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
Every summer, the great tower on the Arno is re-opened for visits and it is an emotion to climb it up. The Tower at San Niccolò is located in Piazza Poggi square and it was built in 1324 in order to protect the district of Oltrarno.
It is the only tower in Florence that was never “decapitated” that is shortened with respect to its original height: it still preserves its very evocative walkway that has been secured so that it can be offered to citizens and tourists.
Once the top of the tower has been reached after around 160 steps, visitors can enjoy a 360-degree view of Florence with new glimpses, for example they can see the tourists just in front of them who are in Piazzale Michelangelo square.
The San Niccolò Tower is open to the public everyday from the 24th of June to the 30th of September – with accompanied access from 5pm to 8pm, with guided itineraries in Italian, English, French, Spanish (max. 20 people) every 30 minutes.
Advance booking is recommended. If it rains, this service is cancelled.
Visit to the Tower: € 4.