Museums & Monuments
Reserve your tickets for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and visit it without queueing up! Do not waste your precious vacation time! Buy now tickets online through our easy system and you will have fast access to the masterpieces of Uffizi.
Admire the original David (and other Michelangelo's masterpieces) without queuing up! Unforgettable experience...... In the heart of the city, it hosts the examples of paintings and sculptures by the great masters of the Florentine 14th and 15th centuries who have made Florence the capital of art.
Combo ticket Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery: reserve your tickets for the two main museums of Florence and visit them without queuing up and SAVE 1 EURO PER PERSON! Do not waste your precious vacation time! Buy now tickets online through our easy system and you will have fast access to masterpieces as Botticelli's Spring at the Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery
Book your visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous monuments and symbol of Italy all over the world, part of the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracles Square).
Discover the treasures of the Cathedral of Florence at one of the most important church museums in Italy. Marvel at the Dome of the Cathedral of Florence, masterpiece of architecture by Filippo Brunelleschi. Climb Giotto's Bell Tower, considered the most beautiful in Italy. Visit the “eight-sided wonder of Florence”, the Baptistery of San Giovanni. Travel back in time as you explore the archaeological site of Santa Reparata, the ancient early Christian Basilica of Florence. All five experiences are included in this one easy combo ticket!
Guided tour of private passages created for the Medici's to avoid enemies and move safely. Real history in real places. Places exist inside Palazzo Vecchio where time seems to have stood still and where it is easier for today's visitors to relive the emotions of the past. Since 2000 the Museum has made many of these special places accessible to the public but they can only be visited by small groups - max. 10 people - accompanied by an expert guide.
The Medici Chapels were built as a personal sepulchre of the Medici family right in the basilica of San Lorenzo, the one considered by the Medici as their private church and located in front of the residential palace in via Larga (presently via Cavour). The works began in March 1520 and were definitely completed by Giorgio Vasari in 1546, after Michelangelo, in 1534, had left Florence directed to Rome.
Visit the glorious treasures of the Pitti Palace, residence of the Medici, the Lorraine, the Savoy, and even the king of Italy when Florence was the capital of the newly united Italy. The palace's gardens, the Boboli, are one of the most beloved gardens in Florence, and offer vast green spaces, landscaped to perfection, as well as stunning views onto Florence.
Your ticket includes access to the Porcelain Museum located in the sumptuous Palazzo Pitti, as well as to the attached Boboli Garden and the close-by Bardini Garden.
The palace was built in 1255 on commission of Fazione del Popolo (People Guard) as fortress and arsenal to hold out against noble family of Florence. In 1865 a superb collection of sculpture from the Florentine Renaissance and an assembly of small renaissance bronzes was installed, including works of art by Michelangelo, Donatello, Cellini and Gianbologna. From courtyard you can approach the first room with masterpieces by Michelangelo, "Tondo Pitti" and "Bacco", and many other mythological sculptures. On the ground floor, there are works of art by Cellini and Giambologna, including his "Mercurio (Mercury)" and "Firenze vittoriosa su Pisa
The Stibbert museum's collection consists of about fifty thousand objects, mostly exposed, the result of the original nucleus left by Frederick Stibbert at his death but increased by various gifts and rear purchases. It was articulated over the years: weapons and armor, costumes, paintings, tapestries, furniture and objects of applied art, collected in the desire to document all the areas in which changes in taste and development of production techniques stimulated the creation of art objects.
The new permanent museum hosts the largest and most beautiful machines taken from Leonardo da Vinci's codes. They were build starting from the careful study of Leonardo's drawings, creating machines which work to a perfection that has never before been achieved. The machines which were exceptional in interpretation, size, beauty and construction systems are: the flying machines, the hydraulic saw, the column raiser, printing machine etc.
Online reservations for the Basilica of Santa Croce, visited each year by hundreds of thousands people, placed in one of the most suggestive zones of Florence, known as the Temple of the Italian Glories, being the pantheon of many important artists, writers and scientists, including Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei, Gioachino Rossini,Ugo Foscolo and Leon Battista Alberti.
The convent was founded in the 13th century and was enlarged in 1437 by the architect Michelozzo, when Dominican monks from nearby Fiesole moved there invited by Cosimo the Elder who financed the whole rebuilt of the convent with a large sum of money. Consacreted in 1443, this building hosted personalities like S. Antonino Pierozzi, Bishop of Florence, Beato Angelico and later Girolamo Savonarola.
