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Being the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is one of the major artistic and cultural capitals of the world. Among the many cathedrals, museums, chapels and galleries that it boasts of, the Museum of Bargello holds a unique place in decorating the city’s cultural heritage.

Keep reading to know more about Bargello Museum tickets, highlights of the attraction and more.

Why Visit Museum of Bargello?

Bargello Museum - why visit?
  • Palazzo del Podestà, the building which was turned into the Museum of Bargello in 1865, is Florence’s oldest public building. Dating back to 1255, this building witnessed important episodes of the history of Italy, like sieges, fires, executions and even the meetings of legends like Dante. 
  • Converted into a museum in 1865, it displays the largest Italian collection of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures.  
  • The Bargello museum houses masterpieces like Michelangelo’s Bacchus, Brutus and David-Apollo, and even pieces from the Baroque period, notably Gianlorenzo Bernini's Bust of Costanza Bonarelli.
  • Apart from sculptures, the Museum of Bargello also features a fine collection of ceramics, textiles, tapestries, ivory, silver, armour and coins.
  • The museum gives a peek into ancient Florence life through its architecture and collections. 

Your Museum of Bargello Tickets Explained

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  • With your Bargello Museum tickets, you can get access to the display of the most popular sculptures of all times, created by geniuses like Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, Cellini and more.
  • Time travel to the15th century Florence as you look at the coin, textile and armor exhibits that spell out tales of another time.

Why Book Bagello Museum Tickets Online?

Being a popular tourist attraction, it’s better to book your Bargello Museum tickets in advance for a smooth and fun trip, leaving behind ticket hassle. Buy your tickets online and book your preferred time slot for the day in just a few clicks.

  • Convenience: Relish your trip to the Museum of Bargello which houses fascinating sculptures and leave the annoyance of long lines behind with the fast-track tickets that make your experience all the more fun.
  • Advance Reservations: With the online process, you can quickly secure your trip in advance by booking your tickets and tour slots beforehand.
  • Great Discounts: Experience the marvels of the Museum of Bargello at fantastic prices, as online booking gives you great discounts. 

Museum of Bargello Highlights

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The Bargello Museum boasts of a number of famous classic sculptures, like Michelangelo’s Bacchus, Madonna and Child and Brutus, Donatello's David and St. George Tabernacle, and Giambologna's Architecture and Mercury. Get to know the fascinating tales behind these carved masterpieces and what hidden meaning lies behind the stone engravings. 

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Walk through the enormous entrance hall to reach the courtyard, which is built in an irregular and unique fashion. Gape at the arms of the podestà and the insignia of the quarters and districts of the city right under the porticoes that reflects some elements of the 16th-century lifestyle. 

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The Building

With construction dating back to 1255, the Palazzo del Podestà is Florence’s oldest public building. While it used to serve as a barracks and prison in the olden times, its renovation in 1865 converted it into a museum that houses the largest Italian collection of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures.  

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The Michelangelo Room

One of the most popularly visited rooms in the Bargello Museum, The Michelangelo Room features some of the most loved sculptures of the Renaissance genius, like Apollo and Bacchus, Michelangelo’s first free-standing work. Marvel at other sculptures by artists such as Cellini and Giambologna in the same room as you look at the best the world has to offer!

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The Donatella Room

Also known as the Salone del Consiglio, The Donatello Room used to be a courtroom which now displays early Renaissance sculptures. Among the magnificent works of art, you can find Donatello's Saint George and his androgynous David, which is also the first Western naked image since the Greco-Roman Antiquity

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Other Exhibits

If the Renaissance and Gothic sculptures are not enough to overwhelm your inner art aficionado, you can head to the collection of goldwork and enamels from the Middle Ages as well, which includes seals and various metal objects, rare ivory carvings, glazed terracotta sculptures and even military paraphernalia. The display is completed with tapestries in the Sala Della Torre.

Plan Your Visit To the Museum of Bargello in Florence

Getting There
Visitor Tips
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  • Wednesday to Sunday and Monday: 8:15 AM - 1.50 PM
  • Closed on: Tuesdays and the second and fourth Sunday of the month
  • Best time to visit: As the weather in Florence is the best between May and September, you should plan your trip according to these months. Moreover, the best time to visit the museum is early morning, as soon as the museum opens to avoid crowds.
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Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Find on Maps.

