Tickets for the Bargello National Museum
- Visit the Museum of Bargello, with a remarkable collection of sculpture and works of art
- Explore Palazzo Bargello, which was the center of the city’s justice system
The Bargello Museum in Florence is part of the group of museums belonging to the Polo Museale Fiorentino and is an art museum dedicated to the "applied" arts. The Bargello Museum is located in Palazzo Bargello in the old city and was built in 1255 to be the seat of the city’s administration.
Palazzo Bargello is the name of the building that was designed by architect Lapo Tedesco. The building from administrative offices became home to the city’s police force and so remained from the 16th to the 19th century. It was the center of the city’s justice system and a vast area of the building became the city’s prison. A great part of the Volognana Tower, part of Palazzo Bargello, was where the prisoners were mostly held. Its name is, in fact, the name of the first prisoner ever to be detained in its dungeons, Geri da Volognana. The tower reaches a good 57 meters and the bell on top was for centuries used to call the city’s men to battle or to announce capital executions. In 1865 the first floor of Palazzo Bargello became a public museum and since then the collection has expanded and its value grown exponentially.
National Museum of Bargello
The National Museum of Bargello has its collection divided into various halls, each with a chronological theme. Each room is dedicated to a certain century and/or artist. Great artists like Michelangelo, Carrand, Donatello, Andrea and Giovanni della Robbia have rooms dedicated to them and to artists who are contemporary with them. From pre-Renaissance art to the 16th century the collection continues with displays of art of the Islamic Collection, of 15th-century sculptures, bronze artifacts, paintings and objects from various historical periods made of precious elements and material.
- Entrance ticket
- Temporary exhibitions
- Citizens aged 18 to 25 years old, from the European Union or from non-EU states subject to reciprocity
Free admission (visitors must pay a pre-booking fee in order to skip the line):
- Children under 18 (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
- Teachers and students from the following schools: Fine Arts Academies or corresponding institutions in the European Union; Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Education Studies faculties; degree programs on literary subjects with an Archeology or Art History focus; Art faculties and corresponding courses in EU member states
- Disabled people and companion
Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122 Florence
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
- The timeslot you choose in the calendar is mandatory for the entrance
- Confirmation is sent via email within 24 hours from purchase on working days
- Every day from 8.15am to 1.15pm (the ticket office closes one hour before closing time)
- Closed on 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month; 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month; New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day
- Free on the first Sunday of each month from October to March
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