Opened to the public in 1869, after long structural and fresco restoration projects, the Museum of San Marco houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence.
Admire two important art collection in the gorgeous Palazzo Pitti without queueing up! Situated in the first great square in the area that the Florentines call "Diladdarno" - beyond the Arno - Palazzo Pitti dominates uncontested by a small hill at the feet of Boboli.
Not only do the well-known masterworks by Michelangelo kept in the Casa Buonarroti come from the family patrimony; the same is also true of paintings, sculptures, majolicas and the archaeological sections arranged on the museum's two floors.
Visit to the Brancacci Chapel accompanied by a multimedia video guide, an innovative tool that can make history turn back and offer a never even imagined before look to the frescoes by Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi. Ticket includes entrance to the Fondazione Salvatore Romano, situated in the old refectory of the convent erected by Augustinian hermit friars alongside the church of Santo Spirito, and the only room in the renowned monumental complex of Santo Spirito to have maintained its original structure.
Inside the tower a stone stairway of 223 steps allows to reach a crenellated lookout where you can admire a beautiful view of the city.
We invite you to discover the new Galileo Museum, formerly Institute and Museum of the History of Science, dedicated to the science and the famous Pisan scientist Galileo Galilei. A museum that focuses on the importance that Galileo's legacy plays for their activities and for their culture, with a priceless heritage of instruments and experimental apparatus, and at the same time, an institute engaged in research and documentation, which makes available to scholars around the world the substantial resources of its rich library, accessible through the Internet too.
The Crucifix painted by Giotto, the wooden Crucifix sculpted by Brunelleschi and Masaccio’s Holy Trinity would suffice in themselves to establish the glory of the Church of Santa Maria Novella,but the church boasts many other works of art both in painting and sculpture and architecture, as evidenced by the beautiful facade designed by Leon Battista Alberti.
Pisa's Cathedral Square, better know as the Miracles Square, is more than the Leaning Tower. It is a unique exhibition path formed by the Tower and another 3 monumental buildings (the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Monumental Cemetery, and and their rich collection of sculptures and paintings) and 2 unique collections in the world: the Museum of Sinopie and the Museum of the Opera. All the monumental buildings are closely related, and narrate a millennium culture we have inherited. They represent a single design concept, a symbol of Christian allegory, of a dialogue between heaven and earth, and they outline a style developed in maritime Pisa, resulting from the encounter of different peoples, cultures and languages. We invite you to discover the beauty of Piazza dei Miracoli beyond the Leaning Tower!
Enjoy the ease of a combo ticket - and make sure you see two of the absolute artistic and historic beauties of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance! Access to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s leading art museums, and to the 5 sites of the Monumental Complex of Santa Maria del Fiore, the cathedral of Florence.
During the visit, expert guides reveal and explain this peculiar aspect of Palazzo Vecchio - a true museum in itself - drawing the visitor's attention to artworks that are universally recognised as masterpieces. The visit ends in a place that is normally not open to the public.
Villa Bardini, completely renovated and reopened to the public thanks to the generous intervention Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, is now ready to present itself as the cultural center of the first magnitude. Sixty rooms and halls with a total of 3800 square meters on four levels that will host, as well as the offices of the Parks Foundation Monumental Bardini and Peyron, the Roberto Capucci Museum, the Pietro Annigoni Mueum and the Tuscan Society of Horticulture. The building is also home to conferences, exhibitions, and has a large bar-restaurant at the service of the cultural activity of the Villa and the Garden.
“The Palazzo Vecchio resembles a giant chess piece. With its robust quadrangular facade and rusticated square-cut battlements, the massive rooklike building is aptly situated, guarding the southeast corner of the Piazza della Signoria”. This is what Dan Brown writes in his latest best-seller, Inferno, set in Florence and mostly in Palazzo Vecchio. Following the steps of the professor Robert Langdon the public will learn the history of the palace living through the locations and the scenes of the novel. The public rooms – but the most secret as well – become the settings of researches, pursuits and coups de théâtre centred on a precise work.
Visit to the Uffizi Gallery followed by a wonderful lunch or dinner (which will follow the visit to the Uffizi, according to the confirmed time and in any case not before 3 hours after admission to the gallery) at the new Hard Rock Cafe in Florence, where you will be served the Silver Menu, included in the price of your booking.
