Milanese rock crystal vase (1550–1599), The Medici Treasury in Florence
Milanese rock crystal vase (1550–1599), The Medici Treasury in Florence

The Medici Treasury (Pitti Palace)


The Medici Treasury in Florence (also known as Museo degli Argenti, literally meaning the Silver Museum) is one of the museums inside the Pitti Palace. As the name suggests, the museum contains precious jewellery and objects, many of which were collected by Lorenzo de’ Medici.

Among the valuable objects are vases in semi-precious stones, cameos, rock crystals, carvings, and ambers, as well as a collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain.

The museum is located on the ground floor and mezzanine of the Pitti Palace in the rooms that served as the summer apartments for the Medici family.

Practical Information

Piazza de Pitti 1, Florence, Italy
+39 055 2388709
Opening Times

In January, February, November and December the Medici Treasury closes at 16:30. In June, July and August the the Medici Treasury closes at 18:50. Closed every first and last Monday of the month.

Monday 08:15 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:15 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:15 - 18:30
Thursday 08:15 - 18:30
Friday 08:15 - 18:30
Saturday 08:15 - 18:30
Sunday 08:15 - 18:30

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed on first and last Monday of the month, 1 January, 1 May, 24, 25 December

  • Bookshop
  • Cloakroom
  • Cafeteria

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