Villa La Pietra, former home of the Acton family, is open to the public on special days. Guided tours of the Villa, the Collection, and Garden are offered Friday afternoons. Advance reservations are required as spaces are limited. Bookings may be made by e-mail, phone or fax. The cost of the tour is €20,00 per person, payable at the time of the tour. Children 7 years old and under: free of charge.
Guided tours of the Gardens only are offered Tuesday mornings. Again, advance reservations are required as spaces are limited. The cost of the tour is €12,00 per person. Children 7 years old and under: free of charge.
ICOM Members: Free entry.
Tours are usually not available in August or during the winter holiday break (mid-December to mid-January). Please note that we will not be offering tours on the week of May 15 – 19, 2017, due to a large institutional event.
Villa La Pietra is open to the public for free two weeks each year during our Open Weeks. Open Week tours include an introduction to the art collection of the Acton family and the history of the Villa. The tour continues in the formal Garden, laid out in the beginning of the twentieth century in the Renaissance Revival style. Open Weeks occur on the third week of April and October. Bookings are taken beginning one month before each Open Week. Our next Open week will be in October, on Saturday 15 and from Monday 17 to Friday 21, 2016.
Villa La Pietra è aperta al pubblico gratuitamente durante due settimane l’anno, per l’Open Week. I tour per l’Open Week includono una introduzione alla collezione d’arte della famiglia Acton e la storia della Villa. I tour proseguono poi nel Giardino formale costruito all’inizio del ventesimo secolo, in stile Rinascimentale Italiano. Le Open Week sono organizzate durante la terza settimana di Aprile e di Ottobre. Le prenotazioni vengono prese cominciando un mese prima della settimana d’apertura. Il prossimo Open Week è in Ottobre, il sabato 15 e da lunedì 17 a venerdì 21, 2016.
Tours are offered on Friday afternoons (Villa and Garden) and Tuesday mornings (Garden only).
Le visite guidate vengono organizzate il Venerdì pomeriggio (Villa e Giardino) e Martedì mattina (solo Giardino).
Please use Villa La Pietra Tour Request Form to schedule your visit. Do not send form if the request is for the same week, but call 055 5007 210.
tel. 055-4390 or 055-4242
Arrivals from the Florence railway station (Santa Maria Novella), located in the city center may either take a taxi to La Pietra (journey time is less than 20 minutes) or the ATAF bus no. 25 from Piazza San Marco (getting off at the “La Pietra 1” stop, just beyond the gate of the Villa).
For train information, please visit the Trenitalia website.
For more information on ATAF services, please visit their website.
Arrivals from the Florence airport “Amerigo Vespucci” may either take a taxi to La Pietra (journey time is less than 30 minutes) or the “Volainbus” shuttle (operated by ATAF) from the airport to the Florence railway station “Santa Maria Novella” (journey time is approximately 25 minutes). Tickets for the Volainbus cost €6 each and may be purchased directly on board. The closest stop on the ATAF bus no. 25 from Piazza San Marco is the “La Pietra1” stop, just beyond the gate of the Villa.
For more information on the Florence airport, Amerigo Vespucci, please visit their website.