This is the National Sculpture Museum although it actually houses a lot of decorative art, as well as what we more traditionally call sculpture (like marble and bronze statues). The most famous works here are a Bacchus by Michelangelo when he was a young artist, and a number of works by Donatello in a room dedicated to that artist. But a visit should include browsing the other, less-trafficked rooms such as the impressive collection of Renaissance maiolica, the cabinet of precious historic jewelry (it's so cool!), and upstairs, the coin collection. Hey, wanna see my coin collection? Yeah, that kinda thing. Except that the coins are in some cases huge bronze medallions and in very limited edition versions. Take at least 2 hours to really explore this place, away from the crowds.
Compared to its counterparts, the Uffizzi and the Accademia, this little museum is a small feat. It features an outdoor courtyard surrounded with famous sculptures by many of Italy’s famous artists. Inside there are rooms dedicated to the different versions of David that have been sculpted over the years.
My favorite museum in Florence. It is a must see for the statues. There are a lot of works by Michelangelo including the Bacchus.
NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much bigger than WALKING distance which has no compulsory itinerary
Really good museum in Florence that's not crowded, and it's nice and cool in the atrium inside. A good escape from the crowds.
It was the first government building in Florence
While Dante never lived here (it was built just recently) Dante's House Museum celebrates and educates on the life and times of Dante Alighieri, one of the Western world's best-loved poets. While I can't recommend this museum to everyone, it's a great place to learn the history of Florence. A visit here is a must for Dante fans, and anyone who enjoys his work. The first floor is dedicated to his youth, the contemporary politics of Florence, and battles fought (some by Dante himself).The second floor relates to Dantes exile from Florence, and the third shows art and literature about Dante and his works.I loved "The Inferno" and was thrilled to be in a place devoted to the life and times of a person so witty, lyrical, and acerbic.
Interesting museum with some interesting pieces. Here, you can see another interpretation of David by Michelangelo (which used to be called Apollo) and a statue of Bacchus by Michelangelo. There's also a fascinating sculpture called Winged Mercury by Giambologna.
This museum is amazing. You can see all the major and most famous piece of art. I loved this place. From some rooms you have a view on te river.