Best Florence Tickets

During your trip to Florence you will have several museums to visit and very interesting interactive activities. Here are some of the best options.

Matías Rodríguez

Matías Rodríguez

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Best Florence Tickets

Vista panorámica de Florencia de noche |©Josh Hild

Florence is the most important city in Tuscany. It has a rich past associated with culture and the arts for its valuable contribution during the Renaissance, when it was home to artists such as Michelangelo Botticelli. In this guide I tell you what are the best tickets to discover it.

1. Tickets for the Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery. Florence|©Beatriz Medina
Uffizi Gallery. Florence|©Beatriz Medina

A popular myth in Florence claims that visitors do not know the city until they visit the Uffizi Gallery, as it has one of the oldest art collections in the world and is the most visited art gallery in Italy, so I recommend booking tickets for the Uffizi Gallery in advance.

There you can find paintings by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Da Vinci and Rembrandt, as well as other works by the masters of the Italian Renaissance, but also other famous artistic representations.

The total tour of the gallery will take you about 3 hours and you can also marvel at the architecture of the building, which has been the museum's headquarters for over 500 years. In addition you can also find statues and Greek and Roman sculptures, drawings and projects and sketches of Italian inventors.

  • Price: from 35 €.

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2. Tickets for the Accademia Gallery

Galleria dell'Accademia|©Brian Dooley
Galleria dell'Accademia|©Brian Dooley

If the Accademia Gallery is not the most visited art museum in Florence is because there is the Uffizi Gallery. But this collection, which has more than 1,000 works and is 300 years old , is one of the most complete in Italy. Among its heritage, it also has one of the greatest works of art in history, Michelangelo's David.

In the artistic journey proposed by this gallery you can discover temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as the works of other less popular Renaissance artists, such as Ghirlandaio and Uccello, who stood out for the stroke of their brushes.

In addition, the Accademia Gallery also has a varied collection of musical instruments, many of which belonged to famous people of the city. The best way to avoid queues at the ticket office is to buy tickets online.

  • Price: from 26 €.

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3. Tickets for the basilica of Santa Maria Novella

Panoramic view of Santa Maria Novella|©Juan Antonio Martinez
Panoramic view of Santa Maria Novella|©Juan Antonio Martinez

The basilica of Santa Maria Novella is not one of the largest in Florence, but it is one of the best known and most beautiful, as it combines an architecture marked by the Renaissance style with baroque decorations inside.

You can visit this religious building on your own with the general admission or by booking the audio guide option, but in any case you can not leave the city without visiting it.

During your visit, you will also be able to see the frescoes on the ceiling that were created by some of the most representative Florentine artists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, such as Nardo di Cione, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Filippino Lippi. If you choose the option that includes the tour of the cloisters you can also visit tombstones of the thirteenth and fourteenth century.

  • Price: from 17€ (with audio guide).

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4. Tickets for the Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens|©Irene LEVIN
Boboli Gardens|©Irene LEVIN

The Boboli Gardens, located in the heart of the city, are made up of the largest green spaces in Florence and the Porcelain Museum. There you can walk the paths, take a break and visit the paths that are surrounded by plants, flowers, Renaissance sculptures and marble fountains.

Spring is the ideal time to visit them, being the ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle that characterizes the Florentine epicenter and get lost in a geometric green space that belonged to the Medici family and that since the eighteenth century has been open to the public.

In addition, inside the Boboli Gardens you will also find an ancient amphitheater, pergolas and an Egyptian obelisk to which you will also have access when booking tickets for the Boboli Gardens.

  • Price: from 19€ (with entrance to the Porcelain Museum and the Bardini Gardens).

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5. Tickets for the Florentine Cathedral and Brunelleschi's Dome

Brunelleschi's dome, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore|©Angel Alicarte
Brunelleschi's dome, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore|©Angel Alicarte

If you want to take a trip back in time to the Renaissance years you cannot miss the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most famous religious buildings in Tuscany.

This building is distinguished by Brunelleschi's Dome, which is one of the masterpieces of Gothic art combined with Italian Renaissance influences and which you can reach through 463 marble steps.

