Night at the Museums: Saturday, May 17 with late night hours and 1 euro admission


Notte dei Musei / Night of Museums

Saturday, May 17, 2014

To promote culture, on Saturday, May 17, 2014, special night-time opening of several State-run museums and institutions throughout Europe will welcome visitors, some with free admission. The evening also features special concerts, performances, guided tours, and many other events. For a complete program of the events, go to

Here is a list of participating locations in Florence:

  • Palazzo Vecchio Museum: free entrance from 6 pm to midnight (last entrance at 11 pm) with the Camminamento di ronda  at the base of the Torre di Arnolfo, entrance every 30 minutes (reservations required, call 055 2768224 – 055 2768558; or email
  • Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Bargello National Museum, Palazzo Davanzati Museum: open from 7 pm to 11 pm; entrance will cost only 1 euro.
  • Natural History Museum: Department of Anthropology and Ethnology (Via del Proconsolo, 12), free entrance from 9 pm to 11 pm. Department of Zoology “La Specola” (Via Romana, 17), free entrance from 9 pm to 11 pm; only for the Crystals Exhibit, entrance will cost 3 euros. Info: 055 2756444
  • Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum (Via degli Alfani, 78): open from 8 pm to midnight; entrance will cost only 1 euro.
  • San Marco Museum: (Piazza San Marco) open from 7 pm to 11 pm; entrance will cost only 1 euro. At 8:15 pm and at 9 pm, two concerts by “L. Cherubini” Conservatory of Music of Florence will be organized in the Sant’Antonino Cloister.
  • Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, (Piazza Santa Trinita 5), open from 7:30-11pm with reduced entrance of € 4.
  • Gipsoteca dell’Istituto d’Arte, (Piazzale di Porta Romana), open from 8:30-11:30pm (last entrance at 11pm), visit for free and enjoy live music.
  • Last Supper by Andrea del Sarto and Medici villas of La Petraia, Poggio a Caiano and Cerreto Guidi: free entrance from 7 pm to 11 pm.

Notte dei musei






For a national list of locations in Italy by region, see

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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