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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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Bargello Museum

So much to see - give yourself plenty of time. Book in advance if you can to avoid the queues. Luckily you can take photos - no flash but even my little compact camera took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Treorci, Rhonddal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

So much to see - give yourself plenty of time. Book in advance if you can to avoid the queues. Luckily you can take photos - no flash but even my little compact camera took decent photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Bargello may be the most under rated museum in Firenze. It is a small uncrowded museum near the Piazza della Signoria which contains an amazing collection of Florentine sculpture by all of the renaissance greats: Brunelleschi, Donatello, Cellini, Michelangelo, and others. Upstairs there is a whole floor devoted to many of the Medici treasures. The Bargello is a welcome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Close to the Duomo Cathedral, this is definitely worth a stop. It seems like every museum has something unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Mostly statues - definitely some nice ones. The Palazzo del Bargello is an amazing structure on its own to see. Not huge - can be done in about two hours (maybe less).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Like, really see them. Look closely for the pickles and the little lizards. Go early in your trip, because you will see more of them in churches or in important buildings and you will understand and appreciate them so much better. They are, I think, on the top floors, so stick with it and go there. Or go there first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

At the moment the second floor is closed, so take you time and immerse yourself in great works of art. Recommend you read up about the museum before your visit, so you know what in particular to look for. There are toilets, but no seats in Men's! Bookshop but no refreshments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you are into sculpture and have already seen the original Michelangelo's David at the Academic Gallery, then come to see this. See original works by Donatello and Michelangelo. This place used to be formerly a prison. Nice atmosphere, peaceful and quiet inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A smaller but just as interesting museum, statues and bronzes in exquisite detail, with lots of other pieces taking you back through Renaissance times

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This museum is very pleasant to visit and does not require a long time for it. Make sure you pay attention to small pieces, not only the large ones. Michelangelo's pieces in the ground floor are great, but spare some quality time to see the intricate carvings in small pieces in the first floor, too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you like sculptures, after sculptures and other similar art work it is probably great. If that is not your thing, you can visit it in an hour or so.

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