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Bargello Museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) Tours

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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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Skip the Line: Bargello Museum Ticket

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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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Museo Del Bargello - Priority Ticket

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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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Florence: Bargello Museum Tour

Florence: Bargello Museum Tour

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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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  • 1 hour
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Skip the Line Bargello Palace and Museum Private Guided Tour

Skip the Line Bargello Palace and Museum Private Guided Tour

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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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  • 2 hours
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Best of Florence: Renaissance and Medieval City Walking Tour

Best of Florence: Renaissance and Medieval City Walking Tour

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Explore the rich history and top attractions of Florence on a guided walking tour. Led by a local guide, hear about the rule of the influential Medici family during the Renaissance as you stroll through the neighborhood of San Lorenzo. Travel past the Medici Chapels, admire the iconic exterior of the Duomo, follow from the outside the entire path of the famous Vasari Corridor and see the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, now host to a hub of jewelry shops.
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  • 2 hours to 1 day
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Bargello Museum Private Tour: Michelangelo's Bacchus & Donatello's David

Bargello Museum Private Tour: Michelangelo's Bacchus & Donatello's David

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Join an expert guide for a private tour of the Bargello Museum in Florence. See works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Della Robbia and more, while learning about the artwork and historic building from your own informative guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Florence Walking Tour: Renaissance Secrets and Scandals

Florence Walking Tour: Renaissance Secrets and Scandals

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Dig deeper into the secret history of Florence on this walking tour through the city's meandering alleys. Listen to your expert guide tell stories from the Renaissance capital's scandalous past, including stops in the Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica, and Medici palace. A small group size of no more than 18 people ensures plenty of personal attention from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Private Florence Bargello Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Private Florence Bargello Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Delve deeper into Florence’s Renaissance art heritage with a privately guided tour of the Bargello National Museum. One of Italy’s greatest Renaissance sculpture collections, the museum is an art-lovers’ dream but often left off visitor itineraries. Admire highlights such as Michelangelo’s 'Bacchus' and Donatello’s 'St. George,' plus works by Giambologna and more. The included skip-the-line tickets ensure you enjoy fast-track access, without waiting ages in line.
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  • 2 hours
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Best of Florence Walking Tour

Best of Florence Walking Tour

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From masterpieces of Renaissance art to royal Medici intrigue, Florence is like a living history museum waiting to be explored. Uncover its medieval secrets on this guided 2-hour walking tour of historic highlights including the Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Church of Santa Croce, Piazza della Repubblica and the iconic Duomo. Hear your guide’s live narration clearly through an audio headset, and stop at one of the city’s best ‘gelaterias’ for a scoop of ice cream.
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Private Florence Ghost Tour: Dante's Inferno Exploration Game

Private Florence Ghost Tour: Dante's Inferno Exploration Game

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Get to know the haunted corners of Florence on this self-guided tour via downloadable app. You and your party will follow the mobile digital guide at your own pace through the cursed buildings to learn all about the stories and legends behind the hauntings.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes
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Florence by night and its

Florence by night and its "horror" side

An evening walking tour is the best way to visit Florence and avoid crowded streets and queues! We suggest an original and exciting visit, during which you will visit some hidden corners and monuments of the city, which have been the "scenic scenes" of blood stories, intrigues, struggles and mysteries that have unfolded over the centuries. A strictly "noir" aperitif, will create a perfect atmosphere to learn about the true story of one of the most fascinating cities in Italy
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  • 2 hours
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Accademia & Bargello Museum Ultimate David Tour

Accademia & Bargello Museum Ultimate David Tour

Step inside the world of the Florentine Renaissance at the Bargello Museum and Accademia Gallery and learn about the history of the Florentine republic and its ultimate symbol, the Old-Testament hero David.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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From the Middle Ages to the Stars

From the Middle Ages to the Stars

A journey that will take you to discover the most characteristic museums of the city. It will start from the Basilica of Santa Croce with the famous tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo and then visit the Bargello National Museum with sculptures and masterpieces by Michelangelo, the Galileo Galilei science museum, the Ponte Vecchio and the city across the river, ending with the square Holy spirit.
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  • 3 hours
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Bargello Museum - Private Tour

Bargello Museum - Private Tour

Come and visit one of the most beautiful and evocative museums of the Renaissance in Florence alongside a professional guide and in a private group. 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, to 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 older ones Florentine Renaissance artists such as Luca 's beautiful Terre Cotte Andrea Della Robbia, the statues of Donatello, Mino Da Fiesole, Desiderio Da Settignano, the Bottega dei Rossellino, the Bronze Formelle for the Baptistery of Florence by L. Ghiberti and F. Brunelleschi, works by Giambologna Cellini and some early works by Michelangelo.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bargello Palace and Museum Tour in Florence

Bargello Palace and Museum Tour in Florence

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Skip the line with your pre-reserved entrance tickets • See David and St. George by Donatello, the Bacchus and Tondo Pitti by Michelangelo and more! • Spend two hours exploring the Bargello Museum with a professional local guide - Tour to one of Florence’s most beautiful and important museums: the Bargello Palace, renowned all around Europe for its incredible works of sculpture. It displays many important sculptures of Michelangelo and Donatello, along with other examples of minor arts.
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Private in Depth Visit of Florence on a Day Trip by Train from Rome

