Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, Florence

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View some of Florence's most treasured sculptures at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore on the Piazza del Duomo. The extensive collection primarily contains pieces moved from the city's cathedral for restoration and protection. You can view Michelangelo's second "Pieta," a revision of his earlier work. You can also admire sculptures by Donatello and Ghiberti. Guided tours are available in English. Book ahead of time to ensure a spot. Our Florence trip planner makes visiting Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and other Florence attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • As indicated in the title this was an absolute highlight of our trip to Florence. I won't spoil it by describing it in intricate detail but much of the art is absolutely mind-blowing and really tells....  more
    As indicated in the title this was an absolute highlight of our trip to Florence. I won't spoil it by describing it in intricate detail but much of the art is absolutely mind-blowing and really tells....  more »
  • We went specifically to see the originals of Ghiberti's doors (Gates of Paradise from the Baptistry) and ended up seeing even more, so it was a bonus. We were so fortunate to see three different... 
    We went specifically to see the originals of Ghiberti's doors (Gates of Paradise from the Baptistry) and ended up seeing even more, so it was a bonus. We were so fortunate to see three different...  more »
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  • An amazing portal into the past - we loved the entire exhibition. There’s a lot to see and you can take a nice photo of the dome from the top floor. Make sure you go through all the rooms - even though we followed the directions, we still found rooms that we didn’t check out, after circling around again. Buy the full ticket to check out other places too - way cheaper than paying for every place separately. Other than the exhibition - the place wasn’t crowded, there’s a nice souvenir shop, it’s cool inside (which was great compared to the outside heat), and it has clean toilets.
  • A large collection of statues, the doors were also very fascinating to look at in detail. Not too crowded, was able to go at my own pace without being disturbed. The directions of the museum are not organized at all. They use a room numbering system, but the order was very difficult to follow, and some exhibits were closed, and would cause you to have to skip between floors and rooms.

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