Discover how Renaissance sculpture broke all the molds. Learn about great masters like Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and others. The itinerary begins with a walking tour, stopping at landmark sites where public competition and commissions triggered artistic genius. Then visit the Bargello and admire original works housed in an impressive medieval structure. Discover the Davids which were the forerunners of Michelangelo’s colossal. Learn about different sculpture techniques.
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Hear the story behind the creation of the Baptistery doors and how two masters like Brunelleschi and Ghiberti went head to head in a heated competition in 1401.
See beautiful sculpture adorning the facade of this medieval church. Learn how Donatello made great innovation and broke away from the medieval style, marking the beginning of the Renaissance.
Step inside the square some have called an outdoor museum. The Loggia dei Lanzi, just outside Palazzo Vecchio contains original works from ancient times to the Renaissance. See the works that came to symbolize the political power of Florence and its rulers.
Once headquarters of the chief of police and site of public executions, the Bargello houses one of the finest collections of Renaissance sculpture in the world.
Museum entrance and reservation fees (Euro 12.00 per person)