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Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum)

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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 238 8606
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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The best of the early Renaissance

Florence is swamped by tourists and you could wait all day to get into the Uffizzi, but if you want a view of the great geniuses of the Renaissance in relative comfort and sanity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Florence is swamped by tourists and you could wait all day to get into the Uffizzi, but if you want a view of the great geniuses of the Renaissance in relative comfort and sanity, then the Bargello is your best bet. It contains both Donatello's and Verrocchio's Davids, wonderful portraits by Desiderio and Laurana, and signature works by Giambologna. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Didn't think the Bargello was that big from the look of the building outside, but was really, really glad we decided to have a look. What an extensive collection of intricate, thematic sculptures housed in airy, tranquil spaces! There are rooms after rooms, floors after floors of treasures to discover. I would say it rivals the Uffizi in scope and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The sculpture here did not disappoint, even though I am more a fan of paintings. The building was incredible and the whole place well laid out for seeing it all including the lot of it that was out of doors. There were no big line ups. I had a pre-booked ticket which did not do me much good for skipping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

recently rearranged the museums it is not one of the most haunted by tourist and yet one of the most beautiful. Don't miss Donatello's masterpieces (Donatello being the anti Michelangelo of his age)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fed up with Accademia or Uffizi queues? go here! Great spot and amazing pieces of art. Can get busy with tours and schools so get ahead of them?! Security checks on way in and beautiful building.. check which floors are open and any special exhibitions...my favourite museum in all Firenze.. highly recommended...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Bargello is one of the oldest buildings in Florence and has been repurposed again and again; The building's history is as compelling as the collection of art that it now hosts. Situated in the heart of Florence, it's impossing, thick walls belie the peace and calm of the interior courtyard. Plan on taking a few moments to sit upon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a gem of a museum. No crowds like you'll find at the Uffizi. Visit the "David" hall with three different sculptures of David and Goliath. Also has two originals of the bronze sculptures for the Baptistery door competition of 1401.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a must. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and has lived many lives, one of which was a notorious prison. The changes over the centuries make this a fascinating building around a central courtyard. Their is a great exhibition of sculpture on the ground floor, then the piano mobile state rooms and a interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This attraction is another must see whilst in Florence. There is so much to see and the sculptures are breathtaking. The actual building itself is amazing, being a former prison. The museum is not too busy so you can view the exhibits easily and are well-explained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The building is unlike anything else we've visited in Florence. It is an incredible structure that looks plain and drab from the outside. Art work, sculptures and bronzes are house here on permanent display and it is the CLOSEST you may ever get to a Michangelo sculpture. Here you have the ability to examine close up the work and strokes... More 

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