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Florence Museums

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Florence Museums

There are many museums in and around Florence, ranging from masterpieces by famous artists, to fine porcelain collections. Please note that tourist attractions, including churches and museums, do not come cheap in Florence. Very few will offer combined/joint tickets.

 

Museum of the Opera di Santa Croce

The museum is located next to the church of Santa Croce and was recently reopened ofter damage in the flood of 1966.

Galleria dell'Accademia

The Accademy Gallery houses some of the most famous sculptures, including Michelangelo's 'The Four Prisoners', 'Pieta of Palestina' and 'David'.

Galleria dell'Ospedale degli Innocenti 

Designed by Brunelleschi in the 15th century, the Hospital of the Innocents was aimed at raising abandoned children and to teach them useful trades to help them into society.

Museo Nazionale del Bargello

The National Museum il Bargello is set in one of the oldest buildings in Florence, 1255.

Instituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza

The museum of the History of Science was founded in 1927 and houses a collection of scientific instruments which prove Florence's interest in science from the 13th century.

Museo di San Marco

The Museum of San Marco is worth seeing just for its splendid architecture alone.

Galleria degli Uffizi

The Uffizi Gallery was intended to house the offices of the Medici family, who set aside room to house the finest works from their collections.

Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore

Florence's skyline is dominated by the Cathedral which is dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, and is a typical Italian Gothic structure. see Duomo Cathedral

The Pitti Palace   

The Pitti Palace was formerly host to all the ruling dynasties, the Medici's, Lorraine's, Bourbon's, Bonapartes and Savoy's.

Gallery Palatina and Royal Apartments 

This is the probably the most important gallery housed in the Pitti Palace. 

Cenacolo of Ognissanti

The Gallery of Modern Art is situated on the second floor of the Pitti Palace.

Museo degli Argenti

The Medici Treasury house precious objects that were commissioned by the Medici family.

Museo delle Porcellane

The Porcelain Museum holds what one can only term as a princely collection.

Galleria del Costume

The Costume Gallery is located in the 18th century Palazzina della Meridiana and overlooks the Boboli Gardens

Cappelle Medicee

The Medici Chapels are part of the Basilica San Lorenzo, and are the mausoleum for the Medici family.

Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia

Located in a former Benedictine convent built in 1339 and extended in the 15th century.

La Specola 

Natural History Museum of the University of Florence - Zoological Section 'La Specola'.

Della Ragione Art Collection   

The Art Collection of Alberto della Ragione was donated to the municipality in 1970.

 

List of other museums in Florence.

Dante's House

Open: Daily 10.30am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-18.30pm (closed Wednesdays)

Price: €2,50

Telephone: +39 055 219416

National Archeological Museum

Opening: Monday 2pm-7pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am-7pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am-8pm

Price: €4,13

Telephone: +39 055 23575

 

 

Pitti Palace

Ponte Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

Campanile di Giotto

Cupola

Duomo Cathedral

Cappelle Medicee

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Piazza della Signoria

Cappella Brancacci

Basilica di Santa Croce

San Miniato Al Monte

Fondazione Romano

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Palazzo dei Congressi

Fortezza da Basso

Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella

Opera di Santa Croce

San Lorenzo Gardens

Giardini di Boboli

Giardino delle Rose

Giardino dell'Iris

Parco delle Cascine

Museo del Bargello

Galleria dell'Ospedale

Galleria dell'Accademia

Galleria degli Uffizi

Museo di San Marco

Museo di Scienza

Museo degli Argenti

Cenacolo of Ognissanti

Gallery Palatina

Cappelle Medicee

Galleria del Costume

Museo delle Porcellane

Della Ragione Art

La Specola

Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia

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