Museums & Monuments

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
This museum set in the 14th century palace of the Priors tells the medieval and renaissance history of Florence. Wander through secret passageways, and enjoy works of art Michelangelo and others. Piazza della Signoria, Florence (FI).
Museum & Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella
Monastery and example of Gothic architecture dating from the 13th century and containing complex of three frescoed cloisters, numerous churches and religious artifacts. Open daily 09:00-14:00 except Fridays. At Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence (FI).
Chianciano Terme Museum of Art
Museum featuring a collection including antiquities, sculpture, etchings and contemporary pieces. in 280 Viale della Liberta, Chianciano Terme, Siena (SI).
Museum of the Biccherna Tablets
Collection of ancient tablets of the state ledgers and a collection of ancient manuscripts and books. Open on request. At: Palazzo Piccolomini, 52 Banchi di Sotto, 53100, Siena (SI).
Museo degli Argenti
Collection of gems, cameos, ivory, jewels, silver owned by the dynasties that ruled Tuscany, including the Medici and Lorraine families. Open 8:15-16:30 (winter) 19:30 (summer). Closed alternative mondays. At Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti 1, Florence (FI).
Chianti Sculpture Park
Permanent exhibition of sculptures and installations. In the summer, there are regular. classical music, jazz, opera and tango concerts. At Pievasciata, 53010, Siena.
Cappelle de Medicee
The Medici Chapels were built as a personal sepulchre of the Medici family in the basilica of San Lorenzo. At Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini 6, Florence (FI).
Casa Buonarroti
Museum and monument. A place to remember and celebrate the greatness of Michelangelo. At the same time a Baroque exhibition of the art collections of the family. At Via Ghibellina 70, Florence (FI).
Galleria dellAccademia / The Academy Art Gallery
Gallery housing important works by Michelangelo including the statue of David, the Pietra di Palestrina and his four unfinished prisoners. Closed on Mondays. At Via Ricasoli 60, Florence (FI).
Villa Puccini
Tours of the residence and final resting place of composer Giacomo Puccini. Open year round. See website for times. At 266 Viale Puccini, Torre del Lago Puccini (LU).
Bargello National Museum
Collection of Medieval and Renaissance art. Including works by Brunelleschi, Donatello, Sansovini, Michelangelo and others. Open daily 8:15-18:50. except Mondays. At 4 Via del Proconsolo, 50122, Florence (FI).
Museo del Bosco
Interactive museum about the lives of people who lived in the Orgia Woodland 40 years ago. Open Friday and Saturday from 09:30 to 12:30 and by appointment on other days. At Orgia, Sovicille, 53018 (SI).
Terracotta Museum
Winter opening on Saturday 15:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 10:30 to 18:00. Summer opening (1st April to 31st October) on Thursday and Friday from 16:00 to 19:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 19:00. At 10 Via Valgelata, Trequanda, 53020 (SI).
Piccolomini Palace
Summer residence of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pope Pius II. Example of renaissance architecture. See website for opening hours throughout the year. At: Piazza Pio II 53026, Pienza, (SI).
The Horne Museum
Private colection of English critic Herbert Percy Horne. Includes selection of paintings, furniture, ornamental and useful household objects, recreating the typical Florentine home of the 19th century. Via de Benci, 6 Florence (FI).
Galleria dArte Moderna
Modern art museum from the 1920s to neoclassicism. At Piazza Pitti, Florence (FI).
Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore
Twelfth century cathedral know as the Duomo of Florence. Ticket office at via della Canonica 1, 50122 Florence (FI).
Museo Bardini
The original decorations of the rooms of the present-day Museum, which was actually the antiques showroom in Bardini’s times, can now be enjoyed. Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday Opening hours: 11-17.00 Museum in 37 Via dei Renai, Florence (FI).
Pitti Palace
Formerly the residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany and later of the King of Italy, now houses several important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain and a costume gallery. Piazza Pitti 1, 50125 Florence (FI).
Accademia dei Fisiocritici
Geological, zoological, anatomical and botanical collections. Open Mon to Fri from 09:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 18:00. Closed Thurs afternoon. At: 5 Prato S.Agostino, 2 Piazzetta Silvio Gigli, 53100, Siena (SI).
