Florence

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Updated, Aug 2020

City

Florence also Firenze known as the birthplace of Renaissance. It’s the capital of Spectacular Tuscany region of Italy. City is on the banks of Arno river which has an age old iconic landmark, Ponte Vecchio (Old bridge) crossing over it.

From Medici family to Boboli gardens, It’s the city of master artist and sculpturists too. Michelangelo is one of the prime master of Tuscany. There are museums and cathedrals,  it’s one of the most important heritage city to explore and rediscover.




Getting In & Around

Getting in
Florence Airport
5 km northwest. Bus: 6€ Volainbus by Busitalia, Tram: 1.50€ more info. Taxi: 22-25€
 
Firenze S.M.N.
Central railway station, Connected by all over the country by regional and high speed trains of Trenitalia and Italo. Station is well equipped with many modern services. shops, lockers etc. for more information visit website..
 
Getting around

Public Transport

Tickets can be purchased at station windows and ticket machines and tobacco shops, also from tram and bus drivers.
Visit website

Tickets: single ticket 1.50€ (2.50€ on board), 24 hrs ticket 5€, 3 day ticket 12€, 7 day ticket 18€. 

Piazzale Michelangelo


See & Do

Highlights

Florence Cathedral – Duomo: 
landmark-church | getting in: C1 bus, about: Florence Cathedral or Duomo of Florence is an example of outstanding italian architecture. Its renaissance era dome designed by  Filippo Brunelleschi stands out in the city. Its marvelous size and beauty can be seen from Piazzale Michelangelo. Construction of the cathedral started in about 1296 under architect Arnolfo di Cambio, and completed about 150 years later. Duomo has influence of its design, interior and artwork by several great architects and designers. Giotto’s bell tower stands on the right side of the Cathedral. 
opening hours: Mon to Sat 10am to 4:30pm, Sun: 1:30pm to 4:30pm (varies occasionally), tickets: Cathedral : Free, Full Price Tickets 18 euros and reduced Price Tickets 3 euros, Dome : 8:30am to 7pm,  Museum : 9am to 7pm, Bell Tower : 8:15am to 7:20pm, address: Piazza del Duomo, Firenze. , Visit Duomo website  phone: +39 055 2302885, email: [email protected]

Galleria dell’Accademia: 
museum | opening hours: 8:15 am to 6:50 pm (tue-sun), Monday closed, tickets: Full €12, Reduced €2  (booking fee € 4 extra), address: Via Ricasoli 60, 50122 Florence, Visit website

Piazzale Michelangelo: 
public square | opening hours:  open area

Ponte Vecchio: 
bridge | opening hours:  open area

Ponte Vecchio

Museums

Uffizi Gallery: 
museum | opening hours: 8:15 am to 6:50 pm (tue-sun) Monday closed, tickets: Full € 12 (nov-feb) / € 20 (mar-oct), Reduced € 2, (booking fee € 4 extra), address: Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122 Florence, Visit website phone: +39 055 294883, email: [email protected]

Giardino di Boboli: 
museum | opening hours: Opens 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (nov-feb), to 5:30 pm (mar), to 6:30 pm (apr-may & sep-oct), to 7:30 pm (jun-aug), Closed 1st & last Monday of every month, 1 jan, 25 dec. tickets: Nov to Feb Full Ticket: €10 /€38*, Reduced: €2, Mar to Oct Full Ticket: €6 /€18*, Reduced: €2, *Combined ticket includes, Uffzi Gallery + Bobolo Gardens, Online booking fee €3. Free: under 18 yrs, Free admission every 1st Sunday of the month(oct-mar), Last admission is 1 hour before closing time. address: Piazza de Pitti, 50125 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 229 8732

Museo delle Cappelle Medicee: 
museum | opening hours: 8:15 am to 2 pm, Closed: 2 & 4 Sun, 1-2-5 Mon, 1 jan, 1 may, 25 dec, tickets: Full Ticket: €8, Reduced: €2, Free for under 18 yrs, *Online booking fee €1 per ticket. Free: museum week: mar 1-5, First Sundays of October to March, address: Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Florence, Visit website phone: +39 055 064 9430

Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 
museum | opening hours: 8:15 am to 2 pm (mon-fri), 1:15 pm to 7 pm (sat-sun)
Closed: 2 & 5 Sun, 1-3-5 Mon, 1 jan, 25 dec, tickets: Full Ticket: €6, Reduced: €2, *Online booking fee €1 per ticket. Free: museum week: mar 1-5, First Sundays of October to March, Free: museum week: mar 1-5, First Sundays of October to March, address: Via Porta Rossa, 13, 50123 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 064 9460

