Are you going on holiday to Florence? Would you like to know where the best museums in Florence are? Our guide to museums in Florence gives you the facts & information you’ll want to know.
Florence is a small city with a population of less than 400,000 located in the north of Italy. Despite its small size, Florence has an extremely rich history spanning more than 2000 years. Florence has some of the best sightseeing spots in Italy and a great number of world class museums. Just a few of the museums in Florence are mentioned below.
Florence Archaeology Museum
The Archaeology Museum in Florence has collections of artefacts that were excavated from Florence and its surrounding areas, as well as further a field. A substantial number of artefacts that are exhibited at the Florence Archaeology Museum belonged at one time to the Medici family, who ruled Florence for centuries. Other artefacts come from ancient Roman times and there are even sections on Greek and ancient Egyptian archaeology. Admission to this museum in Florence costs €4.
Dante Museum in Florence
Florence is the birth place and home town of the famous Italian poet Dante Alighieri whose most famous work, “ the divine comedy” is considered a classic and is still read today on many university courses. The home where Dante lived during the 13th and 14th centuries is still standing in Florence and can be visited by the public. There is also the Dante Museum which houses a modest set of exhibits pertaining to the life and works of Dante.
Florence Dome Museum
The Florence Dome Museum is located inside the cities main cathedral. The Cathedral itself dates back to the 13th century so the museum has the great task of explaining more than 700 hundred years of cathedral history. Highlights of a visit to this museum which should be done in conjunction with a visit to cathedral include a good selection of sculptures taken from the cathedral as well as several unfinished works believed to have been started by the famous Florentine renaissance artist Michelangelo. The museum is open from 9am until 7.30pm except on Sundays when it closes before 2pm. Admission to this museum in Florence costs €6.
Florence Bargello Museum
This museum in Florence concentrates on renaissance art, particularly sculptures, and there a great many statues to be viewed in this museum. The majority of sculptures on display were done by artists from Florence and the surrounding region of Tuscany. Among the attractions of a visit to this museum in Florence are works by Donatello and Michelangelo. Admission to this museum in Florence costs €4.