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Jul 4, 2023

A great museum for families with kids

Lots of surprising details!
One of the intricate miniature train stations. ©gianluca_moggi
Lot’s of fun for children and adults a like.
The Hzero museum is located in the former Ariston cinema.
Just like a real station: The HZero model train museum in Florence. ©Karmachina

A model railway museum in Florence? A friend took her grandchildren and can’t recommend the new HZero museum enough.

One of Europe’s largest model railways is located in a former cinema only a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence.

The museum was initiated by Giuseppe di San Giuliano, who was the owner of one of our villas in Sicily. At Villa San Giuliano he created a mesmerizing Mediterranean garden. For his model railway he also created landscapes, but miniature ones, inspired by the Dolomites, the island of Elba or the streets of Berlin.

The spacious former cinema is an excellent location for the model. Observing the detailed miniatures is a bit like seeing a cartoon come to life. This is a fun visit for young and old, and in summer an excellent way to escape the heat for a few hours.

HZero Museum:

Piazza degli Ottaviani, 2, 50123 Firenze

10 AM – 7 PM. Last admission at 6 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.

TICKETS: € 12, Children € 6, Teenagers and pensioners € 8.
Free Entrance for children under 4 years.


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