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- Bargello MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversAug 15, 2013
The Bargello Museum has as good a collection of sculptures as the Uffizi has paintings. I particularly wanted to see and admire the Donatello, Giambologna and Cellini works, including many of the originals of statues which have copies standing outside in the Loggia di Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria and other public plazas in Florence. A number of key works in the collection reflect the Florentines’ identification with David and different artists portrayal of David and Goliath as symbolizing the heroism of Florence.
The building itself is remarkable. The museum collection is on two floors with a large central courtyard. Originally a palace, it was later a prison, police headquarters and the site of public executions. In the 19th century, it became a national museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello), displaying a large collection of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures of the 14th to 17th centuries.
Hours of the Bargello are not regular. Most Mondays through Sundays it’s open from 8.15 - 13.50, but closed the second and fourth Monday each month as well as the first, third and fifth Sunday each month and on Christmas Day. The entry fee of €4 is well worth the price.Recommended for:
- Bargello MuseumJul 05, 2012
This is the National Sculpture Museum although it actually houses a lot of decorative art, as well as what we more traditionally call sculpture (like marble and bronze statues). The most famous works here are a Bacchus by Michelangelo when he was a young artist, and a number of works by Donatello in a room dedicated to that artist. But a visit should include browsing the other, less-trafficked rooms such as the impressive collection of Renaissance maiolica, the cabinet of precious historic jewelry (it's so cool!), and upstairs, the coin collection. Hey, wanna see my coin collection? Yeah, that kinda thing. Except that the coins are in some cases huge bronze medallions and in very limited edition versions. Take at least 2 hours to really explore this place, away from the crowds.
- Bargello MuseumJul 04, 2012
Interesting museum with some interesting pieces. Here, you can see another interpretation of David by Michelangelo (which used to be called Apollo) and a statue of Bacchus by Michelangelo. There's also a fascinating sculpture called Winged Mercury by Giambologna.
- Bargello MuseumJul 03, 2012
The highlight here is sculpture - especially a few beautiful pieces by Michaelangelo. The visit was worthwhile if only to see these pieces; there are also a large number of older paintings and antique items that are interesting if you're into that sort of thing.
Aliases: Museo del Bargello