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Florence Museums

Arts and culture in Florence: exhibiting areas and shows



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1 Uffizi Gallery
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Rank: 8 About 175

One of the finest museums of art having Italian artists representations are at Uffizi Gallery in Italy. The Primitive and Renaissance paintings have many universally acclaimed masterpieces of all times. This includes works by Simone...

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Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, Firenze, (Toscane) + Share


2 National archaeological museum of Florence
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Rank: 15 About 175

It is one of the oldest in Italy. On the first floor there is a section dedicated to Etruscan plastic, on the second floor there is a space dedicated to Attic ceramics and a glyptic section in the corridor of the Medici, where jewelery collections are...

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Address: Via della Colonna 36, Firenze + Share


3 Stibbert museum
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Rank: 18 About 175

Weapons and armors, costumes, paintings, tapestries, pieces of furniture and applied art: a collector Frederick Stibbert collected all these objects of art and created this museum for them, which after his death bequeathed to the city of Florence.

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Address: 26, Via Federico Stibbert + Share


4 Galleria dell'Accademia
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Rank: 20 About 175

The "David", the "Prisoners" and "San Matteo" are exposed here. But in addition to these beautiful sculptures of Michelangelo, the Gallery holds a collection of important paintings on religious themes made by Florentine masters. Of note is two...

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5 Bargello Museum
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Rank: 21 About 175

Housed in a thirteenth-century palace, houses a splendid collection of Renaissance sculptures by artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo and Luca Della Robbia. In addition to these, prestigious collections of bronzes are placed in the museum ,...

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Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4 + Share


6 Museo delle Cappelle Medicee
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Rank: 23 About 175

Starting off from the fifteenth century members of the Medici family were buried in tombs, some of which were made by Michelangelo. These are located in the "New Sacristy," they are masterpieces of the Renaissance sculpture. In the Chapel of the...

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Address: Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze + Share


7 Dante's house
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Rank: 28 About 175

Right in this house in 1265 the "great poet" was born and the charm of this place is undoubted, through documents and reproductions it describes Dante's life and works, paying particular attention to the Divine Comedy and it's characters. The opening...

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Address: Via Santa Margherita, 1 - 50122 Firenze + Share


8 Egyptian museum
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Rank: 29 About 175

More than 14,000 exhibits, including granodiorite stele, vases, shabtis, amulets and bronzes of various periods, in nine rooms and two different warehouses. All this, which comes from the Medici collections, from expeditions in Egypt, and from private...

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9 Museum of San Marco
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Rank: 33 About 175

In the Dominican convent of San Marco, designed by Michelozzo, is this museum which mainly owes it's fame to the precious paintings by Fra Angelico, which are preserved here. Traces of the artist can also be found in other rooms painted by him.

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Address: Piazza San Marco 3, Firenze + Share


10 Casa Buonarroti
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Rank: 42 About 175

Admire the genius of Michelangelo, his sculptures and drawings: this is possible by visiting the seventeenth century building of the Buonarroti family, where, in addition to celebrating the artist, exhibiting gifts that were added to the family,...

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Address: Via Ghibellina, 70, 50122 Firenze + Share


11 Galileo museum
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Rank: 45 About 175

It is a museum dedicated to science and to Galileo Galilei which presents himself as the heir to a prestigious tradition of scientific collections which boasts nearly five centuries of history. He owes much to the families of the Medici and Lorraine....

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Address: Museo Galileo,Firenze + Share


12 Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
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Rank: 46 About 175

It is one of the most important ecclesiastical museums in Italy and is an important witness of the tradition Florentine plastic: It collects all the works of art that, for conservation reasons, were removed from the outside of Santa Maria del Fiore...

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Address: via della Canonica, Firenze + Share


13 National Alinari Museum of photography
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Rank: 55 About 175

The National Museum of Photography, named after the Alinari brothers, describes the history of this art and it's tools since 1839, through the exhibition of original features of the period, including daguerreotypes and prints on different substrates....

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Address: piazza Santa Maria Novella 14A rosso, 50123 Firenze + Share


14 Museo dei Ragazzi (Youngsters museum)
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Rank: 65 About 175

Situated in Palazzo vecchio, this museum boasts two theaters, a media room, a studio for painting activities and rooms dedicated to children of specific age groups. It offers original ways of access, with secret paths and fun activities through which...

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15 Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti
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Rank: 77 About 175

The Palatine Gallery is situated on the first floor of the piano Nobile and has a large ensemble of collections of more than 500 Renaissance paintings. These paintings were once part of the Medici’s and their...

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Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 1 Firenze (Toscane), Italy + Share


16 Brancacci chapel
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Rank: 92 About 175

In the church of Santa Maria del Carmine this chapel frescoed by Masolino and Masaccio is perhaps one of the highlights of the history of art of all time. Episodes from the Bible and the Gospel form a pictorial journey of incredible beauty.

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Address: Piazza Del Carmine 14, Firenze + Share


17 Bardini museum
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Rank: 98 About 175

Stefano Bardini, the most authoritative Italian antiquarian, is the founder of this museum, which was intended as a "custody" for his private collection and was transformed in 1925 into the main Museum of the City of Florence. More than 2,000 pieces...

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Address: 1, Piazza De' Mozzi + Share


18 Horne foundation
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Rank: 116 About 175

This foundation was born after the death of Herbert Percy Horne, who had bought Palazzo Corsi to give a fitting home for his collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and furniture. Even today, the museum is a real gem which preserves masterpieces...

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Address: 6, Via De' Benci + Share


19 Raccolta Casa Siviero
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Rank: 128 About 175

Said to be the 007 of art, because thanks to him we have recovered many works that were stolen during the Nazi occupation of Italy: Rodolfo Siviero founded this museum that houses his collections, rich in works of art of great value.

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Address: 5, Lungarno Serristori + Share


20 Museo S. Ferragamo
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Rank: 149 About 175

A celebration of the "Made in Italy": This museum can be refered to as such as it traces the activities of Salvatore Ferragamo, highlighting the technical and artistic skills through a wonderful collection of shoes.

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Address: Piazza di Santa Trinita 5, Firenze + Share

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