Museums & Monuments
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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 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).