The Bargello has an extensive collection of sculpture from the early and late Renaissance. It occupies an impressive building that was formerly a prison barracks and home to the military captain in charge of keeping peace and justice during riots and uprisings. The Museum holds extraordinary collections of sculpture and minor arts such as ceramics, shields, etc. Some of the most important sculptures of the Renaissance have converged in this museum, which includes masterpieces by Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Cellini.
The museum was later enriched with prestigious collections of bronzes, majolica, wax, enamels, medals, ivories, amber, tapestries, furniture, seals and textiles, coming in part from the Medici collections and in part from private donations.
Via del Proconsolo, 4
Florence, Italy 50122
+39 055 294883
Monday to Sunday: 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2nd and 4th Monday of each month, and the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month, New Year's Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Full price ticket: €8.00
Reduced ticket: €2.00
Combined ticket: €21.00
Booking cost: €3.00
Here is a video (in Italian) featuring the art works of the Bargello: