July 13, 2012, 04:37 PM
Cameras in San Gimignano
Originally Posted by Diana-Andreia
I've visited San Gimignano but not recently so can't clearly remember where cameras are or aren't allowed.
However, also looking on the Web I'm quite sure photos are not allowed inside the Duomo and I believe it's the same for the Church of Sant'Agostino.
Concerning the Palazzo Comunale (Palazzo del Popolo), I have some pics of the internal court, but am also thinking it's not possible to take photos of the masterpieces inside the palazzo.
If you have time, go to the top of the Torre Grossa to enjoy a beautiful view over the city and the surroundings (and, of course, here you'll take fab shots!).
June 19, 2014, 08:22 PM
What about the Cappella Sasseti (Santa Trinità) and the Cappella dei Magi (Palazzo Medici Riccardi) ??
June 21, 2014, 08:14 AM
You can take pictures in Santa Trinita but no pictures in the Cappella dei Magi (you can take pics elsewhere during the visit in Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
June 30, 2014, 03:31 PM
I've been in touch with Santa Maria Novella and Cappelle Medicee through their official websites and personal photos without flash of the inside are totally allowed.
Originally Posted by Lourdes
July 11, 2014, 04:05 PM
YES, that's right - Santa Maria Novella has for the last 1 year and a half started allowing pictures, ever since the Carabinieri left the large cloister, which can now be visited as well on special weekends!
The Cappelle Medicee, along with the other state museums, are also experimenting allowing people to take pictures for personal use, as long as they avoid the use of flash - this includes the UFFIZI and ACCADEMIA!! so great news for everyone! If all goes well, I think it will be a permament possibility.
July 12, 2014, 04:10 PM
Uffizi Photo: Yes!
We recently completed our second visit to the Uffizi, and it was a wonderful surprise to find we could take photos (without flash!) this time. It makes it so much easier to remember all that you have seen! One of my regrets from our visit two years ago was that I felt I had seen so much in 4 hours that I couldn't remember everything. Hopefully people will be cooperative with the policy so that the museum will continue to allow photos.
July 14, 2014, 09:01 PM
WOW! I didnt know about Accademia and Uffizi. THAT'S AMAZING! I'll be in Florence in december and I will be able to come back with (legal) photos from David and The Birth of Venus!!!!! Thank you very much for such amazing news!
August 28, 2014, 01:26 PM
Maybe this is not the proper forum to ask this, but...
I will be in Florence in the Christmas week, is necessary to buy in advance the tickets to Accademia and Uffizi? Will I find long lines this time of year?
Thanks a lot again.
August 28, 2014, 04:24 PM
It depends on what days - the museums will closed on December 25th for sure, and are closed on Mondays. See that this year Monday is the 22nd, so not right around Christmas they might not keep it open. Tuesdays are almost always pretty busy days, since they are closed on Mondays.... so it is pretty difficult to say with any certainty. I can say there are less overall visitors in the winter but the Uffizi is one of the most visited museums in all of Italy so you might book for the Uffizi and not for the Accademia and see how it goes.
September 29, 2014, 05:54 PM
Is allowed now pictures in the Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti) as well?