Bargello Museum In Florence
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Bargello Museum In Florence

Bargello Museum is one of the most important ones, if the museum weren't in the same city where the Uffizi and the Accademia are, it would represent one of the most visited attractions by tourists visiting Florence.

This important museum in Florence hosts important and various artworks, that, over the centuries, have been transferred from other important museums such as the Uffizi and major donations from private collectors.

Bargello palace presents sculptures of the sixteenth century, including "The Ocean" by Giambologna that was originally placed in the Boboli Gardens. Initially in the Bargello Museum were set up an armory and a vintage clothing in addition to a room where sculptures of the fifth and sixth centuries are preserved.

Afterward this museum in Florence was enriched with important artworks by Donatello and other sculptors of the high level of Michelangelo: Ghiberti, Ammannati, Cellini and many others. These important sculptures by the time you have added the collections of various materials such as: ivory, gold, bronze, pottery and more.

The Bargello's story is no less important than the artworks that it keeps within its walls. Bargello has always played a very important role in the history of Florence: over the centuries this building has been used in various and really important functions that suit very well the immensity of this important medieval building.

The origins of the palace Bargello dates back to the thirdteen century when the old Palagio, Boscoli tower and some neighboring towers were incorporated to the building. At the mid-fourteenth century, the Bargello's palace became the seat of the Podesta and it subsequently became the house of the Council of Justice and Judges of the Wheel under the rule of the Medici's family.

After this period Bargello's palace became the first seat of the head of the Guards and finally the city jail, the prisons were placed in the basement of the tower.

On the top of its tower the Bargello's palace shows a bell called "the Montanina", which, at that time , used to ring to alert the city in case of war, riots or executions. Death sentences were performed on the gallows platform, where now is the well in the center of the Bargello courtyard.

During the second half of 1800 the Bargello Palace had his last transformation, when the prison was moved near the Murate jail and this historic palace in Florence was used as a museum.

Today you can visit the Bargello museum in Florenceo from Monday to Sunday although the opening hours are limited in the morning, at certain times of the year you can also visit the museum in the evening hours.


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