Like most museums in Florence, Gucci Garden is best explored at a leisurely pace. The exhibits, which feature gowns, leather goods, shoes, and handbags, are typically toured in about 45 minutes. The museum and its café and bookshop are housed on three floors of the 14th-century Palazzo della Mercanzia, an architectural gem located on the east side of Piazza della Signoria.
A 5-minute walk from the banks of the River Arno, the Gucci Garden is often visited in conjunction with the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, as well as the nearby Ponte Vecchio. While it is not often a stop on Florence walking tours, private tours offer a more personal experience and allow visitors to add the museum to the day’s customized itinerary.