During your visit to the Cathedral you can also visit the Baptistery, the Giotto's Bell Tower, the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Church of Santa Reparata. It is not necessary to visit all the sites of the complex in the same day, because when you buy the ticket for the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore you will have up to 3 days to complete your visit.

  • Price: from 47€.

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6. Tickets for the Medici Chapels

Medici Chapel.|©Saúl Crujera
Medici Chapel.|©Saúl Crujera

The Medici were one of the most powerful Italian families of the Renaissance. Patrons of artists and allies of the Catholic Church, they invested much of their fortune in the construction of temples.

One of their buildings that you can see when booking tickets for the Medici chapels is the interior of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, which was the mausoleum of the family and is crowned by three frescoes by Michelangelo: 'Day and Night', 'Dawn and Twilight' and 'Madonna and Child'.

During the tour of the religious building that houses the tombstones of 49 members of the Medici family you will also find the sculpture of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last member of the family who donated the entire art collection to the government of Florence, thus avoiding the plundering suffered by other Italian cities such as Verona and Lucca.

  • Price: from 17€.

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7. Tickets for the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum

sculpture in Leonardo Da Vinci Museum|©Chris Yew
sculpture in Leonardo Da Vinci Museum|©Chris Yew

Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the absolute representatives of the Renaissance and there is no city in northern Italy that has not been influenced by his inventions and discoveries.

However, it was in Florence that he became a myth and if you visit the city I recommend you book tickets to the Leonardo Da Vinci Interactive Museum to discover the life and work of the multifaceted artist, who is still considered one of the most brilliant minds in history.

The exhibits focus on **Da Vinci'**s inventions, such as the tank, the catapult, the worm gear, the printing press and the vertical ornithopter. In this didactic museum you can see each of these innovations together with the original drawing.

  • Price: from 12€ (entrance without queues).

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8. Tickets for the National Archaeological Museum

Egyptian section|©VIATOR IMPERI
Egyptian section|©VIATOR IMPERI

The National Archaeological Museum is one of the best kept secrets of Florence, where you can take a journey into the past to discover the art and culture of the Etruscan and Egyptian civilizations, which had a direct relationship with the Italian peninsula during Antiquity.

By booking tickets for the National Archaeological Museum of Florence you will be able to see more than 14,000 historical pieces in its more than 20 exhibition halls. You can tour the museum on your own or with the assistance of an audio guide available in several languages.

In both cases, you can see one of the largest Egyptian collections in Italy and also statues, vases, sculptures, sarcophagi and Greek and Roman busts.

  • Price: from 15 € (entrance without queues).

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9. Tickets for the Bargello Museum

Au Bargello Museum|©Philippe Guillot
Au Bargello Museum|©Philippe Guillot

The Bargello Museum will enchant you for its exhibits, but also for the building that houses it as it is one of the oldest in Florence, with a construction that began almost 1000 years ago.

There you can find some of the artistic treasures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's Bacchus and Donatello's David, as well as other works that are part of the temporary exhibitions

The building was initially the headquarters of the Captain of the People, but later became the residence of the Bargello, that is, the chief of police of the city, so by booking tickets for the Bargello Museum, in the catacombs of the building, you can still visit the prison.

  • Price: from 19 € (no queues).

Book tickets for the Bargello Museum

10. Tickets for the Pitti Palace

Florence, Pitti Palace|©Pascuala Vergara
Florence, Pitti Palace|©Pascuala Vergara

The Pitti Palace was another of the buildings of the Medici family, which came to own more than half of the buildings in Florence. Its beauty lies not only in its architecture, but also in the fact that it is located right in front of the Boboli Gardens, the largest green lung of the city.

When you book tickets to the Pitti Palace you can also find paintings, sculptures and art pieces by the masters of the Florentine Renaissance, such as Raphael, Titian and Rubens.

In addition, from the second floor of the Pitti Palace, you can discover one of the best open views of the Arno River, which is the tributary that divides Florence in two.

  • Price: from 27 € (without queues and with access to all rooms).

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11. Tickets for the Galileo Museum

Galileo Museum|©Choo_Choo_train
Galileo Museum|©Choo_Choo_train

Galileo Galilei was not only one of the most important men in the world during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance for his discoveries and scientific contributions, but also one of the most notable residents of Florence.

