Admire Renaissance sculptures and paintings

Museums In Florence

Explore the Museums of Florence
Tourism in Florence

Rated 4.5/5 (based on 19 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit

May - Oct

Ideal Duration

3-4 Days

Visa

On Arrival

Starting from

Rs. 40,000
  • Historical Sites
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature

Best Museums In Florence (Italy)

Florence is a city where history lives. The city center is completely covered with historic monuments, palaces, and museums. It would not be wrong to call this city itself as a museum because you may find ancient artifacts everywhere being exhibited. Here are the most popular museums in Florence one should not miss while visiting Florence.

Bargello Museum

It is one of the first museums in Italy and was established in the year 1865. It is a premier sculpture gallery. The busts and statues, which are exhibited at this museum, are the works of the popular renaissance artists like Giambologna, Verrocchio, Donatello, and Michelangelo. The 13th-century building, which houses the museum, now was the city hall and the prison and then converted to police headquarters.

Museo dell’ Opera Del Duomo

It is the museum, which houses so many original works, and blueprints of arts and the architecture related to Florence’s Duomo complex that has a cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Campanile and Baptistery. The museum displays original statues and carvings from the three buildings that include Lorenzo Ghiberti’s panels for Baptistery doors. It is possible for finding exhibits from Duomo architect Brunelleschi’s plans and the Renaissance era tools, which are meant for building Duomo. This is one of the best museums in Florence.

Museo di San Macro

Musuem of the San Macro Monastery features work of Fra Angelico who is the early Renaissance painter and the monk. Fra Angelico lived at San Macro, the monastery where his paintings are there for the best-known frescoes on the walls and in the cells. San Macro is the monastery where firebrand monk Savonarola lived. Museum has many of the personal assets of Fra Angelico and the popular portrait painted by the fellow monk Fra Bartolomeo.

La Specola

La Specola or the Museum for the natural history houses the collection of Medici family. One can find this museum near to the Pitti Palace. This museum has 34 zoological themed rooms and 10 rooms, which are meant for exhibiting anatomic waxes.

The Palazzo Vecchio

It is the great symbol of the Florentine civic power and constructed at the end of the 13th century. This has gone through many restorations. This museum stands near to Piazza Della Signoria and it houses so many frescoed rooms and courtyards that are rich with statues and artworks.

Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

One should visit this museum if the person is passionate about fashion. It is located in Palazzo Spini Feroni. The talent of popular designers are showcased here through gigantic shoe collection, impressive photos, sketches and drawings.

The city of Florence has so many museums, which are themed on various things related with life. Arts and architecture are the major themes that are found in the exhibits of most of the museums. The museums of a place tells a lot about the glory, fall, history, art, culture, and traditions of that place. In order to get fully acquainted to Florence and to dig into the history, one must definitely visit the museums in Florence. Art lovers and history buffs will surely be fascinated by the charm of museums in Florence.


null

Similar Destinations

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All
  • Europe ( 7D & 6N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 40,000/-₹ 45,004/-

    • Florence
    • Rome
    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 60,000/-₹ 65,934/-

    • Rome
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Italy ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 60,000/-₹ 65,934/-

    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 7D & 6N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 60,500/-₹ 66,550/-

    • Florence
    • Rome
    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers

  • Italy ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 61,999/-₹ 68,131/-

    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 61,999/-₹ 68,131/-

    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 62,000/-₹ 67,391/-

    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 62,999/-₹ 69,230/-

    • Venice
    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 62,999/-₹ 69,230/-

    • Venice
    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 5D & 4N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 70,000/-₹ 76,923/-

    • Venice
    • Rome
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 7D & 6N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 73,978/-₹ 81,295/-

    • Venice
    • Rome
    • Paris
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Italy ( 7D & 6N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 74,999/-₹ 82,417/-

    • Florence
    • Rome
    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Italy ( 8D & 7N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 80,000/-₹ 86,956/-