San Gimignano 1300
Museum exhibiting a scale model of the town of San Gimignano circa 1300. Open 09:00 to 19:00 from Oct to May and 09:00 to 20:00 June to Sept. At 23 Via Berignano, 53037, San Gimignano (SI). Wheelchair accessible.
Museo audiovisivo della Resistenza
Museum exhibiting the history of the Italian Resistance movement. Open year round with varying opening times. See website for full details. At: 12 Via delle Prate, 54035, Fosdinovo (MS)
Accademia Musicale Chigiana Siena
Founded in 1923,the Chigiana Academy contains a splendid art collection, which includes masterpieces by Sassetta, Botticelli, Rosa and Manetti. It also has an extensive library of 70,000 volumes at Palazzo Chigi Saracini (SI).
Archaeological Museum
Museum of Etruscan art and civilization. Includes Greek, roman and Egyptian artifacts. Open Monday 14:00-19:00, Tuesday and Thursday 08:30-19:00 Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 08:30-14:00. At Via della Colonna 38, Florence (FI).
Casa di Dante
The core of medieval Florence and more specifically the area between the church of S. Martino and Piazza dei Donati, was the 13th century location of the houses of the Alighieri family. At Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence (FI).
Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio
Museum open mornings from October to February and all day from March to September. Exhibits and extensive library. Didactic activities for children throughout the year. At 79 Via Roma, 56011, Calci (PI).
L.u.C.C.A
Lucca Museum Lucca Center Of Contemporary Art. Exhibits, workshops and talks. Located in Palazzo Boccella, 36 Via della Fratta, 55100 Lucca (LU). Open daily from 10.00 - 19.00; Mondays closed.
Leaning Tower of Pisa and Museum
Guided tours of the tower, Pisas cathedral and museum. Tickets available on-line or at the ticket office. Opening hours vary throughout the year. At Piazza del Miracolo, Pisa (PI).
Museo Piaggio
Automobile and locomotive museum. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 - 18:00. Entrance is free. At: 7 Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 56025, Pontedera (PI)
Medici Villa of Poggio a Caiano
Museum and garden tours. Open daily from 08:15. Closing time changes according to the season. At 14 Piazza De Medici, 59016, Poggio a Caiano (PO).
Museo del Tessuto
Prato has a long-established vocation as a weaving and milling center. The collection houses more than 6,000 samples of fabric from all over the world at Via Santa Chiara 24, 59100 Prato (PO).
Museo della Marineria
Marine museum at the Ex Mercato Ittico, via pescheria 9, 55049 Viareggio.
Uffizi Gallery
World famous museum with Renaissance art including The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, The Annunciation by Da Vinci, Medusa by Caravaggio and works by Giotto, Martini, Mantegna, Raphael, Michelangelo. Piazzale degli Uffizi 50122 Florence (FI).
Crystal Museum
Open from Easter to October: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 19:30. Open from November to Easter: Tuesday - Friday 15:00 - 19:00 and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 19:00. At 8/A Via dei Fossi, 53034, Colle Val dElsa (SI).
Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
Located 30 km from Florence. Exhibits original drawings and examples of the machines designed by Da Vinci. Open from 09:30 daily. Closing time varies with seasons. Piazza dei Guidi, 50059 Vinci (FI)
Santa Maria della Scala
Council run museum with regular exhibitions. At 1 Piazza Duomo, 53100 Siena (SI).
Galleria del Costume
The Costume Gallery is housed in the small building of the Meridiana of the Pitti Palace. At Piazza Pitti, Florence (FI).
Birth House of Leonardo Da Vinci
Tours of the house where Leondardo Da Vinci was born. Open daily from 09:30 to 19:00 (March-Oct) and from 09:30 to 18:00 (Nov to Feb). At Localita Anchiano, 50059, Vinci (FI).
Casa Martelli
The museum is an interesting example of an 18th-century noblemans home and of the familys tastes in collecting. It can be visited by appointment only on Thursday and Saturday morning. At 8 Via Ferdinando Zannetti, 50123 (FI).

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