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Tourist information on the museums and art galleries of Florence including descriptions of the museums and art galleries such as the Accademia, Uffizi & Bargello that feature works by the masters of the Renaissance. Information also includes opening times of the museums & art galleries in Florence, and tours offered of the museums that include tickets and reservations.

Florence is an open-air museum. The entire city is a representation of art, wonder and artistic genius. The great artists of the past were able to express beauty in all its forms here in Florence, so much so, in fact, that there are over 60 museums and each one is a treasure trove which houses the most precious collections of paintings, sculptures and world art.

From the Gallerie dell'Accademia which house Michelangelo's David to the halls of the Uffizi Gallery where Leonardo, Raphael and Botticelli's masterpieces are housed, the visitor is taken on a century-long journey made of enchantment and grandeur - you'll be spoilt for choice and it truly is impossible to say which art museums in Florence are the best. The list doesn't even end here and it is truly long: there's the Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti, the Palazzo Vecchio Museum, and the Gallery of the Innocenti Hospital.

Sadly, however, there isn't always enough time to do it all. This is why it's important to create an itinerary that enables you to visit all the most important museums in Florence, Italy. Call us: our experts will devise a tailor-made plan that meets your needs to enable you to see everything you are interested in and discover  great Italian and international art without wasting time in queues, on tickets or having to deal with inconveniences such as unexpected closures or not knowing that temporary exhibitions have ended.

Galleria dell'Accademia
Via Ricasoli, 58/60
Tel: 055 0987100
Closed on Mondays

The Art Gallery houses important works by Florence 's Michelangelo. Works by the great artist include his statue of David, the Pietra di Palestrina and his four unfinished prisoners that were created to decorate the tomb of a Pope.

Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6
Tel: 055 294883
Closed on Mondays

Created by the Medici back in the 16th Century, it's the second most important museum in Italy after the Vatican museum in Rome. It houses countless works of treasure and is a must for anyone visiting the city of Florence.

The Palatine Gallery - Palazzo Pitti
Piazza Pitti 1
Tel: 055 23885
Closed on Mondays

The Palatine art gallery is a vast collection of paintings from painters of the 16th & 17th centuries. The important works of art are surrounded by exquisite chandeliers, furniture and decorations. Along with these attractions you'll find works by Canova , Italy 's second most famous sculptor.

Archaeological Museum
Piazza Santissima Annunziata 9B
Tel: 055 23575

An important museum for study of the Etruscan art and civilization, it also includes an Egyptian museum and Roman sculptures.

Museo degli Innocenti
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 13
closed on Tuesdays
Tel: 055 2037308

The Gallery hosts an important collection of Medieval and Renaissance works, as well as a collection of frescoes dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Although, the main attraction of this museum is the building itself, which too many people marked the beginning of Renaissance architecture.

Palazzo Vecchio Museum,
Piazza della Signoria,
Florence, Italy
Tel: 055 2768225

This museum set in the 14th century palace of the Priors tells the medieval and renaissance history of Florence . Wander through secret passageways, and enjoy works of art Michelangelo and others.

Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Via del Proconsolo, 4
closed on 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month & 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month
Tel: 055 0649440

This museum is less chaotic than the Uffizi museum, and it also provides visitors the opportunity to grasp and understand Medieval and Renaissance art in Italy . Including works by Brunelleschi, Donatello, Sansovini, Michelangelo and others; don't forget to visit the chapel which is accredited to Giotto.

Museum & Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella Basilica
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 18
Tel: 055 219257

If you love cloisters, you've found heaven. This monumental complex of cloisters is considered to be one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture. Along with frescoes and precious religious artefacts, this is a delightful museum to visit, especially on a hot summers day.

Museo degli Argenti  - Tesoro dei Medici
Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti, 1
closed on 1st and last Monday of the month
Tel: 055 294883

Masterpieces of gold work, Silver, enamel crystal and semi-precious stones that have certainly helped inspire modern-day artisans who continue to work throughout the city of Florence. Many of the items were once part of the Medici's collection.