Florence has a special tourist card, which is called Firenze Card.
The Firenze Card is valid for 72 hours and provides you the admission to more than 30 museums, located in Florence. It costs € 50,00; you can purchase it at some of the museums and at the tourist information offices: piazza Stazione 4, via Cavour 1r (from Monday to Sunday) and online.
Purchasers of Firenze Card get into museums without waiting time - no queues! The card also enables you to use public transportation free of charge.Every card includes free access to museums and means of transportation to a second person if younger than 18 (EU citizens only).
More info www.firenzecard.it
This will be a chronological path showing the works of the two disciples of Andrea del Sarto who started from the same workshop but followed diverging, artistic life paths. With a difficult and distrustful character and Cosimo I’s favourit artist, Pontormo remained very active in Florence; Rosso worked in Tuscany very much – his best known work is the Deposition in Volterra – and then he went to France and became Francis I’s court painter.The approximately 80 works on display come from Tuscan and International museums. These works include panels, drawings, tapestries.
On the occasion of this exhibition, there will be the presentation of the large altarpiece called The Visitation by Pontormo, completely restored.
An event which hosted the most important master craftsmen of history inside a privileged space, where tradition and innovation merge to create extremely valuable handmade products.
Every year, here you can admire the works of the ancient Florence workshops, as well as remote arts which are being rediscovered through the fair itineraries, following a harmonious path among the Italian regions and the countries of the whole world.
The International Handicrafts Trade Fair is the place where culture, arts, handicraft traditions and new creativities meet and shape up to become exclusive. Unique pieces, modelled by experienced hands, dedicated to people who want to stand out. Classical, modern, ethnic, contemporary, feasible - any kind of style here finds its ideal dimension, along the new exhibiting itineraries inside the "City of Beauty".
Opening Times: everyday from 10am to 11pm - Fortezza da Basso
From May 2nd to 31st Palazzo Vecchio is open every day from 9am to 12 am, except on Thursday (9 am to 2 pm). It means that you can have a nice dinner out in Florence, then wandering around the city center, maybe eating ice-cream, and then you can visit the beautiful rooms and apartments of Palazzo Vecchio.
The Muse dei Ragazzi inside the Palazzo organizes evening guided visits to hidden rooms and paths within the building. Tours are unfortunately in Italian and take place on Monday, Friday and Saturday at 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm