Free Entry to State Museums on First Sunday Returns

With the end of the “official” pandemic at the end of March 2022, many changes are planned starting in April. Aside from the elimination of the request for the Green Pass in many places, such as museums and restaurants, the decree at the end of March also included restarting the initiative that gives free entry to everyone on the first Sunday of every month, starting this upcoming Sunday, April 3rd.

In Florence, the city had already restarted the free entrance to its civic museum network at the beginning of January 2022 – but only to local residents. With this return of free entry to State museums on the first Sunday of the month, which is open to everyone regardless of residence or nationality, the national government hopes to encourage tourism to restart across all of the regions.

Courtyard in Palazzo Vecchio., Florence, Tuscany
Courtyard in Palazzo Vecchio

In Florence, this means that the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries will be added to the list of possible sites to visit on the first Sunday of the month for free, including the Palazzo Vecchio and complex of Santa Maria Novella. Other ones you should consider adding: the Bargello Museum, the Medici Villa of Petraia, the Last Supper by Andrea del Sarto in San Salvi. For a complete list of State sites across Florence and Tuscany, take a look at our article on State Museums.

State monuments – including historical sites, museums, galleries and gardens – also no longer request Green Pass starting April 1, 2022.

About Lourdes Flores

An American living in Florence for over 10 years, Lourdes continues to explore and discover new places in Tuscany with the eyes of a tourist but with the experience of living in Italy. She shares her experiences on this blog and website, particularly offering lots of travel planning help on the Forum!