    • Florence
    • Rome
    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 5D & 4N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 80,000/-₹ 87,912/-

    • Venice
    • Rome
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 80,000/-₹ 87,912/-

    • Rome
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Italy ( 6D & 5N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 90,000/-₹ 97,826/-

    • Venice
    • Rome
    • Florence
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Italy ( 5D & 4N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 90,000/-₹ 98,901/-

    • Venice
    • Rome
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 7D & 6N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 92,000/-₹ 101,099/-

    • Florence
    • Rome
    • Italy
    • Venice
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 7D & 6N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 99,999/-₹ 106,382/-

    • Venice
    • Paris
    • Rome
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Europe ( 7D & 6N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 100,000/-₹ 108,696/-

    • Venice
    • Paris
    • Rome
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

Places To Visit In Florence

Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destination

View All
  • Piazza Della Signoria in Florence

    Piazza Della Signoria has been the political center of Florence life from the 14th century. This is the square, which has got its name from the ruling body of Florence’s republic Signoria. Signoria represents a group comprising nine men who were known as priori. They were chosen randomly from the city for ruling Florence ...

    • Sightseeing
    • Historical Sites
    • City Tour
    Read More
  • Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence

    Piazzale Michelangelo is a best and most popular lookout for the stunning view of the Florence both the day and night. It is one of the best places where you can enjoy the view and the best part of it is that it is for free. You need to have a steep walk but Piazzale Michelangelo sunset is really worth with an amazing view....

    • Sightseeing
    • Historic sightseeing
    • Photography
    Read More
  • Ponte Vecchio in Florence

    Ponte Vecchio in Florence is one among the beloved landmarks of Florence. It is the old bridge which is stone span for crossing River Arno at the narrowest point. The original bridge was constructed during the first century AD but that swept away in the floods. River Arno is infamous for the floods and the bridge had to be ...

    • Sightseeing
    • St. Paul’s Ruins
    Read More
  • Santa Maria Del Fiore in Florence

    Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral which is designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and Filippo Brunelleschi. It is the third largest church of world. It is the largest church of Europe that gets completed in 15th century. The cathedral is named after Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and is the Gothic structure which is built on...

    • Sightseeing
    • Historic sightseeing
    Read More
  • Uffizi Gallery in Florence

    Uffizi Gallery is a popular museum that has got many unique masterpieces and works conserved with the walls. The majority of the works in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is dated back to the Renaissance period. Major collections are left by the Medici family to Tuscany State so they could get the state adorned to attract for...

    • Sightseeing
    • Historical Sites
    Read More

Things To Do In Florence

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

View All
  • Basilica Visit in Florence

    Florence is a place which is popular for it's historic, architectural and artistic relevance. The place is indeed a great one for history buffs. There are many palaces, monuments, museums, and Basilica in Florence that not only provides a visual treat but are a collection of great information which anyone would love to know...

    • Sightseeing
    • Historical sites
    • Churches
    Read More
  • Museums of Florence

    Florence is a city where history lives. The city center is completely covered with historic monuments, palaces, and museums. It would not be wrong to call this city itself as a museum because you may find ancient artifacts everywhere being exhibited. Here are the most popular museums in Florence one should not miss while vi...

    • Museum
    • Sightseeing
    • Historical Sites
    Read More
  • Holy Gates of Florence

    History of the Basilica and the Holy Gates  

    The Basilica of San Miniato is built between 11 to 13 centuries. The exterior of the Basilica is decorated with the marbles of white and green in color the geometrical patterns similar to the ones that one can find at the facades of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce. The mosai...

    • Sightseeing
    • Historical Tour
    • Ideal for couples
    Read More
  • Treasure Hunt in Florence

    Florence has an intimidating look with the historical monuments covering the major area of the city. Many of the monuments in this beautiful place has so many mysteries and secrets tagged with them. The treasure hunt in Florence is an amazing experience for the people who visit here as it gives the experience of being in th...

