In the Fall 2019, the Uffizi Galleries signed a four-year agreement with the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, thanks to which, from 1 October 2019 until 30 September 2022 (unless prolonged) visitors who purchase the Uffizi ticket can enter for free also the Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum in Via degli Alfani, 78 within 5 days. Tickets and Passepartout cards issued during this period are thus valid until 13 July 2022.
In addition to the single ticket of the Uffizi, also the PassePartout 5 days, the PassePartout Family and the annual PassePartout for the three museums of the Uffizi Galleries (Uffizi, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens) grant free admission to the Museum.
The agreement will also allow an ever closer collaboration between the two Institutes in the organization of meetings, cycles of events, exhibitions, publications and initiatives aimed at the mutual enhancement of a common artistic heritage, shared since the very birth of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure. Founded in 1588 by Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinando I de'Medici as a factory of valuables with its original seat at the Uffizi, the Opificio intertwines with the museums of the Galleries its history of extraordinary artworks in precious stones as well as prestigious commissions until the second half of the 19th century, with the end of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.