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IMPORTANT: If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.
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What makes this Tour Unique?
- See famous Renaissance Tuscan sculptures like the Tondo Pitti by Michelangelo, the David of Donatello and many others
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Stay in the museum how long you want
Reduced and free tickets
- European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.
- Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.
Audioguides (not included)
Available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.
Cost: individual € 6,00 - double € 10,00. You can rent them on your own at the ticket office but they are not included in the ticket price.
There is one bookshop at the entrance of the Museum where it is possible to buy guide books in various languages and objects inspired by works of the Museum.
Visitors must hand in umbrellas, large bags and backpacks. Service free of charge.
The museum is accessible for disabled persons.
The entrance of the Museum is on Via del Proconsolo n°4 - Florence.
The Museum displays the most important collection in the world of Renaissance Tuscan sculpture, with fundamental works by Donatello, Della Robbia, Verrocchio and Michelangelo, along with a significant group of medieval French ivories, Italian majolicas and arms.
The museum is housed in the medieval Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo (or Bargello Palace), built starting from 1255 and enlarged in the 14th century, ancient residence of the Captain of the People, then of the Podestà and lastly of the Captain of Justice (called Bargello), that is the chief of the police (16th century), when the palace was transformed into a prison. The building was completely restored in order to house the Bargello National Museum, opened in 1865.
The earlier museum was dedicated to Medieval applied arts: bronzes, majolicas, statues, coins, seals and medals. Donatello's year (1887-88) was the occasion to open the Hall of Renaissance Sculpture (today called "of Donatello") and between the late 19th century and the early 20th century, the collection was further enlarged thanks to private donations and legacies (Carrand, Ressmann, Franchetti), with new ivories, enamels, arms and armours.
Today, on the ground floor of the museum, the Hall of the 16th century Sculpture displays important works by Michelangelo, Benvenuto Cellini, Jacopo Sansovino and Giambologna.
On the first floor, a balcony ("Verone"), adorned with bronze animals by Giambologna, leads to the vast Audience Hall, which houses many masterpieces by Donatello, his assistants and Luca Della Robbia, along with the famous bronze reliefs cast by Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi in competition for the second doors of the Florentine Baptistery. On the same floor are the Islamic Room, the Carrand Room, the Chapel of Mary Magdalene, the Room of Ivories, the Medieval Room and the Majolicas Room.
On the second floor are the rooms dedicated to Giovanni and Andrea della Robbia, displaying the well-known glazed terracotta works, the Room of the Arms, the Room of Small Bronzes, the Verrocchio Room (sculptures by Andrea del Verrocchio, Mino da Fiesole, Antonio Rossellino, Benedetto da Maiano) and the Room of Medals.
- Michelangelo, Bacchus, 1496-7
- Michelangelo, Tondo Pitti,1496-7
- Michelangelo, Brutus, 1496-7
- Benvenuto Cellini, Mercurio, Danae with the child Perseus, Zeus, Athena, 1545-53
- Benvenuto Cellini, Bust of Cosimo I, 1545-47
- Giambologna, Flying Mercury, 1580
- Giambologna, bronze animals, 1567
- Donatello, David, 1430-50
- Donatello, St. George, 1417
- Donatello, Bust of Niccolò da Uzzano, 1425-30
- Donatello, Atys-Amor
- Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, Sacrifice of Isaac, 1401
- Andrea del Verrocchio , David, 1470 approx.
- Andrea del Verrocchio, Lady with posy, 1575-80
28 May 2016
After seeing the clusters of tour groups around the Duomo, I expected a long line to get in this gem but was surprised to be able to walk right in. It is a wonderful treasure of significant art and well worth an hour or so of your time. The old prison building itself is interesting, but the sculptures, such as...
24 May 2016
Less crowded than some of the areas we visited and well worth a visit...you will find works by Michelangelo, Donatello...Cellini and more.
23 May 2016
An absolute must see. Michelangelo, Donatello and Cellini statues. A fascinating histories and if you speak Italian don't forget to ask about the guided tours to the second floor which is usually closed to the public. Best spent money of my trip
23 May 2016
The Bargello is lovely. Verrocchio's David will always be one of my favorite works to see and having it set so close to Donatello's David makes for an interesting comparison. Highly recommend the Bargello.
22 May 2016
We definitely enjoyed the Bargello and the amazing sculpture there. It was interesting to see the variety of "Davids" done by different artists. There were only a few people here, so easy to really enjoy the art. There is simply so much wonderful art in Florence that you can't see everything. If you would like to bask in well displayed...
21 May 2016
The small museum is full of wonderful sculptures! The building itself is a showpiece. The sculptures are well placed. If you like sculpture it is a must place to visit.
18 May 2016
This is one of the great under-rated museums in Florence and is thus always easy to get into - go after 2.00 to get on to the top floor to see the great dellaRobias
17 May 2016
The Bargello has a wonderful collection of statuary from ancient Greek times to a couple of centuries ago. Many masterpieces are there, but probably, as the most well-known sculpture, The David by Michelangelo, is not there, there are very few tourists. We bought tickets in advance but there is really no need. The Bargello itself is a lovely old building...
17 May 2016
In contrast to the bustling, streets, this medieval palazzo was quiet and serene, and yet it contained some of the most interesting sculpture of the 1400's in Florence: The competition panels by Brunelleschi and Ghiberti for the Duomo Baptistery doors, David by Donatello (a private piece made for the Medici) and a later, more public David by Vercocchio. It also...
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16 May 2016
Although the least well-known of the famous Florence museums, the Bargello is well-worth a visit. Unlike the Uffizi and the Accademia there are rarely long queues and advance booking is not essential. (In fact pre-booked internet tickets can be four times as expensive as on the door.) The old prison has been converted into a light and airy museum over...