    • Adventure
    • Sightseeing
    • Unlimited fun
    Read More
  • Tuscan Food in Florence

    Tuscany is the region in Italy that provides exceptional cuisine. Tuscany is popular for the local produce and the meat. It is also popular for the seasonal foods and simplicity. The Tuscan food is as per the Italian idea of poor cooking. The concept start with the idea of making simple meals which are inexpensive and which...

    • Food
    • Unlimited Fun
    • Leisure
    Read More

How to reach the Museums of Florence

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

Where do you want to go?

<>
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2019

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace

    650+

    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers

    65+

    Destinations

    Easy, Secure & Reliable

    Traveltriangle

    Verified

    Stringent

    Quality Control

    24/7

    Support

    Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    View All
    • Trip to Europe

      I went on a 9 days Italy trip with my wife and 1 yr old daughter. Trip was planned by Shashank from I need trip. From the very first call, the itinerary seemed interesting and value for money. He took care of each and every small need of ours and modified the package as and when needed. We spent 4 nights Milan ( including day tour to lake Como and Lugano and one day tour of Venice ) personally felt that one day tour of Venice from Milan is better than staying in Venice. the tours arranged were excellent. 2 days Florence and 2 days Rome. The location of hotels were extremely convenient.. in the heart of the city, close to metro stations and numerous food options around. We didn’t face any challenges. Following are the points for improvement: There were tours of lake como and Lugano which allowed baby strollers that would have made it easier for us in the day long excursion. So for families with infants try to book those tours. The last tour.. vetican and colosseum one day.. was kind of hectic as we had to move from vetican to colosseum on our own. There were tours which covered the transfer as well. Overall it was a fabulous experience.. full marks for hotels , trains and flights. Specially hotel Axial in Florence.. it’s is located right in the center of the city where all important tourist places are 2-3 mins walk Thanks to your team for making it a memorable trip for us! .
      NA

      Nitish Agrawal

      Pune, 16 days ago

    • Trip to Europe

      Rome Florence hotel, transportation and location everything was very good. But Venice hotel, distance between the hotel and pickup point, ease of transport was not convenient and not aware of mode of transportation in Venice. Rome and Florence everything was wonderful. Venice City was mind-blowing.
      GK

      Gnanasekar Kuppuswamy

      Bangalore, 18 days ago

    • Trip to Florence

      We contacted Duniya Safari for a customized Italy trip covering 3 cities - Rome, Florence and Venice and they really exceeded our expectations! Everything about the trip was so well-organized and coordinated. Right from the airport to hotel transfers, hotel bookings, inter-city transfers and sight-seeing vouchers- everything went very smoothly. The high-light of the trip was a day trip to the Tuscany region and Piza with a wine-tasting lunch at a family-run vineyard. A special thanks to Mayuri Ganguly from Duniya Safari for making this trip so memorable for my family and me!
      SP

