Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since May 2012
Art Museums, History Museums
Science Museums, History Museums
Specialty Museums, Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Specialty Museums, History Museums
Unmissable! The building in itself is impressive, and the views over Ponte Vecchio from the top are beautiful. With its masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Da Vinci and ... really the list could go on forever ... this museum has no equal.
This world renown gallery has the magnificent 'David' as its centerpiece, but The Museum of Instruments housed within its walls is also well worth a look. It features some of the most ancient harpsichords, pianos, violas and other instruments that still exist today.
Attached to the Duomo, the museum is definitely worth a visit while in the area. Among the many works by artists who also contributed their skills to other attractions found within the Piazza, you'll find famous sculptures by Donatello, Michelangelo and Danti.
This is a great museum if your passion is science or history. Here you have the opportunity to explore and learn about the experimental methods used by Galileo himself, and get a chronological sense of all his scientific experiments. There is a virtual and interactive library, too, which is great fun to experience in a group.
This is certainly one of the lesser known attractions in Florence. Although the Hospital building in which the Gallery is located is quite famous, the Gallery in itself is not, and visits must be booked in advance. L'Ospedale degli Innocenti used to be an orphanage – one of the first in Europe – and its gallery displays the generously detailed historic documentation of the lives of the children who lived there. Starting from the 15th century onwards, their stories are narrated through paintings, bibliographies, and later, photographs.
Situated within the Cappella di San Lorenzo, these chapels display some of the most eminent sculptures by Michelangelo, as well as tombs belonging to members of the Medici family.
Ready to take a step out of the Renaissance? This museum, as its name suggests, specializes in more recent works from the 20th century. Here you can see futuristic paintings by Severini, as well as other modern Italian pieces by Guttuso, De Chirico and others.
More for literature and history enthusiasts, this is a great visit if you are into Dante and have read or studied his works. And for die-hard fans, on the very last floor you'll find various copies of the Divine Comedy!