Museo di San Marco: 
museum | opening hours: 8:15 am to 1:50 pm (mon-fri), 8:15 am to 4:50 pm (sat-sun), Closed: 1,3 & 5 Sun, 2-4 Mon, Last admission is half hour before closing. tickets: Full Ticket: €8, Reduced: €2, Booking fee: € 3, address: Piazza San Marco 3, 50121 Florence, Visit website phone: +39 055 088 2000

Museo Nazionale del Bargello: 
museum | opening hours: 8:15 am to 2 pm, Closed: 2 & 4 Sun, 1-2-5 Mon, 1 jan, 1 may, 25 dec. tickets: Full Ticket: €8, Reduced: €2, Free for under 18 yrs, *Online booking fee €1 per ticket. Free: museum week: mar 1-5, First Sundays of October to March. address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 238 86 06

Museo Novecento: 
museum | opening hours: April to September 11 am to 8 pm (mon-wed,sat-sun), 2pm(thu), 11pm(fri), October to March 11 am to 7 pm (fri-wed), 2pm(thu), Last entry is one hour before closing, tickets: Full Ticket: €9,50, Reduced: €4,50, Free: under 18 yrs, address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, 50123 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 286132 email: [email protected]

Palazzo Medici-Riccardi: 
museum | opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm (thu-tue) Closed on Wednesdays, tickets: Full Ticket: €7, Reduced: €4, exhibitions price extra. Free: under 17 yrs, Ticket office closes one hour before closing time, Courtyards is free to Visit
Guided tours and activities € 4,00. address: Via Cavour 1, 50129 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 276 8224 email: [email protected]

Palazzo Pitti: 
museum | opening hours: 8:15 am to 6:50 pm (tue-sun), Closed on Mondays, 1 jan, 25 dec, tickets: Nov to Feb Full Ticket: €10 /€38*, Reduced: €2 Mar to Oct Full Ticket: €16 /€18*, Reduced: €2. *Combined ticket includes, Uffzi Gallery + Bobolo Gardens, Online booking fee €3. Free: under 17 yrs, Ticket office closes at 5:45 pm, address: Piazza de Pitti, 50125 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 294883

Palazzo Vecchio: 
museum | opening hours: October – March 9 am to 7 pm on friday to wednesday, 9 am to 2 pm on Thursdays. April – September 9 am to 11 pm on friday to wednesday, 9 am to 2 pm on Thursdays. Tower closes few hours early. tickets: 1) Museum + Archeological site + Tower and Battlements Full Ticket: €19,50, Reduced: €17,50. 2) Museum + Tower and Battlements Full Ticket: €17,50, Reduced: €15. 3) Museum+Archeological site Full Ticket: €16, Reduced: €13,50. 4) Tower and Battlements  Full Ticket: €12,50, Reduced: €10. 5) Archeological site Ticket: €4, Free for under 18 yrs. *Online booking fee €1 per ticket. address: Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 2768325

Palazzo Vecchio

Cathedral & churches

Basilica di Santa Croce: 
church | opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (mon-sat), 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm (sun), Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time, tickets: Full Tickets: €8, Reduced: €6, Free: Children under 11 yrs, address: Piazza Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 2466105, email: [email protected]

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella: 
church | opening hours: October to March 9 am to 5:30 pm (mon-thu,sat), from 11 am on fri, from 1 pm on sun to 5:30 pm, April to June 9 am to 7 pm (mon-thu) to 5:30 pm on sat, from 11 am to 7 pm on fri, from 1 pm to 5:30 pm on sun, July-August 9 am to 7 pm (mon-thu) to 6:30 pm on sat, from 11 am to 7 pm on fri, from 12 pm to 6:30 pm on sun. September 9 am to 7 pm (mon-thu) to 5:30 pm on sat, from 11 am to 7 pm on fri, from 12 pm to 5:30 pm on sun. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing time. Fast lane at the main entrance for online tickets and Firenze Card owners. tickets: Full Ticket: €7.50, Reduced: €5, Free: Children under 11 yrs.  address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Florence, Visit website, phone: +39 055 219257, email: [email protected]

Basilica di San Lorenzo: 
church | opening hours: 10 am to 5:30 pm (mon-sat), Closed: Sundays, 1 jan, 6 jan, Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time, tickets: Basilica: €7, Basilica and Medicea Laurenziana Library: €9.50, Free: Children under 11 yrs. address: P.zza San Lorenzo, 9, 50132 Florence, Visit website  phone: +39 055 214042, email: [email protected]

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine: 
church 

Battistero di San Giovanni: 
church 

Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte: 
church 

Basilica di Santo Spirito: 
church 

Basilica di Santa Trinita: 
church 

Basilica di Santa Croce

Firenze Card

Firenzecard: €85 
Official museum pass that allows you to discover Florence 
72 hours to visit the Circuit museums

Firenzecard+: €7 
unlimited use of the city’s public transportation system for 72 hours

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