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Museo Nazionale del Bargello

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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8606
08:15 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 08:15 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's...

Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's chief magistrate, this museum houses an unrivalled collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture..

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Lovely spot to wander.

Loved wandering and considering the pieces. Mostly sculptures in bronze or marble and some magnificent ceramic pieces.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbi R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved wandering and considering the pieces. Mostly sculptures in bronze or marble and some magnificent ceramic pieces.

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This was less crowded than the Uffizi and Acadamia but had a lot of really great artwork. Well worth a visit.

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This is a wonderful building with wonderful collections. It's a little off the beaten track but well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get admittance to this when you buy tickets to see the Duomo. What the ticket office doesn't warn you about is the extremely long lunch hour. Please, check the hours when you buy the ticket.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing museum within the old town of Florence. It is sculpture and decorative arts, some painting. The sculpture is stunning and beuatifully displayed. Everyone concentrates on the Uffizzi so this museum is much quieter but holds treats for us all. Sitting in the courtyad with marbles and cast works, walking up the stairs to wander the halls... More 

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The building itself justifies this visit - stunning vaulted rooms, wonderful stairways and continual surprises. The ground floor has monumental sculptures but walk up the outside staircase to the first floor and see stunning chapels, walkways with Donatello's, excellent Islamic Arts, paintings that define the soul of Florence and then on the second floor see the arms and armour, the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum. It is small but has several sculptures by Michelangelo, Donatello and others, including the two David sculptures by Donatello. The building is the historic town hall.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are conflicted between many museums in the city, choose this one. Great works of great sculptors are not to be missed​. Closes early in the afternoon. Check last in time a day before your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful collection of Michael Angelo, Donatello , Giambologna's work . The base of Cellini's Perseus is here. A copy of Moses , Leda and the swan to name a few . Easy to see with good distribution of art on two levels .Nice courtyard with more art makes for a good break from large museums

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Another important stop on the Art Trail in Florence. We saw works by Donatello, Michelangelo, the Della Robbia family, Giambologna, Verrochio. The highlight was to see the finalist entries by Ghiberti and Brunelleschi for the panels decorating the second doors of the Baptistery. On the day we visited, we were very lucky to be given free guided tours by teenaged... More 

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