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Museums Florence Tuscany Italy
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.
The museum is located next to the church of Santa Croce and was recently reopened ofter damage in the flood of 1966.
The Accademy Gallery houses some of the most famous sculptures, including Michelangelo's 'The Four Prisoners', 'Pieta of Palestina' and 'David'.
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.
The National Museum il Bargello is set in one of the oldest buildings in Florence, 1255.
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.
The Museum of San Marco is worth seeing just for its splendid architecture alone.
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 was formerly host to all the ruling dynasties, the Medici's, Lorraine's, Bourbon's, Bonapartes and Savoy's.
This is the probably the most important gallery housed in the Pitti Palace.
The Gallery of Modern Art is situated on the second floor of the Pitti Palace.
The Medici Treasury house precious objects that were commissioned by the Medici family.
The Porcelain Museum holds what one can only term as a princely collection.
The Costume Gallery is located in the 18th century Palazzina della Meridiana and overlooks the Boboli Gardens
The Medici Chapels are part of the Basilica San Lorenzo, and are the mausoleum for the Medici family.
Located in a former Benedictine convent built in 1339 and extended in the 15th century.
Natural History Museum of the University of Florence - Zoological Section 'La Specola'.
The Art Collection of Alberto della Ragione was donated to the municipality in 1970.
List of other museums in Florence.
Open: Daily 10.30am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-18.30pm (closed Wednesdays)
Telephone: +39 055 219416
National Archeological Museum
Opening: Monday 2pm-7pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am-7pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am-8pm
Telephone: +39 055 23575
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