Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

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Housed in the Palazzo del Podestà, Museo Nazionale del Bargello features a splendid collection of Italian renaissance sculptures. Admire masterpieces such as Donatello's "David and St. George Tabernacle," Michelangelo's "Brutus," and Cellini's bronze bust of Cosimo. Don't miss the small assortment of Baroque works, including Bernini's bust of his lover Costanza Bonareli. The palace also displays ceramics, tapestries, armor, furniture, and old coins. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museo Nazionale del Bargello and many more Florence attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Florence tour itinerary builder site.
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  • Nicely balanced- not too big- with a stunning sculpture, painting, and other items to see. All in two hours, easily. Highly recommended. 
    Nicely balanced- not too big- with a stunning sculpture, painting, and other items to see. All in two hours, easily. Highly recommended.  more »
  • Since I live in Florence, my visit to the Bargello Museum in October 2021 was obviously not the first. But this time, having to accompany my brother and my sister-in-law (who had never seen it), I... 
    Since I live in Florence, my visit to the Bargello Museum in October 2021 was obviously not the first. But this time, having to accompany my brother and my sister-in-law (who had never seen it), I...  more »
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  • This museum is fantastic. The many statues, paintings, reliefs, and weapons were beautiful. We stopped in not expecting much and left knowing we had seen some of the most beautiful works of art around. It's a lot less crowded and more quiet. We loved the silence in the courtyard as we took in all the statues. There is a lot to like here with small crowds.
  • Visiting the gorgeous Bargello and seeing the most exquisite Donatello’s “David,” was the highlight of my time in Florence. Having not made it there in earlier visits, I was very much looking forward to seeing this particular “David”. He did not disappoint! Smooth, glowing, bronze skin, covering muscles of a boy who is just stepping into manhood. Everything about this smaller piece showcases Donatello and his vision of renaissance David. Sweeter, more delicate than Michelangelo’s but perhaps closer to the Biblical in that Donatello’s is diminutive in comparison.The experience is intimate, up close, as there was no rope around him at this person’s viewing. In fact nothing about the Bargello will disappoint, including the structure itself. I am not adding photos because there are already enough.

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