Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory

How to reach the Observatory

Daytime and Nighttime Visits
The entrance for the visits takes place only at the little gate on Via del Pian dei Giullari, 16
Since the street is narrow, it is not possible to stop or to park; it is suggested to stop in the wider part of the road between Via Torre del Gallo and Via Pian dei Giullari, easily reachable (also by bus) at the fork of Via del Giramontino, coming from Viale G. Galilei, both from the direction of Piazzale Michelangelo and from the direction of Porta Romana.
It is advised to be on time because, immediately after the group's entry, the gate will be closed and it will not be possible to enter at a time different from that scheduled.


General Information
It is recommended that the visitors adhere to the instructions given in the confirmation letter and/or in other communications.
In case of necessity (lateness, difficulty finding the entrance, etc.), the people responsible for the groups are kindly requested to contact by phone the staff at the Observatory, using the following numbers:
055 2752 227
055 2752 274
These numbers are enabled only at the time of visit, about 15 mins. before startof the visit; these numbers are to be considered in case of emergency.