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  1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. National Museum of Bargello

Florence: Bargello Museum Private Tour with a 5-star Guide

Product ID: 342281
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Think beyond traditional tourist destinations and discover a new side of Florentine history with a private tour of the Bargello Museum. On your tour, discover one of the most incredible collections of Renaissance sculpture in Italy.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of the crowds and enjoy a unique experience in the place where some of the darkest moments of Florentine history unfolded.
  • Enjoy the magic of the Renaissance and learn about the competition for the Baptistery Doors.
  • See the famous masterpieces by Donatello, the sculptor who revolutionized art in Florence.
  • See artworks by Leonardo da Vinci’s student, Andrea del Verrocchio, and learn how the apprentice surpassed his teacher.
  • Discover masterpieces by Michelangelo Buonarroti, including Brutus and a marvelous marble tondo.
Full description
Meet your expert 5-star tour guide at the entrance of the museum where your adventure begins. Built more than 750 years ago as the headquarters of the Capitano del Popolo (Captain of the People or chief of police), the Bargello was later transformed into the most horrifying jail in Florence before finally being transformed into one of its most spectacular museums. This building has witnessed fires, floods, and riots. It also played a key role during the conspiracy against the Medici clan which began in 1478.

Today the museum hosts one of the most impressive collections of Florentine sculpture in Italy. With your guide, discover the magic of the Renaissance and learn about Brunelleschi’s greatest failure which later led to his most incredible success. See the fresco where Dante Alighieri’s face was painted for the first time in history. Feel the dark atmosphere of a medieval prison and enter the chapel where prisoners said their last prayers before execution.

See the famous masterpieces by Donatello, the sculptor who revolutionized art in Florence, and enjoy the stories about his statues of David and St. George. See masterpieces by Andrea del Verrocchio and Michelangelo Buonarroti. Admire sculpture by Giambologna and Benvenuto Cellini, creator of the Perseus statue in Piazza della Signoria, and learn about the process of making bronze sculptures along the way.
Includes
  • Entrance tickets to the Bargello Museum
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Licenced tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your tour guide in front of the entrance to Bargello National Museum. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour starts.

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Product ID: 342281