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“Great smaller museo”

Museo Stefano Bardini
Ranked #83 of 631 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: The museum is named after its creator, Stefano Bardini (1854-1922), the most authoritative Italian antiquarian, who transformed his collection into a museum.The Museo Bardini houses over 2,000 items, including sculptures, paintings and the applied arts, from ancient art to the eighteenth century, with the majority from Middle Ages and Renaissance. Among the most significant works are the Madonna della Mela and the Madonna dei Cordai by Donatello, Saint Michael Archangel by Antonio del Pollaiolo.
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Great smaller museo”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Effectively the collection of an art dealer (Bardini) from the previous century (actually previous to the last).

A very interesting collection, well curated and in a lovely setting.

And not crowded which was great for us but disappointing to for them as it deserves more attention.

Covered by Firenze Pass.

Visited May 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“A real surprise!!!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Went during 'white night' where a lot of museums were free. Please don't wait for this; as it would have been worth the price to get in. Spent an hour or two just taking in all the beautiful artifacts. This was truly one of our favorite museums. Small enough not to be overwhelmed, but plenty to keep you interested. Children and adults will enjoy the weapons room.

Visited May 2014
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Florence, Italy
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“Makes a change from queuing for the Uffizi”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

If you are new to Florence the Uffizi is a "must see" gallery - but if you have visited a few times it is worth visiting these lesser known galleries - with few works by the big names but some exciting examples of Renaissance art to ponder over. One of my favourites in the Museo Bardini is a painted terracotta sculpture of a young girl - one of a few terracotta figures in the museum but very poignantly awakening to her own beauty. The bright blue colour on the walls was chosen by Bardini to show off the contrast against terracotta figures and coats of arms.

Visited June 2013
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London
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“Really quiet Museum and Grounds with panoramic views over Florence”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Well worth the exercise up a steep hill near the south end of the Ponte Vecchio The villa currently has great paintings by Colacicchi. There's even a cappuccino stop in the grounds with a great view!

Visited May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Nice, mostly overlooked museum”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This museum showcases the impressive collection of very lucky and discerning antiques dealer who lived mostly in the 1800s, but lived until the early 20th Century. The collections spans a couple thousand years, going back to Roman work, but with most of the emphasis on Renaissance Florence. No lines, it's not expensive, and it is well worth an hour or two during your visit.

Visited February 2014
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