Booking tickets to the Galileo Museum in Florence is the way to learn about the universe of this astronomer who invented the telescope and studied most of the planets in the Milky Way.

You can also do interactive activities, see some of his inventions, enjoy the temporary exhibits and retrace the life of the genius through audiovisual formats. In addition, you can learn about the importance of his discoveries for other scientists.

  • Price: from 20 € (no queues).

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12. Tickets for the Museo di Marco

Inside Museo Di San Marco, Florence|©rokmeul
Inside Museo Di San Marco, Florence|©rokmeul

The Renaissance had a close relationship with the Catholic Church in Italy, and in Florence that relationship was evident in the work of Fre Angelico, a monk who combined his ecclesiastical work with painting and who spent much of his life in the Church of San Marco.

Part of the building is now a museum and houses Angelico's major works, including The Blessed. By booking tickets to St. Mark's Museum you will also have access to St. Mark's Church, which is one of the main churches in Florence.

You will be able to understand what life was like in a religious convent in the 15th century, as the building is still in its original state. During the tour you can also visit the Chapter House, where the main frescoes by Fra Angelico are located.

  • Price: from 17€.

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13. Tickets for the concert of the Three Tenors of Florence

Auditorium in Florence|©Ryan Chubb
Auditorium in Florence|©Ryan Chubb

You can't leave Florence without enjoying a musical concert, and the Three Tenors-inspired show is one of the best options. This show, which revisits famous opera arias with the cadence of Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and José Carreras, will take you through the notes of La Traviata, Rigoletto and Tosca.

In addition, booking tickets for the Three Tenors concert also gives you access to the interior of the auditorium of Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio.

These concerts last about 1 hour and a half and the auditorium has space for 20 people, so you should book your tickets in advance to live a musical experience that you will not regret.

  • Price: from 28 €.

Book tickets for the concert of The Three Tenors

14. Tickets for the Ferragamo Museum


Salvatore Ferragamo is considered the most famous shoe designer in the world and, if you visit Florence and you are a fashion lover, I recommend you to book tickets for the Ferragamo Museum, which reviews the career of this shoemaker and all the fashion stars who took part in his fashion shows.

During the tour you can see some of the most famous models that were designed by Ferragamo, learn about his life story and the journey that made him the most famous shoemaker of the golden age of Hollywood cinema.

Towards the end of the tour you can also visit a gift store.

  • Price: from 15€.

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15. Tickets for the HZERO Museum

HZERO Museum|©David Brossard
HZERO Museum|©David Brossard

If you want to live an alternative experience in Florence and you are a fan of railway activity you can book tickets to visit the HZERO Museum, which has been open to the public since 2015 and became one of the world references of model railroading.

Among its best exhibits is a 280-square-meter model train that reviews the beginnings of railway work in Europe.

This exhibition is ideal to visit with family and children, since with the tickets you will also have access to interactive activities for the little ones, as well as workshops. It is a very different experience to that offered by most museums in Florence.

  • Price: from 19€.

Book tickets to visit the HZERO Museum

16. Tickets for the Selfie Museum

woman taking a selfie|©Sound On
woman taking a selfie|©Sound On

Florence is one of the cradles of Renaissance history and its museums are filled with works of art of the period, but it also has one of the most avant-garde proposals in Italy in the Selfie Museum, an exhibition of creative art, photographs and immersive videos in which the protagonist is yourself!

By booking tickets to visit the Museum of Selfie of over 1000 square meters, you will have access to an infinite number of mirrors, canopies, exhibits and artistic creations that you can use to take eccentric and memorable photographs.

In addition, you can also review the brief but intense history of this modality that consists of taking pictures of oneself.

  • Price: from 15€.

Book tickets to visit the Selfie Museum

17. Tickets for the Strozzi Palace


If you want to visit one of the most famous Renaissance buildings in Florence and combine it with an art exhibition, then be sure to buy tickets for the Strozzi Palace. This 15th century building, located in the heart of Florence, exhibits monumental columns and a stone façade with Latin inscriptions.

In addition, in the main hall of the Strozzi Palace there is a permanent exhibition that reviews the history of the building and its relationship with Florence since its construction.

You can also visit other temporary exhibitions of contemporary and abstract art, being one of the few museums in the city that deals with this type of artistic creations.

  • Price: from 16 €.