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May 25, 2012

MUSEUMS CHART


How many days have you planned to stay in Florence? One, two, a week? You probably already know that in Florence you'll find the largest collection of art in Italy. Here is the most important Italian museum, as the Louvre in France or the National Gallery in UK or the Prado in Spain: the Uffizi Gallery. But the city also houses many masterpieces in different places.

Here you can find a kind of chart about museums in Florence, depending how long is your stay.

1 DAY

1) UFFIZI GALLERY (4-5 hours) MAP
It is one of the most important museums in the world for Italian art and, in particular, the Renaissance art. Its collection includes several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time: works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Giotto, Masaccio and other great artists. German, Dutch, Flemish and Spanish masters are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Goya.
Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 – 18:50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
There is always a long line outside the gallery. It is better to book  your tickets in advance.
Booking tickets:
Firenze Musei. Call: (0039) 055 294883
You can also ask to your hotel reception to book tickets. 
Booking charge: € 4,00
TICKETS
Full Price: € 6,50
(In case of special exhibition the price is about € 10,00)


2) ACCADEMIA GALLERY (1-2 hours) MAP
Just three words: DAVID by Michelangelo. The Accademia Gallery houses this masterpiece of Renaissance sculpure, one of the gratest art works all over the world and of all time. It is a must see in Florence for many tourists. In addition to this, other works by Michelangelo (the famous Slaves or Prisoners famous for their unfinished state) and religious paintings by major artists working in Florence between 13th and 16th centuries.
Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 – 18:50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
There is always a long line outside the gallery. It is better to book your tickets in advance.
Booking tickets:
Firenze Musei. Call: (0039) 055 294883
You can also ask to your hotel reception to book tickets.
Booking charge: € 4,00
TICKETS
Full Price: € 6,50


2 DAYS

UFFIZI GALLERY, ACCADEMIA GALLERY +

3) PALATINE GALLERY (2 hours) AND BOBOLI GARDENS (2 hours or more) MAP 
In the left wing of Pitti Palace (which was the residence of Medici grand-dukes) there is the Palatine Gallery, a rich collection of art works by Italian and European masters of the Renaissance and Baroques period such as Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Rubens. The visit includes also the Royal Apartments (14 magnificent rooms).
The second floor of Pitti Palace houses the Gallery of Modern Art (1-2 hours), a fine collection of paintings and sculptures, mostly Italian, between end of 19th and beginning of 20th century.
Behind the Pitti Palace the are the Boboli Gardens, a vast area forming an open-air museum with statues, grottoes and beautiful fountains. A walk in here makes you feel as a member of the Medici court.

Palatine and Modern Art Gallery opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 – 18:50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Full Price: € 8,50

Boboli Gardens opening times:
Daily
8.15 - 16.30 (November - February)
8.15 - 17.30 (March)
8.15 - 18.30 (April, May, September and October)
8.15 - 19.30 (June - August)
Entry is permitted up to an hour before closing time. Closed on the first and the last monday of each month, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Full Price: € 7,00
You can buy a combined ticket (Palatine, Modern Art Gallery, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens) valid for three days: € 11,50


4) BARGELLO NATIONAL MUSEUM (3 hours) MAP
An impressive building made in the mid-13th century where you can admire many relevant Renaissance sculpures by Donatello, Cellini, Michelangelo, Della Robbia and a collection of bronzes, tapestries, rich furnitures. Don't miss the competing designs on Isaac's Sacrifice theme performed by the two main sculptors of early Renaissance, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi, to win the contest for the important commission of the Florence Baptistry doors in 1401.
Opening times:
Daily
Closed on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday and 2nd, 4th Monday; New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Full Price: € 4,00

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