A visit to the ducal apartments, including the secret study room of duchess Bianca Cappello, usually closed to the public. The tour is ending in the Gallery of Renaissance Costumes, where are some replicas of dresses belonged to the members of the ducal family: duke Cosimo I de' Medici, his wife Eleonor of Tolledo, their children Bia, Giovanni, Lucrezia and Garcia.
Guided tour by one of the most relevant characters of the Palace. Giorgio Vasari: Who better then than Giorgio Vasari himself to help visitors to Palazzo Vecchio understand the extraordinary undertaking that was asked of him in turning a haphazardly erected building into a lavish palace? The actor who impersonates Giorgio Vasari tells visitors about the Duke’s cultural policy decisions and reveals his own exceptional technical skill and that of his collaborators in creating Cosimo’s palace in record time. Lady Isabel de Remoso: The Queen favored the Duchess Eleonora di Toledo, Spain's Isabel de Reinoso, accompanying guests to the sumptuous rooms of the new Medici Palace. His words evoke the grand celebrations and events that took place in the Great Hall, the services offered to the distinguished guests who passed at court, and the daily habits of a "family" is so important. In this sense, an emphasis is placed on the rooms of Eleonora, her ladies, the Princes and the activities that enlivened every day.
In the heart of Florence, the symbolic place of culture and art of the Renaissance, the Horne Museum proposes itself as a space to relive the past and discover the customs and art of the city between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, as intended by the architect and English art historian Herbert Percy Horne. A refined mine of masterpieces of painting and sculpture (from Giotto to Simone Martini, Masaccio, Filippino Lippi, Domenico Beccafumi and Giambologna), but also and above all a House, furnished with fine artworks from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
Palazzo Vecchio, the Children's Museum, where children are welcomed into the room of the stories of Bia and Garcia, to hear and watch stories staged by actors in period clothes that aim to bring the little ones in contact with the architecture of the building, telling stories that allow them to interact with the rooms of the palace. A collection of stories and legends of Palazzo Vecchio, narrated by the characters, really existed or imaginary, of the palace itself.
The Museum annexed to the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, currently a modern centre specialising in conservation, directly derives from the manufactory for the artistic production and workmanship of semiprecious stones which was officially founded in 1588 by Ferdinand I de’ Medici. The rooms created out of the great hall document works produced in the Grand-ducal Medici and Lorraine periods, whereas the 19th century rooms contain works of the post-Unification period.
The Physics Cabinet of the Science and Technology Foundation of Florence preserves the largest and most comprehensive collection of Italian 19th Century equipment for Physics study and teaching. From the middle of the 19th Century to the beginning of the 20th Century, the collection was significantly enriched, and it is today a unique collection of its kind.
Visit to Palazzo della Signoria, better known as Palazzo Vecchio - a symbol of the civil power of the city of Florence and the historical seat of the various governing bodies of the city-, and which owes its current structure to the great works of renovation and decoration of the interior to accommodate the Duchy of Cosimo I de Medici. The visit is supported by the Video Tablet Guide, and includes free access to the archaeological excavations hidden in the basement of the Palace.
Fresco painting: After having acquired the secrets of fresco painting, visitors will also be able to retrace the still visible signs of the variety of techniques used by different artists inside the monumental Quarters. This allows participants in this activity to observe the frescoes from a different angle, guided by a far more in-depth knowledge than that of normal museum visitors. Apprentices in the atelier: Fora workshop duration, the audience in the role of apprentice to understand the process of producing a painting on wood, and what were the characteristics of each phase of work.
A visit to the Archeological Museum is a trip, a leap through the times of peoples now gone and cultures extinct, but deeply imprinted in the memory of man. Particular information is available to the visitor in each room.
The visit to the Quartieri Monumentali (Monumental Apartments) ends in the Theatre of the Museum Renaissance Civilisation in Florence where the public are granted audience with either Duke Cosimo or Duchess Eleonora, impersonated by animator-actors armed with a sound historical training. Free dialogue between the characters and the visitors illustrates the profound differences between today's society and 16th-century civilisation in Florence, restoring the original cultural context to the works of art in the museum. Suitable for everyone from 8 years and over.
Visit to the Accademia Gallery followed by a wonderful lunch or dinner (which will follow the visit to the Accademia, according to the confirmed time and in any case not before 3 hours after admission to the gallery) at the new Hard Rock Cafe in Florence, where you will be served the Silver Menu, included in the price of your booking.