Direttore del museo

Caterina Chiarelli
Direttore della
Galleria del Costume

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Piazza Pitti 1, 50125 Firenze

How to get there

Airplane: To Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport, by shuttle bus VOLA IN BUS to the station of Santa Maria Novella.

Car: To the station car park of Santa Maria Novella.

Train: To the station of Santa Maria Novella.

Bus: No direct bus service from the station, only from nearby Via della Scala (11,36,37) and Via Rucellai (B).

Footpath: From the station about 15 minutes.


Phone: 055 2388801

Fax: 055 2388713/763 (Secretary)


Disabled persons

Access via the lift off the Palace courtyard. Staff at the foot of the main staircase will provide assistance to reach the gallery.

From the square, steep smooth slope up to entrance. Assistance necessary for manual wheelchair users. No steps to enter the internal courtyard of the building in which the lifts are located (to the left of the staircase). Straightforward route to the portico on the right – in which the ticket office is located (access to the portico via a step of about 9cm and to enter the ticket office there is a bump about 1cm high and one of about 2cm at the exit). In the right hand wing of the building are the Palatina gallery and the Royal appartments (first floor) – the Modern Art gallery – the Costume gallery (second floor) and the Historical Archives (third floor), accessible via two lifts (90cm doors) which are found on either side of the courtyard. The left hand wing of the Palazzo houses two further galleries . The Silver museum and the Porcelain museum. In the internal courtyard, on the right after the cafe , is a disabled toilet. For the key, ask either at the entrance to the Boboli gardens, at the central porter's desk or at the bookshop.

Take the lift to the second floor, and on the right is the entrance to the gallery. At the end of a short corridor, the 18 steps to the gallery are surmountable with the stairlift which runs parallel to the stairs. Before the steps, on the right, there is a red button to call for assistance. The whole gallery is fully accessible. Disabled toilet available.

By Turismo senza Barriere

Education Department

Tel: +39 055284272
On request, the Office provides educational assistance to schools in the Province of Florence, Prato and Pistoia: it conducts specific programmes, arranges workshops and itineraries in the Museums of the Special Superintendency for the State Museums of Florence.
Cost: workshops free of charge; Museum lessons, € 3.00 per student.


The Nuova Biblioteca Palatina is beside the Education office in the Andito degli Angiolini (main staircase, upper mezzanine floor). 
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10-13.


In the courtyard of the Pitti Palace and at the entrance to the Gallery. 
Guides to the collections in various languages are available, besides other art publications and objects inspired by works in the Palace.


There is one cloakroom for all the museums, off the courtyard, next to the lift. 
Visitors must leave umbrellas, large backpacks and bags. There is no charge. 
School backpacks must be left in the cloakroom.


There is a café in the courtyard of the Pitti Palace.

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