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Reopening of the Monumental Reading Room

From 7 March to 8 July the Michelangelo ancient Reading room reopens, together with the exhibition A mon Povoir. The library of Francesco Sassetti, a Florentine banker, inaugurated in 2021 on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of Sassetti’s birth and remained open only for a short time.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10-13.30 (last admission 13.00).

Also open on Thursday afternoons only with accompanied visits at 15.00 and 16.00.

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Individual visits: ticket € 4.00, reduced € 3.50 for ticket holders for the Basilica of San Lorenzo.  

Accompanied visits: ticket € 9.00, reduced € 8.00 for ticket holders for the Basilica of San Lorenzo.

Tickets can be purchased directly at the entrance to the vestibule, or in advance on the Vivaticket website (presale: Euro 1):

Access to the reading room: seat reservation, timetables, distribution

Access to the reading room is by reservation only for a maximum of 14 people per day.

Reservations can only be made by calling the switchboard number: +39 055 2937911 during the opening hours of the Library. DO NOT send e-mails for seat reservations.

The maximum number of pieces allowed for viewing is 5 per day.

Please, read the admission procedures to the library, the list of manuscripts in the reserve (in the ‘information’ menu) and the manuscripts temporarily unavailable (below) before booking.

The reading room observes the following opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8.30-13.30 Tuesday: 8.30-16.30. Last request: 1.00 pm.

New anti-covid rules in Cultural Institutions

According to the law: D.L. 24 marzo 2022, n. 24 “Disposizioni urgenti per il superamento delle misure di contrasto alla diffusione dell’epidemia da COVID-19, in conseguenza della cessazione dello stato di emergenza”, the Green Pass is no more mandatory. Until 30 April 2022 access to the reading room is allowed with a surgical mask. For access to all events, a FFP2 mask is requested.

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List of manuscripts and rare items temporarily unavailable

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