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Museo Bardini

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Address: Piazza De' Mozzi 1, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 234 2427
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Peaceful oasis from the hubub

We arrived early on Sunday morning and went straight in -- no queues here (unlike many places in Florence). Its a tad quirky with a mix of the old , interspersed with some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 3, 2016
Tadworth, United Kingdom
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We arrived early on Sunday morning and went straight in -- no queues here (unlike many places in Florence). Its a tad quirky with a mix of the old , interspersed with some modern art, which I'm not sure worked, but the old works are well worth visiting. The history of the place is very interesting. It is quite a... More 

2 Thank KIM W
Encounter Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

In amongst the madness that has become life in Florence, lies an oasis of tranquil beauty with the treasures collected by this clever man. It is a stand out for our week in Florence and would encourage everyone to use their Firenze card here first!

1 Thank LibbbbC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Great to see some collections of antiques. We spent an hour here and enjoyed the statues, wooden carvings, carpets, furniture, frames, bronze, urns, weapons, early photos and more. John Currin paintings were on display throughout the museum as well at the time.

1 Thank Daphne K
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Mr Bardini was at one time the world's foremost antiquities dealer -- & certainly he was a man of unique talent as a salesman because he artistically created an environment SO irresistible museum directors & clients travelled the world to Firenze to be granted exclusive access to private showings of his collection. The renovated palace/chapel has (mostly) been faithfully restored... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This Museum is absolutely awesome! The exhibition was amazing. The Bueno brothers have style. There was a quiet calm atmosphere - cool too after that climb! The terrace has a better view of Florence than from the Piazza Michelangelo. And its much more private too! The gardens are beautiful, winding pathways with secret nooks and crannies filled with beautiful statues... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful museum with a fabulous collection, with each room/space dedicated to a different category such as painting, sculpture, rugs, etc. Very quiet - there were only a few other visitors there - it almost felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The architectural setting is equally as spectacular as the collection.

2 Thank Bryan W
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

The Museo Bardini is a lovely mueum less popular than some of the more touristy venues in Florence. Across the River Arno, it is located in a nice area and is home to many beautiful works of art

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

This museum is a hidden gem located on the other side of the Arno River. The collection contains sculptures, paintings, furniture pieces, ornate gilt frames, ceramic pieces, tapestries but also fragments of the old center of Florence, salvaged before its destruction. In addition to Roman sacrophagi, capitals, Roman and Gothic relief work, there are also other remarkable examples like the... More 

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San Gwann, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

A Museum that unfortunately is not very popular which has a very good and interesting collection although without any world famous artists with the exception of an unknown Donatello and an unusual Mattia Preti. The Museum is housed and displayed in a very interesting way. It is very clean and well taken care of. It lacks a shop which will... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

There is probably a lot more to know about the collector and dealer Stefano Bardini, but the collection he left to Florence is remarkable both for the pieces it contains and for what it tells us about dealers and their clients. The museum evokes the displays and the colours of Bardini's showroom, and his sleight of hand. If you have... More 

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