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  1. #11
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    Default Cameras in San Gimignano

    Quote Originally Posted by Diana-Andreia View Post
    What do you know about taking pictures in San Gimignano (Douomo, Palazzo del Popolo and Sant'Agostino)?
    Hi Diana,

    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!).
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    What about the Cappella Sasseti (Santa Trinità) and the Cappella dei Magi (Palazzo Medici Riccardi) ??

    Grazie mille.


    João

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    Ciao Joao,

    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.
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    Lourdes,

    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.


    Joao



    Quote Originally Posted by Lourdes View Post
    Unfortunately, the majority of museums do not allow cameras or photos inside. You can't take pictures inside the Uffizi museum although you CAN take pictures in the corridors toward the outdoors, that is to the view, for example of the Ponte Vecchio; the Accademia Gallery (all pictures of the David were taken "illegally", there is always someone patrolling and people do take pics but that first one has to be good because then they practically yell at you); for some reason within the SMN church you also can't take pictures. You cannot take pics inside the San Lorenzo church or the Medici chapels. No pics in the Pitti museums or in the Orsanmichele church.

    You can take pictures as long as without flash inside the cathedral, inside the Santa Croce church and inside the cells of San Marco's monastery. You can take pics in the courtyard of the Bargello museum but not the museum's rooms. Haven't been in the baptistery in a while, can't remember that one..... the Museo dell'Opera is another museum where you can't take photos. Ah, you can take pictures inside Palazzo Vecchio, no flash of course but the rooms are pretty bright. You can take pics of the frescoes in the Brancacci chapel without flash which is really nice but light is not very bright in the side chapel, when I've tried before the pictures came out all blurry.

    Ok if you have a specific museum or church in mind, do ask since I might have forgotten a major one right now!

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    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.
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    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!

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    Default Ticket Museums

    Hi Lourdes,

    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.


    João

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    Ciao Joao,

    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.
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    Default Galleria Palatina

    Is allowed now pictures in the Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti) as well?

    Thanks

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    Default Pictures not allowed at Galleria Palatina

    Dear Joao,
    for the moment it seems that you can't take pictures inside the Galleria Palatina, except for professional photos and videos - an official authorization is necessarily required. Have a look at the official website where you may find all the relative info and any eventual contact detail:
    http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/en...php?m=palatina

    "Permits: In the Museum it is not permitted to take photos or shoot videos. In special cases, authorisation may be granted by the management. For permission for professional photos or videos, apply to the Authorisation Office."

    Chiara

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