In Italy we celebrate Ferragosto on August 15th and it’s a catholic feast to celebrate the Assumption of Mary. This means that is a public holiday and most of the museums, offices, shops and restaurants are closed. Here a list of the museums in Florence opened on Ferragosto. (updated in 2019)
State Museums open on Ferragosto in Florence
The Academy Gallery is going to be opened on August 15th from 8.50 am – 10 pm ; tickets office closes 30 minutes before closing time. The Uffizi Gallery is opened August 15th from 8.15 am to 6.50 pm and the tickets office closes at 6.05pm. On Tuesday 13th the museum is not going to be open by night, but closes at 6.50 pm.Book your private Uffizi and Accademia tour now!
San Marco Museum, preserving Beato Angelico’s masterpieces, is opened with free admission on August 15th from 8.15 am to 4.50pm. The Bargello Museum and the Medici Chapels are opened on Ferragosto – opening times here, as well as the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace main galleries with regular opening times.
Florence Civic and other Museums open on Ferragosto
The Civic museums in Florence opened on August 15th, Ferragosto day, are Palazzo Vecchio and Arnolfo Tower, Museo del Novecento and Santa Maria Novella Museums (opened from 12 pm to 6.30 pm). In addition to all these Palazzo Davanzati, Forte Belvedere and the Archaeological Museum are open.
We strongly recommend you book tickets for Uffizi and Accademia in advance, because they’re busy museums and waiting times are about 2 hours. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us for the tickets of Florence museums!