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Museo Bardini

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Address: Piazza de'Mozzi 1, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-2342427
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: The museum is named after its creator, Stefano Bardini (1854-1922), the...
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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after a nice walk over the Arno the Museo Bardini was a good find. Exceptional story of an art dealer who left his home and art collection to the city. Beautifully arranged... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

after a nice walk over the Arno the Museo Bardini was a good find. Exceptional story of an art dealer who left his home and art collection to the city. Beautifully arranged antiquities and art works, not as the museum would do, but more as a sales collection. Just a few steps from the geat Boboli Gardens.

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Holt, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Pietro Tacca's original bronze fountain representing a boar (the one you can see in the Mercato Nuovo is a copy), known as "Il Porcellino" ("The Piglet"), dating from around 1634 and one of the emblematic sights of Florence, is the highlight. When I visited in December, nobody else was there. The attendant very kindly offered to let me inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy taking pictures, you will love this museum. The exhibits are displayed beautifully - not cluttered with backgrounds that are plain and complement the art. The collection is of an antiques dealer that had a great eye for beautiful things. Go and enjoy - no crowds and it is only 6 euros. A wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Off the beaten path, you get to see wonderful 'aerial' views of Florence, from a quiet and peaceful garden. The entrance ticket is combined with the Boboli Gardens, which offer different views (although not as nice).

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Conway, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were staying in the center of Florence, and walked across the river, where we found the Museo Stefano Bardini, the Florence home and gallery of one of Italy’s greatest antiques dealers and collectors. The building, a beautiful palazzo in Oltrarno which Bardini redecorated as a shop and home, is filled with paintings, sculptures, and architectural pieces, mostly rescued from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We only came across this beautiful museum by chance. We had walked up to the Piazzale Michelangelo to see views of the city but this was an added bonus. Everything is well displayed and explanations in English of the contents of the personal collection of Bardini. I had never heard of him but the story of his collection is intriguing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Il Porcellino is my favourite statue in Florence (sorry David!) and admittedly I came here just to see the original (turns out that while this museum houses the original bronze cast, the original marble statue is in the Uffizi). But I actually found the museum incredibly informative on its own. Bardini was interested in the way art was presented, opting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Effectively the collection of an art dealer (Bardini) from the previous century (actually previous to the last). A very interesting collection, well curated and in a lovely setting. And not crowded which was great for us but disappointing to for them as it deserves more attention. Covered by Firenze Pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went during 'white night' where a lot of museums were free. Please don't wait for this; as it would have been worth the price to get in. Spent an hour or two just taking in all the beautiful artifacts. This was truly one of our favorite museums. Small enough not to be overwhelmed, but plenty to keep you interested. Children... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you are new to Florence the Uffizi is a "must see" gallery - but if you have visited a few times it is worth visiting these lesser known galleries - with few works by the big names but some exciting examples of Renaissance art to ponder over. One of my favourites in the Museo Bardini is a painted terracotta... More 

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