Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

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Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Museo Nazionale del Bargello
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Historic Sites • Art Museums • Government Buildings
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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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1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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Chris B
Arlington, VA134 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a small museum that's easily visited in about 2 hours. It's great to visit on a nice day as there's a beautiful open courtyard with some of their best masterpieces. Also, tickets are available at the front door so there's no real need to reserve in advance.
Don't miss Donatello's David & Jason in the open gallery on the first floor.
Written October 6, 2021
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Rebecca O
Ridgewood, NY1,421 contributions
Aug 2020
Loved this. We had to see another statue of David. Can’t get enough of him! Donatello’s David is a must see when visiting for sure.
Written July 5, 2021
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Gerald R
Newquay, UK45 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
So pleased to return for a visit to the Bargello. It's simple layout makes it a pleasure to visit. Love Donatello's David!
Written September 13, 2020
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aallton
Coventry, UK66 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I visited the Bargello today, it was very quiet but I absolutely loved it!

I was surprised how much is on offer here given it is cheaper than most other local museums.

The building itself is fantastic! There's so much history in the walls before even looking at the exhibits

There's something for everyone here- sculpture, textiles, weaponry, religous artifacts as well as paintings.

But for me, it was important to see Donatello's sometimes overlooked statue of David. It's stunning, and in a way it seems a shame that this statue is just in a room without much attention paid to it, given that this one piece pretty much kicked off the entire renaissance. But on the other hand. That allows you to get very close to really appreciate it.

I'd highly recommend the Bargello, and would visit it again
Written September 5, 2020
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Leah V
Ayr, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2019
We were hot and tired when we stumbled into this museum but soon charmed by the treasures within. So many familiar sculptures celebrated through the centuries reside here. What a treat!
Written June 16, 2020
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Laura HMB
3 contributions
Oct 2019
Just a short walk from the Duomo and well worth several hours - beautiful works of art and interesting history. We did the audio tour and we were glad we did!
Written March 11, 2020
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Timzorrr
Edmonds, WA1,538 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The lines for the Bargello are short and often non existent. Maybe it is because it use to be a former barracks & prison or that the Uffizi and Accademia get most of the attention, but the Bargello National Museum has some of the most beautiful sculpture I saw while in Florence.
There are also large displays of paintings and artifacts, treasure & jewelry.

The entire museum is so peaceful.
The lack of crowds give the sculptures room to breathe.

You have to see the other museums while in Florence, but my favorite memories are of wandering around the Bargello.
Written March 2, 2020
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S Woods
9 contributions
Jan 2020
It's really easy to find this museum. I liked the way it was organized inside, too. I felt like there was a clear route to follow within the museum. The information is available in English and Italian. Make notice of when it's opened and closed! When we first went, it was closed. That was our fault though. I think it's a 2 hour event. It's also a super cold building, so dress warmly. It doesn't have a ton of information about its historic use as a prison, but it does have clear info about the different art pieces on display. Nearby, there's a fantastic shop called Bramada that sources artisan products like clothing, jewelry, and housewares from tuscan creators. Definitely check that out if you're in the area!
Written February 9, 2020
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OklahomaMomOf3
Cape Coral, FL2,093 contributions
Oct 2019
Not far from Santa Croce, the Museo Nazionale del Bargello is a quiet place to view many Renaissance statues as well as lots of other art works. This extensive building, three (or four?) floors worth, holds lots of pieces, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, and others.
Written January 27, 2020
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JurreSilbi
Krakow, Poland64 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This museum is mainly recognized due to the sculptures by Donatello, one of the pioneers of the Renaissance, works by Verocchio, a master and teacher of Leonardo da Vinci, and a huge collection of majolika by a family Della Robbia. The art of della Robbia can also be found on the facades of many buildings, just raise your had and you will notice many interesting and precious pieces of art. In the courtyard you will see the fountain by Ammannati, the same artist who created Neptun statue in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. If this is not enough, there is a collection of details made of ivory and collection of paintings.
Written January 23, 2020
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