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State Museums and Archaeological Sites in Tuscany

Enjoying art and culture for free once a month

How about enjoying a bit of art, history and culture on a Sunday? How about enjoying it with free admission?

Then mark the first Sunday of the month on your calendar and make note of the following State museums (and archaeological areas) across Tuscany where you can take advantage of free entrance to all as part of the #DomenicalMuseo initiative sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Culture. In Florence, the city run museums extend free entrance only to local residents on the same day (the day is called "Domenica Metropolitana").

** ALL OF THE STATE MUSEUMS below offer FREE entrance to everyone on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month. For 2023, there are some extra SPECIAL DAYS set at the natioanl level by the Ministry of Culture: free entrance for everyone on Tuesday, April 25, for Celebration of Liberation Day, Friday, June 2 in celebration of the Italian Republic; and Saturday, November 4 to celebrate National Unity and Armed Forces. **

Which State museums can I visit for free in Tuscany?

I've compiled a list of "State" museums in Tuscany so that you can have a full list; many of these participate in the #DomenicalMuseo (and to other special openings announced during the year, such as free entry to women on March 8th, International Womens Day) to make it easy for you to find museums near you if you're here on a first Sunday of the month and want to take advantage of free entrance! You will find something near you to visit, wherever you might be.

For the latest news and updates, including a check on opening hours, please visit the Ministry of Culture website that lists all the places that participate in the Domenica al Museo initiative. The page links to each site, with hours and contact info, and also lists all of the other sites across Italy, not just Tuscany so check it if you're in Italy on the first weekend in Italy.


Roman Amphiteater - Arezzo

Museo Statale di Palazzo Taglieschi - Piazza Mameli, 16 - Anghiari
Basilica di San Francesco - Piazza San Francesco, 1 - Arezzo
Museo Archeologico Nazionale “Gaio Cilnio Mecenate” and Anfiteatro romano di Arezzo - Via Margaritone, 10 - Arezzo
Museo di Casa Vasari - Via XX settembre, 55 - Arezzo
Museo Nazionale d'Arte Medievale e Moderna - San Lorentino, 8 - Arezzo
Area Archeologica del Sodo and Tomba di Camucia - Cortona
Antiquarium Nazionale di Sestino - Via Marche, 12 - Sestino


Medici Villa la Petraia - Florence

Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi and Historical Museum of the Hunt and Territory - Via Ponti Medicei, 7 - Cerreto Guidi
Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi - Via Della Ninna, 5, - Firenze
Modern Art Gallery - Palazzo Pitti - Piazza Pitti, 1 - Firenze
Uffizi Gallery - Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6 - Firenze
Costume Gallery - Palazzo Pitti - Piazza Pitti, 1 - Firenze
Accademia Gallery & Museum of Musical Instruments - Via Ricasoli, 58-60 - Firenze
Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments - Pitti Palace - Piazza Pitti, 1 - Firenze
Garden of Villa di Castello - Via di Castello, 44 - Firenze
Garden of the Royal Stables and Pagliere - Piazzale di Porta Romana, 1 - Firenze
Boboli Gardens - Piazza Pitti, 1 - Firenze
National Archaeological Museum in Firenze - S.S. Annunziata, 9 - Firenze
Silver Museum - Palazzo Pitti - Piazza Pitti, 1 - Firenze
Museum Last Supper of Andrea del Sarto - Via di San Salvi, 16 - Firenze
Museum of the Ancient Florentine House - Palazzo Davanzati - Via Porta Rossa, 13 - Firenze
Medici Chapels - Madonna Aldobrandini - Firenze
Porcelain Museum - Piazza Pitti, 1 - Firenze
Casa Martelli Museum - Via F. Zannetti, 8 - Firenze
Egyptian Museum - Via della Colonna, 38 - Firenze
National Museum of Bargello - Via del Proconsolo, 4 - Firenze
Park of Villa Il Ventaglio - Via G. Aldini, 10/12 - Firenze
Medici Villa della Petraia - Via della Petraia, 40 - Firenze


Archaeological Site Roselle - Grosseto

Area Archeologica di Vetulonia - Vie Case di Siena, s.n.c. - Castiglione della Pescaia
Area Archeologica di Roselle - Via dei Ruderi - Grosseto
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cosa - Via delle Ginestre - Orbetello


Villa San Martino - Portoferraio, Elba

Museo Nazionale delle residenze Napoleoniche Palazzina dei Mulini - Piazzale Napoleone - Portoferraio
Museo Nazionale delle residenze Napoleoniche Villa S. Martino - Portoferraio
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Castiglioncello - Via del Museo, 8 - Castiglioncello, managed by the Comune di Rosignano Marittimo.


Certosa di Calci in the province of Pisa, TuscanyCertosa di Calci - Pisa

Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci - Via Roma, 79 - Calci
Museo Nazionale di San Matteo - San Matteo in Soarta, 1 - Pisa


Palazzo Fabroni - Pistoia

Museo Nazionale di Casa Giusti - Via Vincenzo Martini, 18 - Monsummano Terme
Fortezza di S. Barbara - Piazza della Resistenza, 1 - Pistoia
Museo Civico di Pistoia - Piazza del Duomo, 1 - Pistoia
Palazzo Fabroni Arti Visive Contemporanee - Via Sant'Andrea 18 - Pistoia


Medici Villa Poggio a Caiano - Prato

Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano e Museo della Natura Morta - Piazza dei Medici, 14 - Poggio a Caiano


Pinacoteca Nazionale - Siena

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Chiusi - Via Porsenna, 93 - Chiusi
Necropoli di Poggio Renzo - Via della Pellegrina - Chiusi
Museo della Comunità di Montalcino e del Brunello - Montalcino
Eremo di San Leonardo al Lago - Santa Colomba - Monteriggioni
Museo Archeologico di Siena - Piazza Duomo - Spedale di S. Maria della Scala, 2 - Siena
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena - Via San Pietro, 29 - Siena
Villa Brandi a Vignano - Strada di Busseto, 42 - Siena

Disclaimer: Opening times and hours can change at any time without warning and sites are still reopening as of April 2022 that were closed during the pandemic. Take this list and information as a useful start to plan your days but verify that the museums you want to visit are open before heading there once you're in the area. We take no responsibility for unexpected changes or information that is no longer valid (although we'll try our best to keep this page updated).

Last update: April 1, 2023

Author: Lourdes Flores

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