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The spectacular view from the rooftop of Palazzo Gondi  over the Brunelleschi Dome and the Bargello Palace (ph. Dario Garofalo)

text Martina Olivieri

May 16, 2022

Historical Residences Day 2022: villas, castles and gardens open in Florence

On Sunday 22 May, on the occasion of ADSI National Day, many places can be visited free of charge

Italy's largest diffuse museum reopens its doors. Sunday 22 May sees the return of the National Day of the Italian Historic Houses Association, this year in its 12th edition. 

More than 400 exclusive places such as castles, fortresses, villas, parks and gardens will be open to the public free of charge, in an immersion in the history that still makes our country identifiable in the world today and that could be a pivot for long-term sustainable development. Once again this year, the region of Tuscany holds the record for the number of openings: as many as 120 private residences distributed in all the provinces.

Numerous initiatives are promoted by the owners for the National Day: from exhibitions to concerts and theatre performances, to intercept the needs of the public of all age groups. The photo competition in collaboration with Photolux for Instagram users is also back.
Let's take a detailed look at all the openings planned in Florence. Visits are free, online booking is compulsory HERE.


  • Giardino San Francesco di Paola | piazza San Francesco di Paola 3, Florence

  • Giardino Torrigiani | via dei Serragli 144, Florence

  • Palazzo Ricasoli Firidolfi | via Maggio 7, Florence

  • Palazzo Antinori di Brindisi Aldobrandini | via dei Serragli 9, Florence

  • Palazzo Frescobaldi | via Santo Spirito 11, Florence

  • Terrazza Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni | via Tornabuoni 1, Florence
    11 o'clock Concert by the Fiesole School of Music

  • Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni | piazza Santa Trinita 1, Florence

  • Palazzo Corsini | lungarno Corsini 10, Florence

  • Palazzo Rucellai | via della Vigna Nuova Firenze, Florence

  • Palazzo Antinori | piazza Antinori 3, Florence

  • Palazzo Gondi | via dei Gondi 2 e piazza San Firenze 1, Florence

  • Giardino degli Antellesi | piazza Santa Croce 21, Florence

  • Fondazione Mello – Studio d’arte le Colonne | borgo Pinti 24, Florence

  • Palazzo Leopardi – Galleria Studio Marcello Tommasi | via della Pergola 57, Florence

  • Palazzo Ximenes Panciatichi | borgo Pinti 68, Florence
    13 p.m. concert by the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole

  • Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai | piazza SS. Annunziata 1, Florence
    4 p.m. Concert by the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole

  • Palazzo Niccolini | via dei Servi 15 Florence
    12 noon Concert by the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole

  • Palazzo Pucci | via de’ Pucci 4, Florence

  • Palazzo Ginori | via de’ Ginori 11, Florence
    5 p.m. Concert by the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole

  • Villa Tornabuoni Lemmi | via Taddeo Alderotti 56, Florence


  • Castello Il Palagio | via di Campoli 96/98, San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI)

  • Castello Sonnino | via Volterrana nord 10, Montespertoli (FI)

  • Villa Calcinaia | via Citille 84, Greve in Chianti (FI)

  • Parco Mediceo di Pratolino | via Fiorentina 276, Pratolino (FI)

  • Castello di Barberino di Mugello | via di Castello 11, Barberino di Mugello (FI)

  • Castello di Pomino | via Pomino 8, località Pomino, Rufina (FI)

  • Villa Martelli di Gricigliano | via di Gricigliano 52, località Sieci, Pontassieve (FI)

  • Villa Bossi | via dello Stracchino 32, Pontassieve (FI)

  • Villa Corsini – Le Mozzete | località Le Mozzete 1, Scarperia e San Piero a Sieve (FI)

  • Palazzo Vicari | piazza dei Vicari, Scarperia e San Piero a Sieve (FI)

  • Villa di Bivigliano | via del Viliani 84, località Bivigliano, Vaglia (FI)

  • Convento e Santuario di Monte Senario | via Monte Senario 3474, Vaglia (FI)
    3.30 p.m. Presentation of the painted panel from the end of the 14th century.
    Restored with a gift from the Friends of Florence Foundation.
    Presentation by restorer Andrea Vigna, speech by Friends of Florence President Simonetta Brandolini d'Adda and musical interlude by the Quodlibet choir.
    Mass will follow.

  • Villa il Casale | via del Pozzo 1, Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

  • Villa Corsi Salviati | via Antonio Gramsci 456, Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

  • Villa di Tizzano | via di Castel Ruggero 75, località Tizzano, Bagno a Ripoli (FI)

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