  • By Train: Line R.
    Nearest Train Station: Firenze Campo di Marte.  
  • By Light Rail: Lines T2.
    Nearest Stations: Unità.
  • By Bus: Bus numbers 20, 6A, C2.  
    Nearest Station: Ghibellina Bargello, Canto Alla Quarconia.
  • By Car: Distance from Florence airport: 6.2 miles.
    Nearest Car Parking: Garage del Bargello, Garage Oriuolo.
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  • Photography is only allowed in the courtyard and loggia areas.
  • Visitors are expected not to make noise or run around and should behave appropriately in the museum and the exhibition halls.
  • Guests are not allowed to touch the exhibits and sculptures or poke around in the museum as the displays are exclusive. 
  • It is not allowed to carry weapons, tools, heavy blunt objects, and more such articles inside the museum.
  • Groups of at most 20 people are allowed inside.
  • There is no dress code for visitors. However, make sure the outfit is appropriate for the place.
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  • The entire museum is equipped with devices to assist visitors with disabilities through sidewalks, elevators and access ramps.
  • For visually impaired visitors, special routes are available. Touching the sculptures to appreciate the art is allowed for visually challenged individuals, which can be done using pair of cotton or latex gloves.
  • Guests can check out the bookshop located at the entrance of the museum where you can get your hands on various museum guides in different languages, art publications and objects inspired by the featured works in the museum. 
  • It is recommended to manage your time from 60 minutes to 2 hours to explore the museum. If you are short on time, you can look around the Michelangelo Room and a few other such main attractions.
  • A cloakroom is available for visitors to deposit their belongings, like umbrellas, large backpacks, and bulky bags. The museum provides this service free of charge. 
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  • The upper floors of the museum can be accessed through the elevator located on the ground floor. 
  • Visually impaired visitors can contact the Bargello Museum office for the special route allotted for them. They can touch and admire the artworks displayed using a pair of cotton or latex gloves. 
  • The Museum of Bargello is equipped with devices to assist disabled people. With sidewalks, ramps, elevators and thresholds that show a slight increase, the while museum is accessible.
  • Washrooms for disabled guests are also available.
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The Bargello Museum has the following facilities for visitors:

  • Wardrobe: Guests can store their luggage and umbrellas the cloakroom located in front of the front ticket office. The service is provide by the Bargello Museum free of cost, and visitors must deposit umbrellas, large backpacks and bulky bags before going in. 
  • Bookshop: Located at the entrance of the Museum of Bargello, the bookshop is a perfect place to buy mementoes to remember the trip by. Objects on sale include museum guides in different languages, art publications and articles inspired by the works of art featured in the museum.
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  • Uffizi Gallery: Considered a museum housing a collection better than the Louvre’s, the Uffizi Gallery is certainly a must-visit if you want to experience some of the greatest works of art in the world for your inner art connoisseur.  
  • Accademia Gallery: The Accademia Gallery is one of the most important art museums in Florence. It is home to many of the world's greatest works of art, including Michelangelo's statue of David. The gallery also has a collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures.
  • Palazzo Vecchio: The Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most famous buildings in Italy and is a symbol of the power and wealth of the Medici family. Originally known as the Palazzo Della Signoria, it was the seat of the supreme governing body of the Republic of Florence.
  • Medici Chapel: Designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Medici Chapel is a chapel in Florence. It is the mausoleum of the Medici family, containing the tombs of Lorenzo de Medici, Duke of Urbino, and his brother Giuliano, Duke of Nemours.

Frequently Asked Questions About Museum of Bargello Tickets

Q. Can I buy Bargello Museum Tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy Bargello Museum tickets online.

Q. What is the best way to buy Bargello Museum Tickets?

A. The best way to purchase Bargello Museum tickets is to book them online. This way you get great offers and can also reserve slots well in advance.

Q. Can I pre-book Bargello Museum Tickets?

A. Yes, you can book any date of your choice in advance, if you book your Bargello Museum tickets online.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for Bargello Museum Tickets?

A. These tickets can’t be cancelled. Please check the cancellation policy of the tickets before purchasing. 

Q. What is Bargello National Museum?

A. Bargello National Museum is an art gallery located in Florence, Italy. It is dedicated to the world-renowned works of Renaissance and Gothic artists like Michelangelo, Donatello, Giambologna and Gemito. 

Q. Where is Bargello National Museum located?

A. The address of the Bargello Museum is Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy.

Q. What facilities are available at Bargello Museum for visitors?

A. Bargello Museum has a a cloakroom and a bookshop to purchase mementos.

Q. Does Bargello Museum provide facilities for disabled visitors?

A. The entire Bargello Museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities through elevators, sidewalks, various devices and access ramps.

Q. Is photography allowed in Bargello Museum?

A. Yes, but photography is only allowed in the courtyard and loggia areas.

Q. What are the major highlights of the Bargello National Museum?

A. From sculptures like Michelangelo’s Bacchus and Brutus to Donatello's David, and the building that houses the collection Palazzo del Podestà dating back to 1255, the Musuem of Bargello is a must-visit for art and Renaisance lovers.  

Q. How much time do I need to visit the Museum?

A. It is recommended to spend time between 60 minutes and 2 hours exploring the museum.