The Bargello Museum, located in the historic center of Florence, is located in the imposing Palazzo del Bargello whose construction began in 1255.
Born as the seat of the Captain of the people, Palazzo del Bargello was the first public palace in Florence and later home to the Chief of Police and city prison.
The palace between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries underwent numerous modifications and extensions that have altered its original structure, but have not changed its imposing appearance.
Today the Palazzo del Bargello has become one of the museums of Florence which, by royal decree on June 22nd, 1865, became the first Italian National Museum dedicated to the arts of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It includes one of the most important collections of Renaissance sculptures. It houses masterpieces such as David di Donatello and Michelangelo's Bacchus. Currently the Bargello also houses a wooden crucifix by Michelangelo.
During our guided tour of the Bargello Museum, we will wander from room to room of the ancient prison in Florence. Crossing the medieval courtyard which is the site of the pre-existing gallows, we reach the main halls. These main halls today house the masterpieces of Donatello and Michelangelo!
The Bargello Museum houses many works by the two Renaissance masters, as well as famous statues by Ammannati, Giambologna, Cellini and Giotto's exemplary frescoes in the Maddalena Chapel.
In addition to all this, we will visit the Verrocchio room with its David and the Lady of Mazzolino, collections of majolica, robbiane, ivories, applied art and medals.
Available days: from Tuesday to Saturday
Bookable Starting Time: from 8:30 to 11:30 am
Duration: 2 hours
English, Italiano, Francais, Deutsch, Español
Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!
Meeting Point: Museo del Bargello, via del Proconsolo N 4
Additional Information: Recommended for those who: Love Donatello, Michelangelo, Verrocchio, and Giotto Want to see an original medieval building Are interested in finding applied art of all time.