There are several museums in Florence…
Depending on your preferences you could choose the more suitable for you. Anyway there are a couple of musts which any tourist have to visit, as the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery.
Usually tourists want just to meet just the Michelangelo’s David: every Florentine’s boyfriend 😉 …but I assure you also the Uffizi’s Renaissance paintings and the Bargello’s sculptures as well as the Pitti’s masterpieces and the Boboli garden worth to be visited, once in life!
Accademia Gallery (where the original statue of the David is)
Both museums need absolutely a reservation.
The hotel may charge a commission in case you ask them to book the museums for you. But you could contact directly the reservation office at the following telephone number: (0039)055 265 4321 or book the tickets through the OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
Please be careful not to buy tickets on unauthorized web sites!!!
Of course many tourists are not so lucky to have enough time to visit all our beautiful museums… so here will follow the list of the most important museums:
Bargello Museum of Sculptures
The Galleria Palatina, Costumes Museum, ‘Museo degli Argenti’ (The Medici Treasury), Modern Art Gallery, Porcelain Museum and Boboli Garden. Everything is inside Palazzo Pitti!
a special way connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti among the corridor above the Ponte Vecchio (!)
Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Art exhibitions and museum: Palazzo Strozzi
The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi successfully implements a rich and innovative programme of exhibitions, events and activities – which changes pretty often- in the various areas of the Palazzo such as the Piano Nobile, the Strozzina and the Courtyard.
Art exhibitions and museum: Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi offers the visitor the chance to retrace over four centuries of the history of art, architecture and collecting in Florence. A section of the museum is dedicated to permanent exhibitions.
Of course, a special note must be said about the Firenze Card. It is very expensive (the cost is eu 72,00) and unfortunately after the validation the duration is 72 hours which is 3 days.
So, those would like to visit many museums should run for at least 6 museums in 3 days, to get back the cost of the card. It depends of course how much time people want to stay into a museum. For a short visit, maybe they can enjoy 2 or 3 museums per day…for those would need 2 hours to visit the Accademia Gallery maybe it doesn’t worth to be done.
BUT it worth if you are a family with children under 18 years old which may enter for free (please note the children younger than 6 years old will be free in any case). Another benefit is he card holders have free access without reservation to the museums and to the public means of transport during the period the card is active.
Please note, the card is not valid in every museum of the town, but is valid in 60 museums, which is a pretty good list.
Once ordered online it is easy to be collected in the 3 tourist information points of the town which I suggest you in any case to visit: Palazzo Vecchio, via Cavour and in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station.