Art Museums in Florence

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Art Museums in Florence

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  • Birte L
    Kongens Lyngby, Denmark2,865 contributions
    A visit to the most important museum in Florence can be made easier with onlinebooking, so you can avoid the Lines.the museum has recently been renovated and aircondition in all rooms and arrows so you all walk in the same direktion. Since my last visit some 20 years ago, many of the Roman artifacts have emerged from their humble positions in the basement and are now displayed upstairs. The two Botticellis: the Spring and the Birth of Venus have been separate and placed in separate rooms to avoid crowds.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • George L
    Preston, UK636 contributions
    This was a 'cultural marathon' and it was simply a remarkable and astonishing experience. The skip the line tickets are a must and the audio guide was excellent. 'David' was magnificent and fulfilled all of our expectations.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • OmarMakramOmar
    Cairo, Egypt3 contributions
    This place has an amazing collection of baroque and neoclassical paintings. In my opinion it’s even far superior to Accademia gallery.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Robert L
    Amherst, MA1,518 contributions
    The Duomo museum has the best from the actual Duomo. The statues are amazing.
    It contains the other 2 Pietas done by Michaelangelo.
    The original Baptistry doors are here in addition to the door competition.
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • Snorkelbear
    Jackson, NH1,984 contributions
    Underrated! Too any people walk right past this museum and don't appreciate what it holds!

    It is worth the fee just to see Donatello's David. They also have the two proof panels for the competition for the golden doors at the Duomo's baptistry.

    Take 30 minutes and enjoy!
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal916 contributions
    The Palatine Gallery is one of several museums included in Palacio Pitti. It has an extraordinary collection of Renaissance paintings that were part of the Medici's private collection. This gallery runs through the royal apartments.
    The presentation is a little confusing, with numerous pictures displayed in no chronological order or otherwise, which makes it difficult to view them in an orderly manner.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,493 contributions
    Basilica di San Lorenzo is one of the oldest religious buildings in the world, one of the most important sightseeing places in Florence.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • VoyagerAimerSourire
    Princeton, NJ647 contributions
    We went to Palazzo Strozzi for the Donatello exhibition and we learnt so much even though we thought we had heard it all regarding Donatello. The cooperation with Brunelleschi for example was brought to life with actual pieces by both artists put on exhibition. Donatello worked on such different mediums, whether stone, metal or wood and this too was a surprising discovery. The exhibition is not too long and yet packs an informational punch!
    Written July 26, 2022
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  • Roisin
    County Cork, Ireland2 contributions
    This is a fantastic museum! The tour guide was very informative and provided a tour in both English and Italian. The rooms were filled with spectacular collections of armor, weapons, and clothing. The rooms in the museum and the adjacent house were exquisitely decorated. The tour guide also spoke about the original collector, Frederick Stibbert, who devoted his life to collecting the artefacts. I would definitely recommend this museum - I would definitely visit it again! I have visited many museums in Florence and the Stibbert museum is now one of my favourites - It's incredibly unique and fun!
    Written April 9, 2022
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  • MikesWanders
    Charlotte, NC98 contributions
    This museum / church is one of the highlights of our trip to Florence. It is a place that we have walked by dozens of times on prior visits and not even given a second look to. I learned of it by listening to a podcast called Rebuilding the Renaissance by coincidence shortly before we decided to book this trip.

    The church itself is pretty much meh. Nothing to see here really. But, their times visits include a mandatory 20 minutes in the church before being allowed to go to the museum. (I would recommend finding the podcast episode that talks about each of the statues and using that as a guide. while some of the details have changed since it was recorded, the status have not).

    The museum houses the original statues except for two Donatellos (one is at the Bargello and the other at Santa Croce I think..maybe SMN). There were so few people visiting this site and they rushed through very quickly. We spent the maximum time allowed in the part with the statues and it was a great experience being the only ones there.

    I don't think this would have been nearly as interesting if we had not had our own audio guide / professor talking to us. It went from what would have been another church and more statues to something very interesting and memorable.
    Written July 19, 2022
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  • LondonFamily88
    London, UK880 contributions
    Having made a mistake and booked tickets (through Tripadvisor) to the other interactive museum, we actually ended up in this museum, which is on the same road... this museuum had a far nicer front desk and interactive displays, suitable for young to early teens.

    It is a good place to spend 1 - 1.5 hours... looking at the different machines built using the original drawings and some displays were interactive, and a small anatomical display.
    Written May 28, 2022
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  • NickellFamilyTravel
    Los Angeles, CA2,171 contributions
    You need to walk all the way around the building, and then inside as well. if you can get a tour guide, i highly recommend, as well as reading up in advance. Then you can truly feel the presence of the great money lenders of that century. Its pretty overwhelming.
    Written July 19, 2022
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  • Exploring Chris
    Calgary, Canada252 contributions
    Admission is free if you buy the Uffizi Gallery 5 museum ticket, so we weren't expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. The museum is quite large and has a vast collection of antiquities. This would also be good place to take kids and give them a break from all things renaissance. Impressive ancient Egyptian and Greek collections. We spent a lot more time in this museum than we had originally planned.
    Written February 6, 2022
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  • Rowland45
    Iowa City, IA400 contributions
    A free/donation based attraction. Belongs to the church which is attached by secret passage way for family members only. Some excellent are on display and many incites into how the rich merchants of Florence lived. As friends of the Medici the family did very well! We ended up with 3 guide speaking a little English each but very knowledgeable.
    worth a visit and easy to get to.
    Written November 19, 2018
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  • Anon58759
    Spokane193 contributions
    We stumbled upon this museum when trying to find things to do on our Florence pass before leaving Florence. The guides were very kind, and the one who accompanied us was very patient (he was nominated by another as he spoke the most English, not a lot, but our Italian is limited to about two words) explaining the artwork, artifacts and mission. It provided a down to earth look at an organization providing humanitarian assistance through the ages and apparently the work continues.
    Written January 31, 2021
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