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What are the hours of the main monuments in Italy?

Hours usually change during high and low season. Today we are going to talk about the hours of the main monuments in the main Italian cities.

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What are the hours of the main monuments in Italy?

Florence, Rome, Milan and Venice are the most visited cities in Italy. With a huge flow of tourists, the flow is even greater during the high season months, so many tourist attractions extend their opening hours to meet the demand, others, however, prefer to keep a fixed schedule, both in summer and winter. Let’s go to our post of the day? What are the hours of the main monuments in Italy? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

In Italy, with daylight saving time, the sun starts to set only after 8 pm, which makes people enjoy the natural light for even longer and, with that, stay more on the streets. In the winter, the sun sets earlier, which makes people prefer to take advantage of the morning to go for a walk. Many sights adapt their hours to this demand, operating until later, while others prefer to keep the fixed hours of operation. Read also When is the best time to travel to Italy?

Most Visited Cities

The most visited cities, Florence, Rome, Milan and Venice, are those that receive even more tourists in the summer, which often doubles the number of visitors in the sights. Not to mention that it is also the European vacation period, that is, many Italians from other regions and European citizens from other countries go to Italy to visit exactly these cities.

Imagine how they look ?!

To try to avoid all this flow, a tip is: BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE! I am not saying that you are not going to take the line to enter the chosen sight, but you will avoid taking two lines, such as the “kilometer-long” line to buy tickets. That’s why it is a good idea to know the opening hours of the main tourist points of the cities. Let’s take a look?

Attention:

  • Hours may change without notice for reasons of force majeure, for example, adverse weather conditions (mainly access to terraces and the highest points of the places mentioned).
  • On January 1st, December 25th and May 1st, museums DO NOT WORK.

1) What are the hours of the main monuments in Italy? IN FLORENCE

See the Florence city hours here, remember to check them on the websites of each attraction before your trip, as they may change.

Duomo di Firenze (Cathedral)

  • Every day. Cathedral, from 10 am to 4:30 pm; Cupula, from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm; Baptistery, from 8:15 am to 10:15 am and from 11:15 am to 7:30 pm; Campanile, from 8:15 am to 7:00 pm; Crypt, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Museum (*), from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • (*) The Museum DOES NOT OPEN on the first Tuesday of each month.
  • Read our post about the Duomo di Firenze

Galleria Degli Uffizzi (Uffizi Gallery)

Galleria Dell’Accademia (Accademia Gallery)

Medici Chapels

  • Every day, from 8:15 am to 2:00 pm.
  • IT DOES NOT OPEN on the first, third and fifth Monday of each month and does not open on the second and last Sunday of each month.

Boboli Gardens

  • From November to February, every day, from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm; March, from 8:15 am to 5:30 pm; April and May, from 8:15 am to 6:30 pm; from June to August, from 8:15 am to 7:30 pm; September and October, from 8:15 am to 6:30 pm.
  • The Gardens do not open on the first and last Monday of each month.
  • Read our post about the Boboli Gardens

Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace)

Palazzo Vecchio (Vecchio Palace)

  • From April to September, from Friday to Wednesday, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm; Thursday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. From October to March, from Friday to Wednesday, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Thursday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Read our pos about the Vecchio Palace!

Santa Croce (Museum and Church)

2) What are the hours of the main monuments in Italy? IN ROME

See here the hours of the city of Rome, remember to check them on the websites of each attraction before your trip, as they may change.

Colosseum

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • The whole year it opens at 08:30 am. The closing hours change: from the last Sunday in October to February 15th, 4:30 pm; from February 16th to March 15th, 17h00; from March 16th to the last Saturday in March, 5:30 pm; from the last Sunday in March to August 31st, 7:30 pm; from September 1st to September 30th, 7:00 pm; from October 1st to the last Saturday of October, at 6:30 pm.
  • Read our post about the Roman Forum

St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Every day, from October 1st to March 31st, from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm; and from April 1st to September 30th, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. To climb to the summit: from October 1st to March 31st, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; from April 1st to September 30th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Read our post about the St. Peter’s Basilica
  • For the Vatican Museum, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (last entry). Closed on Sundays (opens on the last Sunday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm – last entry – as long as it does not coincide with Easter); June 29th; December 8th, 25th and 26th; January 1st and 6th; March 19th; April 2nd; May 1st; June 29th; August 14th and 15th; November 1st.
  • Read our post about the Vatican Museum. 

