Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Bargello

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Via del Proconsolo 4, Firenze

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