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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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this was our first taste of Florence, and I enjoyed this museum. It is smaller, more intimate than some of the others, but the exhibits were interesting, and you can do it easily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

this was our first taste of Florence, and I enjoyed this museum. It is smaller, more intimate than some of the others, but the exhibits were interesting, and you can do it easily in a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Often overlooked but filled with sculpture, a good place to wander while in the centro storico. Also a source of shade on those very hot days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely quiet museum no queues. Beautiful atmosphere really enjoyed strolling around here.....nice spot to sit in the sun and soak it all up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and small and very easy to get tickets at the ticket booth inside. There was a line of student groups but i just went in without waiting in line. the displays are colorful and so much variety. I could have spent hours taking photos of the ceramics, paintings and statues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A short walk from the Duomo, this old town hall and former prison, with its magnificent courtyard with porticoes, is a wonderful setting for Florentine Renaissance sculpture. Stroll the uncrowded building leisurely and enjoy great sculptures by Donatello, Michelangelo, Verrocchio and Giambologna. This little gem should not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see for sculpture lovers. They host excellent special exhibits--when I visited it was a breathtaking collection of bronzes. The museum also does a particularly good job (comparatively speaking) of including English descriptions of many objects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I know everyone wants to go the Uffizi and Academia. But please don't miss some of the wonderful small museums that Florence has to offer, and...with no lines. This is one of them. A grand inner courtyard and two floors of wonderful sculptures by the famous artists you expect to see here. We went in May when there are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This museum should be on every tourist's list for a visit to Florence. However, I'm glad it doesn't seem to be, because in several visits here, I've never seen it crowded. What a pleasure to be able to wander among the best of Italy's priceless sculpture collection without being shoved and jostled by overwhelming crowds. Maybe because sculpture can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This museum's entry fee is 7 Euros, not the 4 E shown on their website. Nevertheless, the fee is well worth the spectacular exhibits. The museum itself is a very interesting building and most exhibits are 13th - 15th century with many English signs. While the museum displays many 'daily living' articles, the specialty is statues of various materials. Well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful Renaissance sculptures. We did not see a third of the collection due to one floor being closed. I appreciate the employee who advised against the audio tour because of this. Giambologna is now my favorite sculptor. Plan to spend 1-1 1/2 hours here.

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