Museums & Art Galleries in Florence, Italy

Tourist information on the museums and art galleries of Florence including descriptions of the museums and art galleries such as the Accademia, Uffizi & Bargello that feature works by the masters of the Renaissance. Information also includes opening times of the museums & art galleries in Florence, and tours offered of the museums that include tickets and reservations.

The city of Florence is a treasure trove of rich artistic heritage that rivals any city in the world. With over 60 museums and art galleries in such a small concentrated space, it's not surprising that these works of art displayed in the museums and art galleries throughout Florence continue to inspire local artisans and craftsmen. Enjoy Walking Tours of the Museums of Florence

 

The Academy Art Gallery,
Via Ricasoli, 60
Florence , Italy
Tel: 0552 388609
Closed on Mondays

The Art Gallery houses important works by Florence 's Michelangelo. Works by the great artist include his statue of David, the Pietra di Palestrina and his four unfinished prisoners that were created to decorate the tomb of a Pope.

 

Uffizi Museum ,
Piazzale degli Uffizi,
Florence , Italy
Tel: 0552 388651
Closed on Mondays

Created by the Medici back in the 16th Century, it's the second most important museum in Italy after the Vatican museum in Rome. It houses countless works of treasure and is a must for anyone visiting the city of Florence .

 

The Palatine Gallery,
Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti,
Florence , Italy
Tel: 0552 388614
Closed on Mondays

The Palatine art gallery is a vast collection of paintings from painters of the 16th & 17th centuries. The important works of art are surrounded by exquisite chandeliers, furniture and decorations. Along with these attractions you'll find works by Canova , Italy 's second most famous sculptor.

 

Archaeological Museum,
Via della Colonna, 38
Florence, Italy
Tel: 0552 35750

An important museum for study of the Etruscan art and civilization, it also includes an Egyptian museum and Roman sculptures.

 

Gallery of the "Spedale degli Innocenti"
Piazza SS.
Annunziata, 12
Florence, Italy
Tel: 0552 491708

The Gallery hosts an important collection of Medieval and Renaissance works, as well as a collection of frescoes dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Although, the main attraction of this museum is the building itself, which too many people marked the beginning of Renaissance architecture.

 

Palazzo Vecchio Museum,
Piazza della Signoria,
Florence, Italy
Tel: 0552 2768465

This museum set in the 14th century palace of the Priors tells the medieval and renaissance history of Florence . Wander through secret passageways, and enjoy works of art Michelangelo and others.

 

Bargello National Museum,
Via del Proconsolo, 4
Florence, Italy
Tel: 0552 388606

This museum is less chaotic than the Uffizi museum, and it also provides visitors the opportunity to grasp and understand Medieval and Renaissance art in Italy . Including works by Brunelleschi, Donatello, Sansovini, Michelangelo and others; don't forget to visit the chapel which is accredited to Giotto.

 

The Horne Museum,
Via de' Benci, 6
Florence , Italy
Tel: 0552 44661

There are numerous private collections and museums created by foreigners who fell under the spell of Florence, and made their homes under the Tuscan sun. The collection of English critic and collector, Herbert Percy Horne, is one of the more interesting of these private collectors museums. The collection includes a fine selection of paintings alongside an eclectic variety of sculptures, carpets, furnishings and unusual objects.

 

Museum & Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella,
Piazza Santa Maria Novella,
Florence, Italy
Tel: 0552 82187

If you love cloisters, you've found heaven. This monumental complex of cloisters is considered to be one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture. Along with frescoes and precious religious artefacts, this is a delightful museum to visit, especially on a hot summers day.

 

The Silver Museum ,
Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti,
Florence, Italy
Tel: 0552 388709

Masterpieces of gold work, Silver, enamel crystal and semi-precious stones that have certainly helped inspire modern-day artisans who continue to work throughout the city of Florence. Many of the items were once part of the Medici's collection.

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