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Museo Nazionale del Bargello

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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
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08:15 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 08:15 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Not the best museum in Florence -- Uffizi and Academia take precedence -- but still a worthwhile stop for unique sculptures.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not the best museum in Florence -- Uffizi and Academia take precedence -- but still a worthwhile stop for unique sculptures.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't pay for skip the line here, I have never seen it crowded and you can usually pick up tickets as a cheap add on to Uffizi or Accadenia tickets. We enjoyed the sculpture, ceramics and the armoury. The courtyard is superb - my son said it reminded him of a scene from a Harry Potter movie, with its heraldic... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum and holds many interesting exhibits. History comes alive here. There are signs in English at each item so it is easy to know what your are seeing. There is a bit of everything here and it is a really great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some interesting exhibits, although admission charge was € 8 each. Probably very pleasant cool building in summer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this smaller, uncrowded museum. They don't have a lot of paintings, which is exactly what we wanted. They have many original pieces that have been moved here from other sites and museums. The Michelangelo exhibit was amazing and being able to see original works from other masters was a delight. Glad we chose this... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to see the objects and grounds only down side most items did not have english translations but we were in itally.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be not as popular as the Uffizi or the Accademia, but it still contains priceless items of Renaissance Sculpture. As it is less crowded, it is easier to get in and enjoy. Along with the other Florence museums, there may be a crowd at entry but once you are in, it is well organized and the crowds are... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the Bargello Museum. The collection is not huge but it includes several famous pieces. The include Donatello's David, Michelangelo's Bacchus, and Giambolagne's Flying Mervury. The armory collection of weapons and armor is one of the most extensive we have seen. We recommend the museum to anyone visiting Florence.

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This was the first museum we visited in Florence and wow! It certainly lived up to the description in Rick Steves' book as the best collection of sculpture. Large and airy, this museum allows you to escape from the Florence crowds while seeing work by the Renaissance masters, like Donatello and della Robbia. I highly recommend this, perhaps, often over-looked... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sculptures from many other Florentine sites have been preserved at Bargello.You can see the transition from pre-renaissance to renaissance influence. The museum has statues of David from various artists like Verrocchio, Donatello etc. from different era. They also have a couple of Michelangelo sculptures. The museum is covered by the Firenze Card and is recommended by Rick Steves in his... More 

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