Private in Depth Visit of Florence on a Day Trip by Train from Rome

Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance is visited by millions wanting to see Michelangelo's Davis, Boticelli's Birth of Venus or Brunoleschi's Dome. Visitors are pleasantly surprised that most sightseeing is done on foot, with short distances and more and more of the city center being now closed to traffic. A super fast comfortable train takes only 90 minutes to reach Florence city center, and makes the day trip from Rome to Florence and in depth visit of city top attractions with a private local guide, a very popular choice today. Once the tour is completed you will still have plenty of time for private exploration and shopping.
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  • 6 hours
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Private in Depth Florence from Livorno or La Spezia Ports of Call

Private in Depth Florence from Livorno or La Spezia Ports of Call

Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance is visited by millions wanting to see Michelangelo's Davis, Boticelli's Birth of Venus or Brunoleschi's Dome. Visitors are pleasantly surprised that most sightseeing is done on foot, with short distances and more and more of the city center being now closed to traffic. Guests on this private tour arriving at the ports of Livorno or La Spezia have a choice of reaching Florence by car with a private driver, by train or by cruise shuttle.
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Private Full Day in Depth Tour of Florence

Private Full Day in Depth Tour of Florence

Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance is visited by millions wanting to see Michelangelo's Davis, Boticelli's Birth of Venus or Brunoleschi's Dome. Visitors are pleasantly surprised that most sightseeing is done on foot, with short distances and more and more of the city center being now closed to traffic. The private tour with the local guide offers opportunity to visit all most important sites in one day with pre-booked tickets to Academy and Uffizi for no lines express entry.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Half Day Tour of Essential Florence Part Two (with Uffizi Gallery)

Private Half Day Tour of Essential Florence Part Two (with Uffizi Gallery)

Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance is visited by millions wanting to see Michelangelo's Davis, Boticelli's Birth of Venus or Brunoleschi's Dome. Visitors are pleasantly surprised that most sightseeing is done on foot, with short distances and more and more of the city center being now closed to traffic. The private tour, one of the four Essential Florence private half day tours with the local guide, offers opportunity to visit all most important sites including the Gallery of Uffizi, The Gallery of Bargllo and the Church of Santa Croce with the tomb of Michelangelo.
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All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

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Discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence on a not to be missed full-day sightseeing tour. Led by a local guide, discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence. Skip the line at the famed Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, home of world-famous masterpieces as the Michelangelo’s David and the Birt of Venus by Botticelli. Then, explore the bustling Piazza della Signoria and the stunning Duomo complex. To upgrade your ticket, opt for an authentic Italian lunch at a local historic restaurant.
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  • 5 hours to 1 day
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All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia Gallery

All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia Gallery

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Discover the top attractions of Florence on a group morning tour. Comfortable transportation allows you to experience a huge area of the city in just a few hours, including a picturesque drive along the Viale dei Colli. Breeze past the lengthy ticket line at the Accademia Gallery with included skip-the-line entrance and get straight to Michelangelo’s David. After a walk around the city center, enjoy a Tuscan lunch for an additional fee.
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All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Uffizi Gallery

All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Uffizi Gallery

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Meet your guide to embark on a sightseeing tour of Florence. Visit the Convent of San Domenico, Basilica di Santa Croce, and Piazza della Signoria, and enjoy panoramic views from Fiesole Hill. Then it’s time to tour the renowned Uffizi Gallery—with skip-the-line access and a guide—where you can view works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and other Renaissance artists.
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MICHELANGELO AND THE MEDICI FAMILY, and amazing food

MICHELANGELO AND THE MEDICI FAMILY, and amazing food

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Florence in August - SummerTour

Florence in August - SummerTour

This private tour includes a walk through all most important wonders of Florence, including the Catherdral, with Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria, with Palazzo Vecchio, Piazzale degli Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Ideal for the first-time travelers who have short time in the city, this tour permits you to see the most important highlights of Florence just in 2 hours.
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  • 2 hours
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Bargello private tour with a 5-star tour guide

Bargello private tour with a 5-star tour guide

Think beyond traditional touristic destinations and discover a new side of Florentine history taking a private tour in Bargello Museum. Built more than 750 years ago as the Headquarters of Captain of the People Bargello was later transformed into the most horrifying jail of Florence to finally become one of its most spectacular museums. This building has witnessed fires, floods, riots and became the scene of tortures and terrible executions after the conspiracy began against the Medici clan in 1478. Bargello is home the most incredible collection of Renaissance sculpture. Join us for this tour and see Donatello’s David and Michelangelo’s Bacchus along with the sculptures by Giambologna, Verrocchio and many other artists. Enjoy this unique experience with your guide, install a dialogue and be ready to hear all the fascinating stories and secrets hidden within the walls of Bargello. Let us know if you have some special interests and we will make sure the tour is tailor-made for you!
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  • 1 hour
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$115.51
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Emotionaltour life in medioeval Florence

Emotionaltour life in medioeval Florence

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From a Roman colony to the leading city of the world: Firenze in Medieval Times

What was life like in the Middle Ages? How was the city like in Dante's time? What would I see if I came to visit Florence at the end of 1200?
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bargello Museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) costs USD 22.02. Guided Bargello Museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) tours start around USD 22.02 per person. See all 33 Bargello Museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) tickets and tours on Viator.
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