Guided tour

Florence: Bargello Museum Tour

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Activity provider: StarFlorence

Florence: Bargello Museum Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence

From € 57 per person

Tour one of Florence’s most beautiful and important museums: the Bargello Palace, renowned all around Europe for its incredible works of sculpture. It displays many important sculptures by Michelangelo and Donatello.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line with your pre-reserved entrance tickets
  • See the David and St. George by Donatello, the Bacchus and Tondo Pitti by Michelangelo, and more
  • Spend two hours exploring the Bargello Museum with a professional local guide
Full description
The guide will start off with a little history about the Bargello Museum, which used to be the headquarters of the Capitano Del Popolo and later of the Podesta (the lord of the city). They will tell you how the palace became the residence of the head of the police and how it was later used as a prison. The guide will escort you through the museum for you to enjoy the very important works of art kept in Bargello. The ground floor rooms display the Tuscan works of the 16th Century. Your guide will particularly focus on four masterpieces by Michelangelo. Along with the local and expert guide you will then discover works by Bartolomeo Ammannati, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna, and many other treasures. You will discover precious ivories and bronzes that include several Roman and Byzantine examples. Then, you will immerse yourself in the early Renaissance, as your guide will explain the masterpieces made by Donatello and Verrocchio. Later, the guide will escort you to the second floor, which is solely dedicated to the glazed terracotta done by Andrea and Giovanni Della Robbia. The tour takes about two hours - the perfect amount of time to see this famous art collection, without feeling overwhelmed. You can also return to anything you might want to see again after the tour ends.
Includes
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Entrance ticket with reservation to Bargello Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  •  Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  •  The tour is accessible by wheelchair
  •  Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  •  There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  •  The entrance tickets will be delivered by the guide or our representative at the meeting point prior to the start of the tour. Please follow the instructions to the meeting point as on the voucher.
  • Skip-the-line access is guaranteed, even during peak season (except in the event of delays or strikes by the museum management)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
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A nice introduction to some of the key pieces in the museum

September 25, 2022

Immediate entry and guide speaking very good French and very interesting.

June 26, 2022

Thanks to Tommaso for his enthusiasm

August 31, 2020

Product ID: 225591