Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


The Florentine Renaissance is on display inside this 13th-century palace.


Sculptures by Michelangelo and his followers and works by Donatello are the most impressive pieces. Since Florence is surrounded by quarries, throughout the years artists have developed incomparable stonecutting skills.


The massive applied arts and fine arts collection showcases enamels, silverware, jewelry and artwork.


The Bargello is the oldest public building in Florence. It was built in the 13th century to house a series of high-level public officials, including the chief of police, or bargello. In the 18th century, the building contained the city’s prison and the courtyard served as the gallows.


Via del Proconsolo 4, Firenze

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