You can find access information for museums and churches of Florence in this practical guide edited by the Municipality of Florence. You can also visit the website of the Polo Museale Fiorentino where you will find out specific info for each state museum (see "info" and than "disabled persons").
If you want to know more about the museums of Florence go to Major museums and monuments of Florence
Free entrance for disabled people?
As far as free entrances to the museums for the disabled are concerned: in the state museums, both the disabled and the person that accompanies can enter with no charge and the prebooking for the Uffizi and the Accademy Gallery (which are the only museums with long waits before entering) is free as well.
How to get prebooking museum tickets:
- on the home page of the website www.firenzemusei.it which is the ONLY “Official site for Polo Museale Fiorentino on-line ticketing”.
- By calling the phone number +39 055 294883.
For more info go to "At the museum with no queue".
In the city museums both the disabled and the person who accompanies do not pay for the ticket.
In the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore museums (or Opera del Duomo) that is to say Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Bell tower, Dome, Baptistry and the Crypth of Santa Reparata the disabled or the person who accompanies does not pay for the ticket .
The visit of the monumental churches of Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce and San Lorenzo is free of charge for the disabled and for one person who accompanies.
On 21st February 2012, for the “International Braille Day”, the Uffizi Gallery has created an autonomy tactile course for partially-sighted and sightless people. To those visitors who show to the Uffizi ticket office, with no need of reservation but just with the documents for the free entrance, will be given disposable latex gloves (the same the restorers use) and they will touch the sculptures enjoying their peculiarities, finding all their characteristics and understanding the shapes.
The Uffizi staff will be pleased to assist and help all the visitors. The chosen sculptures belong to the Medici collections and therefore are first-class pieces of art. Every work of art has a correspondent stand on which captions -both in English and in Italian- are readable both by partially-sighted and sightless people.
Other tactile visits are available at the museum Marino Marini, at the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre in the Cappella Rucellai (closed for repairs until the end of 2012 - info:see museum Marini), at the Museum Horne , at the Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia and at the Botanic garden (tactile and olfactory visits).
Many tour guides specialize in guided tours for tourists with different disabilities. Therefore, it is advisable to contact the main associations operating in Florence.
"A.PER.TUR.A" ("Agire PER un TURismo Accessibile", Acting for and accessible tourism) is a 2010 project, in which the Province of Florence has participated, with the aim of creating a specialized and qualified group of guides and tour leaders. At the end of this course, five tourist routes have been created, aimed at five diversified disabilities: motor, psychic, hearing, visual disabilities and the elderly.
Click here , to see the guides’ names and addresses.