Free Cancellation Up to 48 hours in advance
Duration: 1 hour
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• Museo Stefano Bardini Entrance ticket (no guided tour - only entrance ticket) • Free time to visit the Museum on your own • Helpline with local staff
Visit Museo Stefano Bardini with its 3600 artworks.
The Stefano Bardini museum is found in a building refurbished by Stefano Bardini during the 18th century. It was donated by its owner to the Municipal Administration of Florence in 1922. Bardini was a famous art dealer that used to collect objects of different periods and of high quality.
Even the building itself is remarkable for its use of windows, doors, and moldings of old fragments originally belonging to ruined churches and villas. The ceilings are amazing examples of Venetian and Tuscan woodwork ranging from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
The Stefano Bardini Museum is visited by tourists and students from all over the world for the charming collection and the museum architecture. The palace preserves the original layout commissioned by Stefano Bardini, an excellent connoisseur of art and an artful and unconventional antique dealer.
He donated his private collection to Florence in 1922. The most significant works are the Charity of Tino di Camaino, the "Madonna della Mela" and the "Madonna dei Cordai" by Donatello, the "San Michele Arcangelo" by Antonio del Pollaiolo, the "Atlas of Guercino" as well as ceramics, bronzes, oriental carpets, rare 15th century cassettes and a small but very important armory.
Stefano Bardini museum exhibits a rich collection that comprises:
These monuments salvaged before its destruction. All these items are placed for exhibition on the ground and the first floors according to a layout that fully reflects the character of a typically private collection, with the touch of a rather suggestive setting. In this museum, exposed are also other remarkable examples like the work of the Della Robbia brothers (15th and 16th century), works attributed to Donatello and to Nino or Giovanni Pisano.
The most outstanding painting of the collection is probably St. Michael Archangel. A very famous artwork made by Antonio Del Pollaiolo, but there are also many other precious pieces between the collections of weapons, 15th-century polychrome stuccoes and wooden sculpture. The collection of old musical instruments is also worth a visit.
The second floor of the building exhibits the Corsi collection that comprises some works from the 12th to the 19th centuries, donated by Mrs. Carobbi, the widow of Corsi, in 1938.
• Please be aware that €3,00 per pax have been added to the Entrance ticket price as management, booking and assistance rights. • Please note that Children 0-18 are free of charge, and will only pay reservation fee only with a valid ID and accompanied by an adult. No refund will be given if you do not accomplish the requirements. • Please note that Students 18-25 have a reduced fee, only with a valid ID. No refund will be given if you do not accomplish the requirements. • Please make sure to check your inbox, tickets will be send via email, they’ll contain a barcode to show directly at the entrance. • Please note that the ticket has no time or date, they can be used until 6 months from the issuing. When validated, the ticket can't be reused. • Please check opening time and availability of museum.