      Saisree P

      Bengaluru, a month ago

    • Trip to Europe

      To start with, would give a short feedback on TravelTrianglethrough whom we landed upon the Travelfunda team. The best amongst all professional itinerary designer aggregators when it comes to customised and needs based travel requirements. Had enquired with the who’s who in this segment - likes of yatra, mmt, thomas cook and finally realised how Traveltriangle has truly built up a team and an ecosystem of its travel design partners who are really passionate about travelling and not just providing business centric packages. Kudos and all the best to the whole team including Mr. Sagar from TT and Mr. Niraj from Travel Funda . Travelfunda Mr. Niraj and his team were an absolute gem of a team as persons apart from their professional roles. Humane to the core in every aspect of discussion and support and there never was “NO” as an answer in every scenario. And the secret behind Niraj’s and his team’s finesse with travel & itinerary insights is that they have themselves travelled extensively and thus could provide minute details about locales and cost saving tips during our visit. Truly appreciate and thank our stars to have opted for Travelfunda as this was our honeymoon trip. In the end, would take this a bit further in thanking from the core of our hearts that we were truly smitten when at every check-in there was a surprise and this was topped by the honeymoon surprise during our Florence check-in. Also there were a couple of instances when we had almost committed blunders in reaching required spots a bit delayed as provided in the itinerary (due to different country, extreme weather, or alarm goof ups)- however in all such instances whenever we called Mr. Niraj, the first aspect was that, we were relieved of 50% of our worries when he used to pick the call within the first 2-3 rings and the response would be “we can look and provide some other options” - in situations when we knew deep down that providing any solution would be almost not possible as everything was meticulously planned and paid for (considering optimisation of the travel budget too). Although in one of these situations we were lucky that the actual service providers in Italy were gracious enough to accommodate us in similar trips with minimal elimination/changes of sightseeing options. And thus, it is a given that we’d be opting travelfunda/travel triangle in all our future trips. Specific things done superbly by travelfunda team are #detaileditineraryfolder #VISAguidance #timelienadherencefollowupreminders #roundtheclockavailability #loveoftravel #personalisedtravelplan #optimisedbudget #localeinsights #awesomestays Team, appreciate your passion and meticulous planning and thanks from my wife and me, for a wonderful experience. Truly obliged. Keep on designing such beautiful and wonderful ITINERARIES! Regards Amreen Begum and Ali Maruf Hassan Surprise gifts in every hotel check-in Murano-Burano sightseeing tour Tuscany tour Constant connect on calls throughout the tour helped immensely in finding trip meeting points and seeing through unexpected challenges Minute insights on locales
      MH

      Maruf Hassan

      New delhi, a month ago

    • Trip to Florence

      Hotel in Rome was not good...and other hotels are good hut much far away from the main points and in that my travel adviser didn’t help me and he even not provide me cab transport facility for Florence and Venice. Memories created by us but bookings played a good role, here as well my trip company charges twice the actual cost for everything
      TG

      Tanuj Garg

      New delhi, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Florence

      Had a great trip to Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris. Uday and Prasanth from Travel Triangle supported us well with flight, rail tickets and hotel accommodation. They also suggested to book Skip the line tickets for major attractions and it saved a lot of time. They were also available 24/7 during the trip on phone for any queries or support. Thank you Uday and Prasanth!
      SS

      Sunil S

      Kerala, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Europe

      Dear Travel Traingle & Insane Travel team, As desired the feedback of our trip is as under: 1. Overall trip was very well planned and good, however the following areas could have been better: 1. Hotels : a) Delfino at Venice : The hotel was good and well connected to main city center by bus and very near to train station (a walking distance). However they did not have electric kettle in rooms for convenience of morning teas and instead they asked for charge of Euro 5 for the same which is generally not international practice and the same should have been made available in rooms. b) Diana Park hotel in Florence: Hotel's ambience internally was good - seemed to be in an old property renovated and converted into a hotel. Location was not near station and far from city center due to which we had to incur extra costs in commuting by taxi. Further the bathroom was very congested and narrow and elbows used to hit the bathroom fitting while taking bath. Thus it was not convenient to stay there, although room was good. The booking could have been in a hotel with better location and convenient to stay for the price charged and paid by us. c) Emona Aquaeductus in Rome: Location was far from city center and train station and thus not well connected. The room did not have electric kettle for morning tea although on request they provided the same to us. Thus from location perspective it was inconvenient to stay there. A better hotel could have been arranged for the price charged and paid by us. The hotels at Florence and Rome seemed to be family owned properties although 4 stars were displayed on the same but they did not have that international standard which we wanted and price which we paid. 2. Tour to Murano, Burano & Torcello islands in Venice was overbooked (may be due to long weekend on account of Eater holidays) due to which we were not accommodated on that day and instead were given option for trip on next day but since we were already booked for Florence the next day,we had to manage on our own as advised by tour operator(Alilaguna). We understand from Arpit Patel that the refund for the same is being processed and is expected to be given soon. Please take the above feedback not as a criticism but a way to look into weaker areas so as to improvise the same going forward. Overall we were comfortable with the quick revert from Insane travel when it mattered the most. With Best Wishes to you and team at Insane Travels Aditya Mathur & family
      Ad

