I love museums and art, and so does my son, but the exhibits here stole my heart. Even after a year, I still go back to all the pictures of the Uffizi and re-live my emotions and excitement of being at the Uffizi.
The Accademia Gallery is most famous for Michelangelo's statue of David. However, there is lots of other works of art and sculptures there to see. I advise to purchase the times tickets online in advance as it makes it easier for entry, especially during very times, which is usually early afternoon.
Gorgeous palace in the centre of Florence. The art you will see in it is worth the few hours spent walking around its halls. Make sure you also buy the full ticket to see the gardens. Gorgeous, especially in spring/summer.
This museum houses find statues, glasswork, ivory, carvings, jewelry, textiles and other treasures from the renaissance. It was not as crowded as some of the other museums. We have gone to in Florence.
Visited over the Easter Holidays, there was no queue and we didn't use a guided tour. Perhaps we should have. It is beautiful. The frescos are stunning and the restored Last Supper is superb. Walking through the Monks accommodation and seeing their cells is quite something. There are many churches and places to visit in Florence and this needs to be on your list.
This might only appeal to those who are interested in the sciences but was a fantastic history of science from Galileo’s time. Starting with “no queues”! Lots of interesting scientific instruments from astronomy, navigation, trigonometry, physics etc. Well worth a visit if that interests you / amazing devices for the time
Absolutely amazing. I have seen a lot of armour in Europe and this exceeds all of them. I bet there are one half million items here. In addition the building is incredible. Your eyes are worn out trying to see everything. Garden,cafe tickets for museum 7e. For someone into European,ottomon or Asian weapons and armour this is world class. Little bit of a walk from t1 tram stop
No visit to Florence goes without the Orsanmichele. In the past, I had been very lucky to enjoy its solemn interior, but this time the church was closed. Thankfully, the front door was opened and I was able to admire gorgeous 14th century marble tabernacle by Andrea di Cione - it is just gorgeous.
I was a little overwhelmed with all the religious art, so little Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure was a much needed change.
This wonderful museum is free with the Uffizi ticket. This is the place where you can see how the beautiful mosaics of the inlaid marble walls in the Cappella di Medici were created. It was astounding to find out how many types of marble and semiprecious stones were used to produce those intricate patterns on the walls of the Cappella dei Principi. The process of creating mosaics is thoroughly explained in the very informative short documentary on the second floor. I was completely alone in this treasure of a museum, I doubt tourists even know about it.
If you love history and art this place is unbelievable- a stupendous palazzo with rooms untouched in 700 years . There are so many treasures in here it’s impossible to quantify - the best 6 € you can spend in Firenze