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“Go early!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum)

Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum)
Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 238 8606
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Ranked #16 of 222 Attractions in Florence
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Government Buildings
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Go early!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Wonderful collection in a splendid building that contains, for instance. fabulous bronzes from some Medici villas - the superb bronze birds from the grotto at the Villa Medici di Castello in Rifredi on the outskirts of Florence are here on the first floor, and here too is Bartolomeo Ammannati's bronze of Hercules and Anteus that once crowned Tribolo's fountain in the same garden.

For those interested in needlework, look at the intricatly designed Bargello-work needlepoint on the chairs, the museum has given its name to these patterns that are still worked today. The treasures in the Bargello are too numerous to mention but it is not a large museum, therefore pleasant to visit. Be warned: it closes in the afternoon so go in the morning well before lunch!

Visited September 2012
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“opera night at the bargello”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

extraordinary night at the castle-prison -musem with opera singers!! i loved the sculptures by Michaelangelo

Visited July 2012
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“A wonderfull experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

A hidden gem that most visitors in Florence ignore. A "must see" I wholly recommend. It is not a "classic" museum like the Uffizi or the Academy; instead it is a collection of all aspects of Firentine arts. I especially liked the eclectic collection that covers all art forms.

Visited November 2012
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“Great exhibits:Not organized”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We love sculpture therefore love this Museum have visited several times. But please Italians, why so disorganized, perhaps take some lessons from the Brits & Belgians re museum & gallery presentation. Train your staff not to be so rude & indifferent.

Visited October 2012
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“Well worth it for me”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This was the last museum I visited when in Florence and I'm glad i didn't miss it. There is a danger of over kill with museums and history and culture when in Florence, having said that if the weather is bad, theres always another museum to visit especially if you have the firenze card! The sculptures here are magnificent and the museum itself is not too big to exhaust you!

Visited November 2012
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