Tickets can be purchased directly at the ticket offices of the museums that are part of the Polo Museale Fiorentino.
For some museums the ticket can be purchased online. On the website, select the museum you wish to visit and consult the section Information > Getting there, where you will find all the necessary information for visiting the museums of the Polo Museale Fiorentino.
Alternatively, you can consult the Opening hours section, which specifies which museums offer the option of buying tickets online. Otherwise you can phone 055 294883.
Booking is not obligatory, but it is recommended for some of the museums of the Polo Museale Fiorentino, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery.
To make the booking, you can phone Firenze Musei on 055 294883, or you can book online on the Firenze Musei website.
The cost of booking varies depending on the museum. For information about ticket prices and the cost of booking select the museum you wish to visit and consult the section Information > Getting there.
Who is entitled to free admission? Free Admission.
Cited below is Ministerial Decree no. 239 dated 20 April 2006, (published in the Official Journal no. 172 dated 26 July 2006) which ratifies the provisions governing entrance tickets to monuments, museums, galleries, excavations of antiquities, parks and monumental gardens:
Information about who is entitled to a reduction on the price of the ticket can be found in the section called Reduced Tickets.
In the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della cittą di Firenze, as in all other public sector departments, recruitment takes place via public competition, notices of which are regularly published in the Official Journal (Gazzetta Ufficiale). In the case in question, the competition is announced by the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage (Ministero per i Beni e le Attivitą Culturali). For further information, consult the Competitions section on the official website of the Ministry
Certain services of the Polo Museale Fiorentino are managed by private companies; in these cases recruitment is performed using procedures different from those described above.
Vocational training sessions can be organised, pursuant to Art. 18 of the Law 196/97 and the Decree of the Ministry of Employment no. 142/98, for persons who have fulfilled obligatory scholastic requirements. The training can be organised only subject to special agreements between the sponsoring body and the employer.
As regards voluntary activity, we would note that a memorandum of understanding has been drawn up between the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Voluntary Associations, in order to integrate institutional services with manpower by involving the human resources locally available. Consequently, the interested party has to belong to a voluntary association with which the Soprintendenza can draw up an agreement. Therefore, applications made by interested individuals cannot be taken into consideration, but only those made by voluntary associations operating in the sector of the cultural heritage.
We would inform the kind users of the site that the art historians of the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della cittą di Firenze cannot reply to queries regarding privately-owned works, particularly in relation to attribution or commercial value.
For detailed information about the works belonging to the Polo Museale Fiorentino you can perform a search in the section of the site called Digital Archives.
Over the course of time many inventories have been drawn up of the works of art possessed by the Florentine galleries. Some of these inventories have been digitised and can now be consulted online in the section of the site called Inventories of the Works. The consultation of these registers offers users a wealth of information about the inventoried works.
The Catalogue of the Works is based on the cataloguing of the works of art performed by the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities, and the cataloguing criteria are different from those used in the Inventory of the Works. Thus, to obtain as much information as possible about the work you are interested in, we recommend that you supplement the research in the Inventories of the Works with exploration of the Catalogue of the Works.
The Photographic Archive, which will be online in the near future, will make available to users a vast array of photos of the artistic heritage of the Polo Museale Fiorentino. For further information on the photographic material, consult the page of the website dedicated to the Photographic Department
The Historic Archive allows you to consult online the indices of the documents produced by the Florentine museum galleries between 1739 and 1940.
Finally, in the section denominated the Hymnals of San Marco, users can view and leaf through the famous illuminations by Beato Angelico which were displayed in the exhibition held in the Museum of San Marco between December 2007 and March 2008. Now, following the conclusion of the exhibition, they can be consulted online.
For information on how to get hold of photos of the works, consult the page of the website devoted to the Photographic Department.
For the utilisation of the images, consult the page of the website devoted to the Authorisation Office.
To obtain detailed information about the terms and conditions of use of the material present on the website, please refer to the Copyright section.
It is forbidden to take photos or shoot films inside the museums without the necessary authorisation. Reproductions, prints and specialist publications can be purchased in the respective Bookshops.