Wright of Derby exhibition.
— the Archeological Museum on via della Colonna also reopened on January 18. (rosanna cirigliano)