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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 238 8606
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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 place is not so busy and not sure why. I bought skip line tickets as everyplace I could. The lines here are not so long but i would still buy them just in case. If in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is not so busy and not sure why. I bought skip line tickets as everyplace I could. The lines here are not so long but i would still buy them just in case. If in Florence you should plan on visiting.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tourist information lady at the train station said... "I've heard about it but never been there"..... We had read about this place before we visited Florence. A perfect place to go to see Baccus..... No need to buy tickets in advance. Quiet and not full of tourists despite the fact it is about 15 walk from Ponte Vecchio etc.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For only €4, you can skip the crowds here and enjoy 4 beautiful Michelangelo scupltures, several Donatellos, some amazing ivory and brasswork collections and spent an agreable hour or two. A must to avoid the bustle of the Uffizi!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read about it before my trip to Florence. We ordered tickets on line but it was not neccessary , were not too many people. The building is historical site itself: was built in 13 cetury ad ws used as a place fo citu council. Here you will find 3 more Davids ( by Michelangelo in Art Acdemy) :... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum just off the Piazza della Signoria is thankfully often neglected by tourists making a bee-line for the Uffizi, so even on a fine day in May we were able to go straight in and wander round at leisure. The most famous piece is Donatello's androgynous David but the museum also houses other work by Donatello as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It may not be among the larger museums in Florence, a city where there is just so much to do and see, but it is FILLED with some amazing works of art and some of Michelangelo's and Donatello's most famous sculptures. The history of the place is also a fun walk through time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hidden away from the better known attractions, we found it by chance. There was lots to see spread out over several floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The former prison in Florence (the yard is where they executed prisoners). Now full of beautiful works of art from Donatello and an early piece from Michelangelo. Home to the original bronze of Mercury by Giambologna. Allot 1 to 2 hours for a visit.

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in, you feel you are not welcome: the security lady is eating something – at 10 am – and is clearly unhappy for the interruption. The ticket office lady is very rude. Out of three floors, only two are accessible. Regretfully, the Museo Nazionale Del Bargello has not evolved: the concept is still the one... More 

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Gentile Signore, mi dispiace che la visita al Museo del Bargello non sia stata di suo gradimento ma vorrei fornirle... More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely sculpture by Donatello, Michaelangelo & others, beautiful ceramics, bronzes and paintings - all housed in what used to be the city's prison

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