Visit the Horne Museum

How to reach us

Museo Horne
via dei Benci, 6
50122, Florence
+39 055 244661

By public transport:
ATAF bus numbers: 23, C1, C3

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Closed: Wednesday and public holidays.
Special openings available on request (a fee is charged).


€ 7.00 full price
€ 5.00 concessions

Concessions: Over 65, students, groups of at least 10 people, FAI members, Touring Club Members, ICOM members.

Admission free: children up to 3 years of age, visitors with disabilities and their caregivers, group leaders, teachers with their classes, journalists with prior accreditation displaying professional ID, tour guides.

The museum is accessible for people with physical disabilities on the ground floor only and in the educational workshops.

Reservations are free but mandatory for:
– groups (from 8 to 25 people)
– schools
Contact +39 055 244661 (Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm),

Casa Vasari

Borgo Santa Croce, 8
50122 Florence

Reservations are required.

Contact +39 055 244661 (Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm),

Tickets: €10.00, includes admission to the Museo Horne.
The meeting point is: Museo Horne, Via dei Benci n. 6, Florence.

In 1561 Cosimo I de’ Medici gave Giorgio Vasari a house in the Santa Croce neighbourhood in recognition of his artistic achievements. With help from his workshop assistants, Vasari decorated the walls of the Sala Grande on the first floor in around 1572 with frescoes focusing on the Arts and the primacy of Drawing. Since his death in 1574, only the Sala Grande has remained untouched by the countless renovation schemes to which the palazzo has been subjected down the centuries. After lengthy restoration, the Great Hall regained its former appareance, and was opened to the public for the first time, in 2011.