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Bargello Museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello)
If Florence is the capital of the Italian Renaissance, the Bargello Museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) is the capital of Italian Renaissance sculpture. Housed in the city’s medieval Palazzo del Podestà, the collection includes masterpieces by Cellini, Andrea della Robbia, Luca della Robbia, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Donatello. 

The Basics
Palazzo del Podestà, Florence’s oldest public building, served as a barracks and prison before becoming the National Museum of the Bargello in 1865. Today, the art museum is home to an extensive collection of Renaissance works displayed in a series of vast apartments, including gold, armor, bronze animals made for the Medici family gardens as well as tapestries. The centerpiece of the Bargello collection, however, is the statuary that dates from the 14th to 16th centuries. 

This is one of the most popular art collections in Florence; avoid a long wait by booking skip-the-line tickets ahead. Many Renaissance Florence walking tours include a stop at the Bargello; there’s a lot of art and history to take in, though, so consider reserving a private tour with an expert guide. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Highlights include bronze relief panels created by Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, Donatello's David and St. George Tabernacle, Michelangelo's Pitti Tondo, and Sansovino's Bacchus
  • In the Bargello Chapel, don't miss the one of the oldest portraits of the poet Dante Alighieri, part of a fresco fragment attributed to Giotto.
  • The Bargello Museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • Large bags, backpacks, and umbrellas must be left at the free coat check.

How to Get There
The Bargello Museum is located on Via del Proconsolo; it’s a 10-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station.

When to Get There
The Bargello Museum is free the first Sunday of the month, so those days are especially crowded. The museum is closed on alternating Sundays and Mondays; to avoid confusion, visit Tuesday through Saturday.

Palazzo della Podestà
With its fortified and crenellated facade, maze-like interior with fine halls, balconies, and loggia overlooking a courtyard, this austere, fortress-like building was the inspiration for Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Entrance ticket to Museo del Bargello

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Home to one of the finest collections of medieval and Renaissance art in Florence, the Museo Nazionale del Bargello is among the cultural highlights of the city. With this entrance ticket, zip past the crowds and make the most of your time inside to admire works by masters like Michelangelo and Donatello. Explore the galleries inside Palazzo del Podestà at your own pace to take in sculptures, tapestries, and more.
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Skip the Line: Bargello Museum Ticket

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Take advantage of skip-the-line entry privileges to the Bargello Museum with this fast-track entrance ticket. Breeze past the crowds to explore the museum and palace, built in the 13th century by the people of Florence as a populist symbol of their victory over the nobility. See the former fortress and arsenal, now home to a large and important collection of Italian sculpture.
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Museo Del Bargello - Priority Ticket

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With this ticket you can skip the entrance line of the Bargello museum and visit one of the most beautiful and evocative museums of the Renaissance in Florence in peace. The building, in the shape of a medieval fort, was built between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries century and represented the first seat of government and republic Fiorentina, in which Dante Alighieri also participated. Later it became a prison, as well as a place of executions public in Florence and finally it was also a convent. The museum we know today houses a huge number of works of art, mostly sculptures, statues and bas-reliefs of the greatest Florentine Renaissance artists including Donatello, L.Ghiberti, F. Brunelleschi, Giambologna Cellini, Luca and Andrea Della Robbia, Mino Da Fiesole, Desiderio Da Settignano and some early works by Michelangelo. All this illustrated in a beautiful fourteenth-century setting, the courtyard and the rooms in fact, they originate in the thirteenth century.
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Bargello Museum is one of Florence’s most important museums, and a must-see sight for art fans. Avoid long lines and guarantee your entry by pre-booking your ticket in advance. Benefit from a stress-free skip-the-line entry, so you get straight to the action. Learn about the museum’s highlights from a guide, and see work by Michelangelo, Donatello, and more.
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Be surrounded by some of the most important Renaissance sculptures in the world on a private, 2.5-hour tour of the National Museum of Bargello in Florence, housed within one of the city’s oldest buildings. Admire masterpieces in bronze and marble by Michelangelo, Ghiberti, Donatello, and other luminaries, while a private guide leads you directly to collection highlights and shares the fascinating stories behind the art.
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