(Florence, Italy) |Updated 2010
The Uffizi Gallery is where you will find the development of the Renaissance with masterpieces of Giotto, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Caravaggio, and Michelangelo. If you are planning a trip from March to November it is a good idea to make reservations because there is often a 2-3 hour wait to get in! You can ask your hotel to make reservations for you or call yourself . The phone number is +39 055 294883.
Hours: 8:15 to 18:50; Closed
The Accademia holds the original David by Michelangelo. This incredible statue is one of the symbols of Firenze. The David has just been fully cleaned & restored and is fantastic!
The Accademia is also very busy during the tourist season so it is advised to make reservations: +39 055 294883.
Hours: 8:15 to 18:50 ; Closed
Palazzo Pitti holds several museums and Boboli Gardens which I would suggest for a nice afternoon when you've seen too many museums and need a breath of fresh air. The main museum of Palazzo Pitti is the Palatina Gallery which features many ornate rooms where there are paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Raphael, and Botticelli. There is also the Modern Art Gallery, which features paintings from the 19th century, which is very modern for Firenze!
Hours: Palatina 8:15-18:50 &
8:30-19:00 Sundays; Price: €11.50 (closed Mon.) & Modern Art
Bargello is the sculpture museum of
Firenze, with works of GianBologna,
Hours: 8:15 to 13:50; Price €7.00
Palazzo Vecchio is one of my favorite landmarks in Firenze, it was built over 700 years ago and became Firenze's city hall, a function that it still serves. The museum shows us the power of the Medici family, which lived and worked here for many centuries. Click on the link to read more about this building in an article by Matthew Bates
Hours: 9:00 to 19:00 and 9:00 to 14:00 on Thursdays; Price €6
The Duomo and its Museum the Cathedral of Firenze. The museum has been remodelled and is fantastic. It features sculptures by Donatello, Della Robbia, and the famous Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti 9:00 to 18:50 & 9:00 to 13:30 Sundays, Price €6 | To get into the Duomo the hours are 10-17, the dome (a steep hike up the stairs) 8:30-18:50 €6 | Campanile di Giotto 8:30-18:50 €6 | Baptistry 12:00 - 18:30 Sundays: 8:30-13:30 €3
The Medici Chapel is in the back of San Lorenzo Church (Separate entrance). It has some of the most famous sculptures by Michelangelo in the world, and if you like marble inlay, well this is the place to go, one of the jewels of Firenze.
Hours 8:15 to 13:50 ; Price €6.00