free museums monthly in 2013




*Updated for 2014 here!

Un Bacione a Firenze

This Sunday,  January 13th, you can gain free entry to the Palazzo Vecchio, the Stefano Bardini Museum, the Fondazione Salvatore Romano Museum, the Santa Maria Novella Museum, and the Brancacci Chapel at Santa Maria del Carmine.

Let’s just let that list sink in for a second.

Some of Florence’s most crowded and always costly attractions (climbing the Torre di Arnolfo! studying Masaccio’s masterpiece!) will be free this coming Sunday, and there are only a few steps you need to take in advance to take full advantage.

Masaccio, Tribute Money, Brancacci Chapel, 1425

Masaccio, Tribute Money, Brancacci Chapel, 1425

1. Go to one of these places around the city and register for a Un Bacione a Firenze card (you have to be a citizen or resident of Florence, but most students should qualify). It’s free to sign up.

2. Check out this list of tours and activities happening at participating museums. Pick your favorites and make a reservation (if required) for your chosen events. Space is limited so we recommend you move quickly! If just looking to wander the museums, you’ll be able to during the following hours: Palazzo Vecchio (9.00-24.00), Santa Maria Novella (12.00-17.00 ), Stefano Bardini Museum (open 11.00-17.00), Fondazione Salvatore Romano (10.00-16.00).*

3. Bask in the glory of accessing one (or more) of these historical landmarks for FREE. Bragging rights included.

4. Finally, don’t lose your Bacione card. These Sundays occur once almost every month throughout the year, giving you more opportunities to see the sights. Each time, we’ll remind you and highlight one of the offerings we think are worthy of a reservation (read: all of them).

So tell us – where are you headed this Sunday?

*Last updated December 2.

Thanks to Visit Art Firenze for the tip!


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