Pantheon

Castel Sant’Angelo (Sant’Angelo Castle)

Terme di Caracalla (Baths of Caracalla)

  • From the last Sunday in October to February 15th, from 9 :00 am to 4:30 pm; from February 16th to March 15th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; from March 16th to the last Saturday of March, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; from the last Sunday in March to August 31st, from 9:00 am to 7:15 pm; from September 1st to September 30th, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; from October 1st to the last Saturday in October, from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. On Mondays, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Read our post about the Therme di Caracalla

Imperial Forums

Visits are made by appointment.

Read our post about the Imperial Forums

Foro di Augusto (Forum of Augustus)

  • The group hours are as follows: from April 21st to April 30th, every day, at 8:20 pm, 9:20 pm and 10:20 pm; from May 1st to April 30th, every day, at 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm; from September 1st to September 30th, every day, at 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm; from October 1st to November 11th, every day, at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The tour lasts 40 minutes.

Foro de Cesare (Forum of Caesar)

  • From April 21st to April 30th, from Sunday to Friday, from 8:20 pm to 10:20 pm and Saturday, from 8:20 pm to 10:40 pm; from May 1st to May 31st, from Sunday to Friday, from 8:40 pm to 11:00 pm and Saturday, from 8:40 pm to 11:20 pm; from June 2nd to July 31st, every day, from 9:00 pm to 11:40 pm; from August 1st to August 31st, every day, from 8:40 pm to 11:40 pm; From September 1st to September 30th, from Sunday to Friday, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Saturday, from 8:40 pm to 11:20 pm. From October 1st to October 31st, every day, from 7:00 pm to 10:20 pm; from November 1st to November 11th, from Sunday to Monday, from 6:20 pm to 9:40 pm, Saturday from 6:20 pm to 10:00 pm.

Galeria Borghese (Borghese Gallery)

  • From Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Visits are carried out in shifts at the following times: 9:00 am to 11:00 am; from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Read our post about the Borghese GAllery!

3) What are the hours of the main monuments in Italy? IN MILAN

See here the hours of the city of Milan, remember to check them on the websites of each attraction before your trip, as they may change.

Duomo (Cathedral)

  • Every day, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm; Terrace, every day, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm; Museum, from Thursday to Tuesday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Baptistery, every day, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Archaeological Area, every day, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Read our post about the Cathedral of Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (Vittorio Emanuele Gallery)

  • It opens 24 hours a day. The stores inside make their own hours.

Teatro Alla Scala (La Scala Theater)

  • Museum, every day, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Closes on December 7th, December 24th in the afternoon, December 25th and 26th, January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and August 15th.
  • Read our post about the La Scala Theater!

Castello Sforzesco (Sforzesco Castle)

  • Castle, every day, from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm; Museums, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. It doesn’t open on Mondays.

Pinacoteca di Brera (“Brera Art Gallery”)

  • From Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:30 am to 6:40 pm; every third Thursday of each month, from 8:30 am to 10:15 pm. Does not open on Mondays

Cenacolo (Cenacle)

Parco Sempione (Sempione Park)

From October to April, from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm; May, from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm, from June to September, from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm.

4) What are the hours of the main monuments in Italy? IN VENICE

See here the hours of the city of Venice, remember to check the hours on the websites of each attraction before your trip, as they may change.

Basilica di San Marco (St Mark’s Basilica)

  • Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (open until 5:00 pm from April 16 to October 28). Belfry: from October to November, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; from December to April, from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm; from May to June, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and from July to September, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
  • Read our post about The Basilica di San Marco

Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)

  • From April 1st to October 31st, from Sunday to Thursday, from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm; Friday and Saturday, from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm; from November 1st to March 31st, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Entry is allowed up to one hour before the museum closes.
  • Read our post about the Palazzo Ducale

Galleria dell’Accademia (Accademia Gallery)

  • Monday, from 8:15 am to 2:00 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:15 am to 7:15 pm.

Ca D’oro

  • Monday, from 8:15 am to 2:00 pm; Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:15 am to 7:00 pm; Sundays and holidays, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

La Fenice Theater

  • It usually opens for visitation every day, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, however, on show or atypical days (events, among others), the hours may change. Find out about the theater calendar link by clicking here.

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Conclusion

What are the hours of the main monuments in Italy? It is always important to confirm the hours before heading to the chosen location (you can even do this at the reception of your hotel), especially if you are traveling during the winter, as in case of adverse weather conditions, some places may not open (especially terraces and belvederes, due to strong wind); otherwise, get organized, pack your bags, have a nice trip and have a good time! 🙂

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