Free admission days 2019-2020

Calendar of free admission days

For all the museum sites of the Uffizi Galleries (Uffizi, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens), on the following special occasions:

  • National Museum Week: March 5-10, 2019.
  • The first Sunday of the six months between October 2019 and March 2020: 6 October 2019; 3 November 2019; 1 December 2019; 5 January 2020; 2 February 2020; 1 March 2020.
  • March 24: New Year's Eve according to the Florentine Calendar and birthdate of Francesco I de' Medici who started to display the main artworks of grand-ducal collections at the Uffizi (25 March 1541)*.
  • June 23: Feast Day of Saint John the Baptist, Patron Saint of Florence (June 24)*.
  • October 11: Arrival to Florence of Vittoria della Rovere (1623), future Grand Duchess of Tuscany, whose family dowry included many artworks by masters such as Titian and Raphael which enriched the grand-ducal collections.
  • October 31: Family Pact (1737) throguh which Anna Maria Luisa, the last descendant of the Medici dinasty, linked the family legacy to the city of Florence.

       *since the date of the special occasion in 2019 occurs on a closing day.


Only for the Uffizi, on the following special occasions: 

  • May 26: Commemoration of the victims of the bomb attack in via dei Georgofili by the Sicilian Mafia (27 May 1993)*.
  • June 2: Italian Republic Day.
  • August 11: Commemoration of the Fire occurred at the Uffizi (12 August 1762)*
  • November 6: Birthdate of Leopoldo de' Medici (1617), great collector of the grand-ducal family.

       *since the date of the special occasion in 2019 occurs on a closing day.


Only for Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, on the following special occasions:

  • March 17: Anniversary of the Italian Unification, celebrated at Pitti Palace, being the residence of the Savoy royal family when Florence was capital of Italy (1865-1871).
  • August 4: Commemoration of the night between the 3rd and the 4th of August 1944 when some Florentine bridges were destroyed by the retreating Nazi troops. 
  • August 27: Establishment of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany under the rule of Cosimo I de’ Medici, who commissioned to build the Uffizi and to modernize the city planning and administration.
  • November 30: Tuscany Day Celebration.


On the above-mentioned occasions, it is not possible to make reservations and priority admissions are not valid (such as for card and pass holders), except for disabled visitors and people accompanying them by law, pregnant women and school groups included in the maximum number of school groups guaranteed per day (daily quota), as set by the Director.


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Valid from 01/01/2019 to 01/03/2020
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