The Benozzo Gozzoli Museum, the BeGO, is in Castelfiorentino, in the province of Florence. It is situated inside a singular building, designed specifically to become a museum for the works of Benozzo Gozzoli, famous 15th-century Florentine painter. The BeGo is home to the frescos painted by Maestro Gozzoli in Castelfiorentino for the majestic tabernacles of the Madonna of the Cough and the Madonna of the Visitation. A museum visit offers the opportunity to get a close-up view of the great artist, his works and the period in which they were painted, the Renaissance. It is also possible to discover the technique of the fresco, of sinopia and also to find out about the complex operations involved in detaching the paintings in order to safeguard and preserve them.
The BeGo is extremely attentive to making its unique heritage accessible to all. As part of the “Museum for All” project, to make sure that deaf visitors can enjoy their museum visit to the full, it has produced an audio/video guide using Italian sign language. The guide, which is available free on tablet, is complete with subtitles, narrator, sounds and noises that make it accessible to all users. The audio/video guide is also available online on the BeGo website.
Mondays – Fridays: 9:00-13:00
Tuesdays – Thursdays: 16:00 – 19:00
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10:00-12:00 and 16:00-19:00
The museum is closed on 25 December, 1 January,and Easter Sunday
Toilets are accessible, fitted with sound alarms and changing facilities are available. A lift connects all floors in the museum. Our staff are all trained in cultural heritage mediation and are at your disposal to make sure that all visitors can enjoy a positive museum experience.