Bargello National Museum
The Bargello National Museum could be compared to the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, because of their similar history and affinity as decorative arts collections. If many might argue with this statement because of the difference between the two museums in quantity and size, they would have to acknowledge the quality of Bargello’s collections. Donatello, Michelangelo and Giambologna are just some of the names connected to this museum dedicated to sculpture and applied arts. Renaissance began exactly with innovative scupltors such as Donatello and Luca della Robbia. Set in the scenical Medieval palace of Bargello, the guided visit shows the highlights of the collections: the carved ivory of French Gothic ritual objects, the glazed porcelains, the casted bronze model of Cellini’s Perseus and other exquisite objects pertaining to the so-called (unjustly) “Minor Arts”.
Guided tour: 1h30-2h