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Museo Stefano Bardini

Via dei Renai, 37, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2427
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I enjoyed this off-the-beaten-path (no lines! no crowds!) museum that holds one man's collection... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Watertown, Massachusetts
Great place to visit on a rainy day and never really crowded.

Upon leaving the Church of Saint Croce turn left on head for the river, cross over the Ponte... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
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The museum is named after its creator, Stefano Bardini (1854-1922), the most authoritative Italian antiquarian, who transformed his collection into a museum.The Museo Bardini houses over 2,000 items, including sculptures, paintings and the applied arts, from ancient art to the eighteenth century, with the majority from Middle Ages and Renaissance. Among the most significant works are the Madonna della Mela and the Madonna dei Cordai by Donatello, Saint Michael Archangel by Antonio del Pollaiolo.
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Via dei Renai, 37, 50125, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 234 2427
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed this off-the-beaten-path (no lines! no crowds!) museum that holds one man's collection and ponders ethical questions about collecting. Do you restore them or leave them as is? Is it right to take them out of their original context? Like the Isabella Stewart Gardiner...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Upon leaving the Church of Saint Croce turn left on head for the river, cross over the Ponte (bridge) alla Grazie, walk across the Piazza del Mozzi heading south and on the left hand side is the museum Bardini. This is a fairly new collection...More

Thank Hanger24
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A common opinion provides that the travelers in Florence see first the plenty of and sublime architectures and museums, and only then, if it's time left, they broaden their attention to the "minor" (minor in relation to Florence, that is) heritage: eg the less illustrious...More

3  Thank Brun066
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We happened to visit this museum because we needed to activate our Firenze Card. But as it happened, it was a happy turn of events, because the building is really magnificent. Very grand, particularly the ceilings, and with very beautiful artefacts. We were able to...More

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We arrived early on Sunday morning and went straight in -- no queues here (unlike many places in Florence). Its a tad quirky with a mix of the old , interspersed with some modern art, which I'm not sure worked, but the old works are...More

2  Thank AKW5457
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

In amongst the madness that has become life in Florence, lies an oasis of tranquil beauty with the treasures collected by this clever man. It is a stand out for our week in Florence and would encourage everyone to use their Firenze card here first!

2  Thank LibbbbC
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great to see some collections of antiques. We spent an hour here and enjoyed the statues, wooden carvings, carpets, furniture, frames, bronze, urns, weapons, early photos and more. John Currin paintings were on display throughout the museum as well at the time.

2  Thank Daphne K
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Mr Bardini was at one time the world's foremost antiquities dealer -- & certainly he was a man of unique talent as a salesman because he artistically created an environment SO irresistible museum directors & clients travelled the world to Firenze to be granted exclusive...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This Museum is absolutely awesome! The exhibition was amazing. The Bueno brothers have style. There was a quiet calm atmosphere - cool too after that climb! The terrace has a better view of Florence than from the Piazza Michelangelo. And its much more private too!...More

1  Thank Julia L
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful museum with a fabulous collection, with each room/space dedicated to a different category such as painting, sculpture, rugs, etc. Very quiet - there were only a few other visitors there - it almost felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The...More

2  Thank Bryan W
Piazzale Michelangelo
Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale
Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by
wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens
up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic
viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an
elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and
breathtaking view of the entire city from above.
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Linda F
2 March 2015|
Response from BradJill |
Hello Linda F, Museo Bardini is a museum in Florence. I doubt they have have airport transportation, this is not a common service provided by museums.