Bargello Museum Tickets

40 Reviews
starting from 13
  • Validity: 1 day
  • Mobile Ticket
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Audioguide available
  • Accessible

What to expect

  • 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
  • Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want
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The kingdom of sculpture


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

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Full-time and stay much as you want
  • Reservation fees
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

What is not included

  • Guided tour
  • Audio guide

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.

  • Audio guide: available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese
  • Guide book: available in Italian, English, French and German

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • EU and not EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

  • Temporary and permanent teachers of Italian public and private schools equipped with the appropriate documentation issued by MIUR

  • Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort

To remember

  1. The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Museum starting from entrance time.

  2. The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Museum.

  3. For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 2 hours to visit the Museum.

  4. The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.

  5. We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter. To pick up the audio guide, you need a valid ID.

  6. The Museum has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Museum or Italy Tickets.

40 Reviews
United Kingdom
6 years ago


"It is my favourite museum in Florence. It was not crowded and full of wonderful exhibits "

United States
6 years ago


"The personnel at the mueusm were as polite and helpful as could be. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit!"

6 years ago



6 years ago


"Wejscie bez kolejki, sprawnie i szybko, muzeum klimatyczne, zbiory bardzo interesujace"

6 years ago


"visite très agréable, dommage qu'il n'y avait pas de traduction en français, alors que nous sommes un pays voisin et européen. "

6 years ago


"Estupendo museo en un edificio inigualable "

6 years ago


"Muy interesante. En los pisos superiores falta climatización, hace calor y entra mucho ruido de la calle. "

United States
6 years ago


"The tickets made our visit so much more efficient!"

United States
6 years ago


"Its definitely worth getting your tickets in advance, though perhaps slightly less so for this museum than others. The different entrance is not obvious, though. Just expect to go through the main door."

United Kingdom
6 years ago


"A wonderful building, housing superb sculpture, beautifully displayed, very helpful notes, brief but historical, good for general visitor. Best of all, perhaps, not crowded, so can appreciate it all."

6 years ago


"Thanks. All was perfect."

7 years ago



United Kingdom
7 years ago


"Beautiful museum in heart of city a must see for art lovers "

United Kingdom
7 years ago


"This is a fantastic building which houses wonderful early renaissance sculpture by Donatello, Luca Della Robbia etc. It is set out logically but you can still come across some surprises."

7 years ago



United Kingdom
7 years ago


"Excellent museum wonderful sculptures and pictures. Really good environment. Don't forget the cafe "

Czech Republic
7 years ago


"Very beautiful museum, I am always impressed by the works and building, nice that you do not have many interactive plays or films. One could concentrate on works. Thank you, Dušan Seidl "

United States
7 years ago


"no problems. enjoyed the museum. glad to have tickets ahead."

United Kingdom
7 years ago

Dr W E J

"Wonderful museum. Pre-booked tickets didn't make much difference as we were told to get in the general queue by the security staff who control the entrance. However the second ticket clerk saw the papers we were waving and came over and removed us from the queue. Thank you!"

United States
7 years ago


"The Bargello tickets worked even better than expected. We got there more than a half hour early and we're admitted with a smile and a "Buon journo!""