Tickets for the Bargello National Museum
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Tickets for the Bargello National Museum

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Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Museum of Bargello, with a remarkable collection of sculptures and works of art
  • Explore Palazzo Bargello, which was the center of the city’s justice system
What to expect

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.

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 materials.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Entrance ticket
    • Temporary exhibitions
    Reduced price
    • Citizens aged 18 to 25 years old, from the European Union and from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein

    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
    Where

    Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122 Florence, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Museo Nazionale del Bargello

    What to remember
    • Confirmation is sent via email within 24 hours from purchase on working days
    • The timeslot you choose in the calendar is mandatory for the entrance
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    When
    • Every day except Tuesday from 8.45am to 1.30pm (the ticket office closes one hour before closing time)
    • Closed on Tuesday; 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month; January 1, May 1 and December 25
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Musement S.p.A.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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