Explore Florence’s most ancient public building now the Bargello National Museum and admire beautiful works by some of the most famous Renaissance sculptors of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including Donatello, Verrochio, and Michelangelo. This tour will give you a better understanding of this city’s fascinating history and how its artists revolutionized art in the Renaissance. The museum itself also has a mesmerising history, since it served as the home of a high ranking official in the Florentine government and doubled as a jail before being transformed to the museum it is today in the late 19th century. The museum also houses an incredible collection of weapons, coinage, tapestries and other arts.
You will also see fabulous artworks by Brunelleschi and Ghiberti showcasing the competition for the commission of the baptistery doors in Florence duomo (cathedral) in 1401. Alongside sculpture from Cellini, Andrea della Robbia and Pisano, there are entire rooms dedicated to Michelangelo’s astounding and not often seen sculptures– including the exquisite Pitti Tondi – and the renaissance artist Donatello, whose works includes the fabulously effeminate sculpture of David wearing a whimsical floral hat.
Italy's climate varies greatly from the Alps in the north to the southern areas and islands. Many parts of the country are fairly mild climate and beautiful for different reasons throughout the year. Some prefer to visit in the spring when...
Due to new security measures at the Duomo, all visitors must go through a metal detector for security check. Being a new system, there is only one entry and limited security personnel, as such the lines can be quite long. In case of very long