While thousands of tourists each weekend will swirl around the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and gaze at many of the masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, many others will arrive wanting to visit a great of another era – the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Within walking distance of several of the city’s world-famous attractions, the stadium was home to some of the biggest names to grace Serie A during the golden years of the late 1990s and early millennium, when the increase of overseas broadcasting beamed them into homes beyond the peninsula.
The likes of Gabriel Batistuta, Rui Costa, Francesco Toldo, and later Luca Toni, provided a touch of star quality to the Fiorentina shirt. However, while it has been over two decades since they last lifted a trophy – the 2000/01 Coppa Italia – plenty still flock to see those distinctive Viola colours in action.
If you are considering a visit to the Jewel of the Renaissance, we’ve got the only guide you need to know how to buy Fiorentina tickets below.
How to buy Fiorentina tickets
With the Viola struggling domestically in recent years, attendance means that you are unlikely to miss out should you decide last minute to watch a match while in Florence. Therefore, you can head directly to the official Fiorentina website to see upcoming fixtures, buy tickets online, and find physical outlets across the city.
If deciding to purchase online, to avoid disappointment or avoid wrestling with the local dialect, it is quite straightforward but can confuse those unaware of third-party sellers often used by Italian clubs. When clicking to buy, it will direct you to VIVA Ticket to complete your transaction.
When do Fiorentina tickets go on sale?
The most frustrating aspect of the Fiorentina ticketing experience is the lack of advance notice when looking to secure your seat in the Stadio Artemio Franchi. As little as 10 days before kick-off for Serie A fixtures and both domestic and continental cup competitions, the only option you will be presented with is to be contacted by email when the sale dates are announced.
How much do Fiorentina tickets cost?
While the availability of tickets makes Fiorentina an appealing prospect for those looking to tick off another Serie A stadium, so are the prices. For the Europa Conference League quarter-final or Coppa Italia semi-final, tickets in the Curva or the Maratona along one side of the pitch are just €20, even without a membership, and big domestic games will only rise to around €40.
With three-quarters of the stadium open to the elements, it is understandable that the Tribuna behind the dugouts that protect supporters from regular Tuscan downpours are the most expensive. You can find some bargains towards the end of the stand, at similar pricing to the uncovered sections, but more commonly range between €55 and €90.