The Italian Renaissance is a fascinating artistic movement that takes on special importance in Florence. In this visit to the Bargello with Buendia Tours we will tell you about its history, its techniques and its protagonists
Bargello museum building
In the past, it was a prison
Its interior is decorated with numerous coats of arms
Its collection of Renaissance sculptures is one of the most outstanding. It includes works by Michelangelo, Donatello and Ammannati.
The three floors of this museum are dedicated to Italian medieval and renaissance sculpture. Few people are aware of the wonders it houses in its gallery, but our professional guides are at our disposal to give us a complete overview of them all
itinerary of the guided tour of the bargello museum
The National Museum building dates back to 1255 and is one of the oldest buildings in Florence. It was initially used by the Capitano del Popolo and then, in the 16th century, became the residence of the Bargello, at that time the chief of police. Later, in the 18th century it even became a prison.
Finally, in 1859 it became the first Italian national museum. Its rooms display the masterpieces of the great sculptors of the Florentine Renaissance, including Michelangelo, Donatello, Benvenuto Cellini and others.
We will enter the National Museum of the Bargello without waiting in any queue, and begin our tour on the ground floor of the building, where 16th century Tuscan works are on display. Here we will find four of Michelangelo's masterpieces: Bacchus, a marble bas-relief representing the Madonna and Child (Tondo Pitti), Brutus and David-Apollo. There are many other treasures to be found among the works of the Bargello Museum, including masterpieces from the collections of Carrand, Ressman and Franchetti.
Going up to the first floor we will discover works of the Italian Renaissance and great artists such as Donatello: The statue of St. George, the famous David in bronze, the Amore-Attis and the Marzocco, originally located on the battlements of Palazzo Vecchio.
Our tour concludes with the top floor rooms dedicated to the glazed terracotta created by Luca della Robbia. Here you will also find Andrea del Verrocchio's Woman with Flowers and an extraordinary collection of busts of important Florentines, made by some of the most important artists of the 15th century.
If you are interested in knowing other aspects of this incredible city, us here at Buendia Tours offer you a variety of activities to please everyone so that you can enjoy Florence in all its splendour.
punto de encuentro
Loa guías os esperarán en las escaleras del Palacio San Firenze, en Piazza San Firenze
Piazza di S. Firenze, 5
- 50122 Florencia FI, Italia
- 11:30 h - Monday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday
- 1h30m aprox
- English guide
- Entradas con acceso prioritario al Museo Bargello
- General - 39 €
- Under 12 years old - 30 €
- Under 6 years old - Free
- Free cancellation and full refund up to 48 hours before the start of the tour.
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