Bargello National Museum
Via del Proconsolo, 4
Mon-Sun 0815-1350. Closed: 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday and 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 1.1,1.5,25.12
Museums & Galleries - Art / Music / Theater.
The Museum has a remarkable collection of sculpture and works of art. It occupies an impressive building built for the Capitano del Popolo in the mid-13th century, which later became the seat of the Podestà and Council of Justice. Since 1865 the palazzo houses the National Museum, bringing together many important Renaissance sculptures, including masterpieces by Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio, Michelangelo and Cellini. The museum was subsequently enriched with splendid collections of bronzes, majolica, waxes, enamels, medals, seals, ivories, amber, tapestries, furniture and textiles from the Medici collections and those of private donors.