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Even when you thought you had seen everything... in Florence there are places that offer new perspectives. Do you know Torre San Niccolò and the other towers in the city?

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Every summer, on June 24, the great tower on the Arno called Torre San Niccolò reopens to the public. It is located in Piazza Poggi, and was erected in 1324 to defend the Oltrarno district.

In the following weeks more towers will be open for visits: Torre della Zecca and Porta Romana. But in the summer 2018 two more extraordinary places are going to open their doors : two fortresses of the city, Fortezza San Giovanni or Fortezza da Basso, the venue of fairs and meetings, and Fortezza San Giorgio - well known as Forte di Belvedere venue of precious art exhibitions such as Gong. Eliseo Mattiacci.

And last but not least you can visit all year round the Torre di Arnolfo, which is part of the museum circuit of Palazzo Vecchio.

Find here all opening times:

Torre di Palazzo Vecchio - every day 9am to 9 pm, Thursday 9am to 2 pm

Torre San Niccolò - from June 24 to August 31 every day from 5 pm to 7.30 pm  (every 30 minutes)
September from 1 through 30 every day from 4 pm to 6.30 pm  (every 30 minutes)

Fortezza di San Giovanni (Fortezza da Basso) - every Saturday from July 7 to September 29 at 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am

Forte di Belvedere and Gong. Eliseo Mattiacci art exhibition - every Saturday at 4 pm and 5.30 pm and every Sunday at 11am and 12.30

Baluardo San Giorgio - July 14 and August 11 at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm;    September 8 at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm;   October 13 at  3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Torre della Zecca - July 21 and August 18 from 5 pm to 7.30 pm  (every 30 minutes); September 15 from 4 pm to 6.30 pm  (every 30 minutes)
October 20 from 3 pm to 5.30 pm  (every 30 minutes)

Porta Romana - July 28 and August 25 from 5 pm to 7.30 pm  (every 30 minutes); September 22 from 4 pm to 6.30 pm  (every 30 minutes;
October 27 from 3 pm to 5.30 pm  (every 30 minutes)


Mandatory booking +39 0552768224. In the case of rain, the service is canceled.



Published: 19/6/2018

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