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• Museo Nazionale del Bargello Entrance ticket (no guided tour - only entrance ticket) • Free time to visit the Museum on your own • Helpline with local staff
Visit the historic Palazzo del Podestà, Italy's first national museum.
Dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance art, the Museo Nazionale del Bargello is located in Florence’s historic Palazzo del Podestà. It was established by royal decree on June 22, 1865—Italy’s first national museum.
The Bargello Museum is located in the Palazzo del Podestà in Florence. A royal decree of 22 June 1865 declared it the first national museum of united Italy. The Bargello Museum has become the first national museum in Italy dedicated to the arts of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
It is articulated in 3 floors and the museum houses masterpieces by Michelangelo, Sansovino, Cellini, Giambologna, Ammannati, Buonarroti, and many works from the Della Robbia family. It contains a fine collection of ceramics (maiolica), textile, tapestries, ivory, silver, armour and coins.
On the first floor is the imposing Sala di Donatello with the most famous works by the Florentine artist (David, Attis, San Giorgio, Marzocco), the majolica sculptures by Luca della Robbia, the bronze panels by Ghiberti and Brunelleschi; at the same level, the collections of Islamic art, of the Carrand donation, the Chapel (with the oldest effigy of Dante Alighieri), the Sala degli Avori, the Sala del Trecento, the Sala delle Maioliche italiana.
On the top floor there is one of the main collections of masterpieces by Andrea and Giovanni della Robbia, the Sala dei Bronzetti, the Sala di Verrocchio, the Sala del Medagliere, the Sala dell'Armeria where the pieces surviving the dispersion of the armory are displayed Medici.
With the recent Ministry reform, the Museum has been endowed with autonomy and is the leader of other related Florentine museums (Museo delle Cappelle Medicee, Museo di Palazzo Davanzati - Museum of the Ancient Florentine House, Museum of Orsanmichele, Museum of Casa Martelli).
The Bargello Museum preserves an extraordinary selection of sculptures and minor arts. The history of the Bargello building is considered the oldest among the public buildings in Florence. A wonderful museum where its architecture alone deserves to be seen without forgetting of course the works of Michelangelo, Donatello and Giambologna that make this place one of the most evocative of Florence.
This medieval palace now houses the Bargello Museum, it was born as a residence for the Capitano del Popolo, then for the Mayor of Florence and, finally, for the Captain of Justice. it The building became a prison during the fourteenth century and after a complete renovation, in 1865 the Bargello Museum was officially born.
The Bargello Museum houses one of Michelangelo's first sculptures, "Bacchus" (1496), deliberately created to look very old, the "Tondo Pitti" (1504), "Brutus", "David-Apollo", as well as works by Donatello , Ghiberti, Verrocchio and Giambologna. Last but not least, the Carrand collection, made up of very precious Roman, Byzantine and medieval pieces, in ivory; not to mention the Lombard and Baroque jewels, or the enamelled tiles produced in France and the scientific instruments. The rich ceramic rooms and the weapons placed on the second floor are also interesting.
Museo Nazionale del Bargello Entrance ticket
•Please be aware that €3,00 per pax have been added to the Entrance ticket price as management, booking and assistance rights. •Please note that Children 0-18 are free of charge, and will only pay reservation fee only with a valid ID and accompanied by an adult. No refund will be given if you do not accomplish the requirements. •Please note that Students 19-25 have a reduced fee, only with a valid ID. No refund will be given if you do not accomplish the requirements. •Please make sure to check your inbox as confirmation voucher to exchange with entrance tickets will be sent only via e-mail. •Please be aware that entrance time can be subject to Museum availability - for this reason this will be confirmed once booking is done. If the selected time is fully booked, you will be contacted and another entrance time will be offered. Otherwise you will get full refund.