      Adityamathur

      New delhi, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Europe

      Italy 10 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019 Tour was very well organized starting from Delhi till reaching back to Delhi. Flight and Train tickets were so well timed that we never missed breakfast. We reached hotels just the right time from Airport/Train station that we never had to wait for check-in in hotels. Airlines, Trains and cabs booked for transport were very well organized. Everything was on time no delay. We never missed any sightseeing because of delay in transportation. Hotels were good, we didn't spend much time at hotels as we were exploring the beautiful cities of Italy. All the information about important locations, mode of travel, availability of food, weather conditions, mobile phone sim card, offline google maps, clothing as per weather etc. was made available before we started. This helped us a lot in travelling and exploring our more in Italy. We visited Rome, Florence and Venice, two days stay at each city. Sightseeing of one day was booked by the agency and one day was free for us to explore on our own. In Rome Colosseum, was booked for day one (3 hr trip) it covers colosseum and two more spots nearby. Next Day we took a hop on hop off bus tour, covered the almost all the locations in Rome. In Florence, the first day was free so we explored the local sites and churches. Day two, we went for Pisa tour. It takes half a day to go and come back from Pisa. In Venice, the first day was free so we explored the Venice on our own. Spent the night of Valentine's Day in Venice, that was the best part of Venice. Next Day we went on a trip to Murono and Burano islands. Next morning cab was ready for airport transfer. Our hotels were very close to train stations, metros and Indian Restaurants, so we never had any problem with travel, transport and food. Everything was not more than 700m away. Supermarket and restaurants were close. Thank you Nisar from Memorable Vacations Holidays for the awesome arrangement.
      ND

      Nikhil Dave

      New delhi, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Europe

      Hello Team Memorable, I visited to Europe trip organised by Memorable trip majorly Krishna, It was fully customized. trip was of 11 days in which I covered Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice), Swiss (Zurich, Interlaken, Geneva, Lucerne) & France (Paris). Trip was good with little ups and downs. Thank you so much for organizing the trip and being always available for the query during trip. I really like the availability for the staff to clarify me the things whenever needed. ​ Only thing which I did not liked was of Paris hotel. Location was good but somehow room quality was not satisfactory. In future, I will surely go with Memorable, I also recommend same to try this once. Big Kudos to team Memorable.!! Regards, Ankit Sethi
      AS

      ANKIT SETHI

      Mumbai, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Europe

      It was a honeymoon travel, and we had an unforgettable trip to Italy. Everything was taken care of by holidayhub and travel triangle. Specially the pre trip preps and on the trip Mr Prashant and Yeeshu were of great help and made all the changes required even if it was last time changes and designed the package absolutely as per our demands. Also Mr Sagar Sharma took care of arranging all the packages suitable to our need. A 5 star on the services provided by travel agent Florence and Venice are unforgettable. Specially the 30 min gondola ride and water taxi provided
      MM

      Murtuza Motorwala

      Mumbai, 4 months ago

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Florence

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    A day would be enough to cover the main museums of Florence.

    No, some museums in Florence are free to enter.

    Ponte Vecchio is about 95 meters long.

    How It Works

    1
    Personalise This Package
    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.
    2
    Get Multiple Quotes
    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.
    3
    Book The Best Deal
    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.

    Corporate Office:

    Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited

    Address: Plot No - 29 , 3rd & 4th Floor,

    Dynamic House, Maruti Industrial Complex, Sector 18,

    Gurugram -122015,Haryana

    Landline: 1800 123 5555

    Connect with us on :

    Payment Options

    Made with

    in India

    All rights reserved © 2019