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Bargello

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The National Museum of Bargello has its setting in one of the oldest buildings in Florence that dates back to 1255.

Its walls witnessed important episodes of civic history. It was the meeting place of the Council of the Hundred in which Dante took part.

It witnessed sieges, fires, executions, the most famous perhaps being that of Baroncelli, involved in the Pazzi Plot against the Medici, which Leonardo Da Vinci also witnessed.

The building's use as National Museum began in the mid-19th century.

Today, Bargello Museum wheelchair users Florence accessible tours, it is the setting for sculpture, mainly from the grand ducal collections, and for many examples of "minor" Gothic decorative arts.

The large 14th century hall on the first floor displays some works by Donatello ( 1386-1466 ) including the early marble David, the St George moved to this location from the niche in Orsammichele, the more mature and ambiguous bronze David, the Atys. and the Marzocco, originally installed on the battlements of Old Palace.

The works of the master are surrounded by the most delicate works of his pupils Desiderio da Settignano ( c. 1430-1464 ) and Antonio Rossellino ( c. 1427-1479 ).

The collection at the Bargello Museum wheelchair users Florence accessible tours, also includes the two panels entered by Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi for the Baptistery door competition of 1401.

The Renaissance repertoire comprises the glazed terracottas by Luca della Robbia ( c.1400 - 1482 ) that include a very extraordinary group of Madonna with Child.

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