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The Fondazione Pistoia Musei’s network of museums has an extensive and attractive calendar of cultural initiatives and a wide-ranging exhibition programme aimed at showcasing the city’s outstanding artistic heritage, while also featuring an international dimension.

With its four locations in the heart of old Pistoia, the museum hub brings the fabric of the city to life excitingly, strengthening the bond with the local area and creating new urban cultural itineraries.

Visit the venues and discover our exhibitions and collections.

+39 0573 974267

Locations and opening hours

An outstanding architectural and archaeological complex, housing medieval and modern art collections.

Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi, piazza del Duomo 7, Pistoia
From April to October, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
From November to March, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm

A representative overview of 20th century art up to contemporary times in Pistoia.

Palazzo de’ Rossi, via de’ Rossi 26, Pistoia
From April to October, daily from 10 am to 8 pm
From November to March, daily from 10 am to 6 pm

The ancient heart of Pistoia conveyed through a variety of mediums and digital interaction.

Museo di San Salvatore, via Tomba di Catilina, Pistoia
From April to October, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm
From November to March, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm

How to find us

Museo dell'Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

piazza del Duomo, 7

Museo di San Salvatore

via Tomba di Catillina

Palazzo de' Rossi | Collezioni del Novecento

via de' Rossi, 26

Palazzo Buontalenti

via de' Rossi, 7

The four venues are located in the historical heart of Pistoia, between Piazza del Duomo and Via de’ Rossi.

Pistoia can be reached by bus (Autolinee Toscane company and by rail (Trenitalia network from Florence (40 minutes), from Lucca (40 minutes), from Prato (20 minutes) and from Pisa (90 minutes).

If travelling by car, the Pistoia exit is on the A11 “Firenze – Mare” motorway and is easily reached from the airports of Florence (30 minutes), Pisa (1 hour), and Bologna (1 hour and a quarter).

Tickets and guided tours

Tickets may be purchased online choosing the time slot for admission, subject to availability.

Tickets may also be purchased at the ticket offices of the exhibition venues during public opening hours.

Groups can arrange visits with their own guide or book a guided tour by writing to or calling 0573 974267.


The Pistoia museums are accessible and welcoming places. All exhibition venues are fitted with ramps and lifts and are wheelchair-accessible.

The Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi, Palazzo de’ Rossi and Palazzo Buontalenti all have a wheelchair available for use by visitors.

Palazzo de’ Rossi is wheelchair-accessible from the Vicolo Girolamo de’ Rossi entrance.

Baby-changing facilities are available at the Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi and Palazzo Buontalenti.

The Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi, Palazzo de’ Rossi and Palazzo Buontalenti all have cloakrooms.

All exhibition panels and captions are in two languages, Italian and English.

For further information and enquiries:


Visitors may not enter the exhibition venues with bags, backpacks, umbrellas, suitcases or items that could potentially damage the exhibits.

Visitors can leave their personal items in the lockers at the entrance to each venue; the cloakroom service is free of charge.


The Palazzo Buontalenti and Museo dell’Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi venues both have bookshops, where publications relating to the collections and exhibitions of Pistoia Musei are on sale, together with a wide range of items and merchandise focusing on art and design.

A selection of items may also be purchased online.

Private visits and events

Pistoia Musei offers the opportunity to arrange special, private and exclusive visits in all its locations, which may be held outside the normal public opening hours, for small and large groups. Visits, which may be led by expert guides, can be combined with a convivial occasion such as an aperitif or dinner, in one of the many spaces available, both indoors and outdoors.

In addition, Pistoia Musei venues can host private and corporate events, such as meetings, conferences, gala dinners or cocktail parties.

For information and booking
Elena Ciompi
Events coordinator