In a city full of them, here are 15 best rated!

The Uffizi Gallery is high on the list of attractions in Florence. Its stunning collection of Renaissance art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Vinci and others is as beautiful as it is intriguing, with all the sub plots that were involved in creation of the masterpieces.

It is connected by the Vasari corridor museum to the Pitti Palace, another must-see attraction. Decide how much time you want to spend and on which parts of the gallery so that you maximize your visit.

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Michelangelo's breathtaking and world famous David, is here. Also see art by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and del Sarto. The Museum of Musical Instruments here has original instruments by Stradivari and Cristofori, the inventor of the piano.

Michelangelo's David at the Accademia is like Vinci's Mona Lisa at the Louvre. It is the big reason for the hordes of visitors. The Accademia also houses Michelangelo's unfinished 'slaves' and Giambologna’s 'Rape of the Sabines'.

Why is David so famous? Read on to find out more about Michelangelo's unique depiction of David.More Details>
If you would like an idea of how the other half lived come to the Pitti Palace. There are so many museums housed in the Palazzo that you will be spoiled for choice.

The ceiling artwork in the Palatine Gallery and the well tended and ornamental Boboli Gardens are beautiful, the exterior has fountains, grassy areas and lots of places to sit and watch the world go by.

If you have an interest in fashion the Costume Gallery showcases fashions from the past 300 years. Read on for interesting details about its occupants.More Details>
Visit to view exquisite Tuscan works from artist and sculptor Michelangelo, including the Bacchus relief representing Madonna with Child, Brutus and David-Apollo and Donatello's David. The second floor rooms are dedicated to the glazed terracottas many busts of famous Florentines of the era. Take a guided tour to learn more about the history and the events which took place in the building. More Details>
The Museum of St. Mark may be a little off the main tourist trail but it is worth the trip just to view the frescoes and incredible artwork by Fra Angelico. The place has spiritual atmosphere which you can't achieve with lots of crowds. The library on the first floor built for Cosimo de Medici is an incredible sight and the Adoration of the Kings by Benozzo Gozzoli should not be missed.More Details>
For a different take on Florence you must visit the Museo Galileo, the museum houses a plethora of scientific instruments and apparatuses used by Galileo Galilei. Depending on how long you have to spend in the museum, Room II is dedicated to Astronomy and Time, Room V The Science of Navigation, Room VII is Galileo's New World, all are worth viewing and shouldn't be missed. More Details>
The Loggia dei Lanzi is open to everyone, it's outside so you can enjoy a refreshment from across the square and still enjoy the view. The detail and feeling you will get however, when close up is mesmerizing. As the Piazza della Signoria was a square where the politics of the city were discussed, many of the statues made a political statement. More Details>
A museum next to the Duomo housing Medieval and Renaissance art including Michelangelo's Pieta, and works by Ghiberti and Donatello. The museum halls house 25 rooms spread over 3 floors all with incredible sculptures, reliefs and artwork. On the ground floor you can see the Tribuna di Michelangelo which is one of the most popular rooms, and the Sala della Maddalena. The first floor comprises the Gallery of the Campanile, the Gallery of the Cupola, also the Music Gallery, and the second floor the bell tower. More Details>
Come here to be amazed that one family had these religious buildings all to themselves. The chapels are divided into three parts, which include: The Crypt, which is where minor family members were laid to rest. The Chapel of the Princes with the huge Buontalenti designed dome - six of the Medici Grand Dukes are buried here, and finally the New Sacristy which was built by Michelangelo between 1520 and 1534 as a reminder that the Medici were enlightened patrons.More Details>
Visit San Lorenzo Basilica to view the wonderful works of Michelangelo which are unique to the church and chapels. You can purchase a ticket which enables you to view the Medici Chapels as well.More Details>
If you have an interest in military history, armour and Japanese swords you should visit here. It really is an intriguing museum different from many others in Florence. Stibbert collected artefacts from all around the world all of which you can be fortunate enough to see here. Afterwards you can stroll around the garden exploring the small Egyptian temple and pavilions.More Details>
Visit to view the frescoes of Benozzo Gozzoli, the Chapel of the Magi which you can reach via the grand 17th century staircase. The chapel contains incredible sculptures, frescoes and artwork which have to be seen to be believed.More Details>
The exterior building of Palazzo della Mercanzia is where the Museo Gucci is housed, it was originally built to support the trade guilds in the early 1300's. It served the interests of the city's silk weavers, wool manufacturers and cloth importers and became the administrative base which put Florence on the map. The museum takes a detailed trip throughout the decades which inspired the ever changing fashions and transports you straight into the world of luxury goods and accessories.More Details>
Visit if you have interest in natural history and science. From butterflies to birds and primates to deer, there is even a hippopotamus which used to be a Medici family pet which they used to treat like it was a dog. The anatomical wax figures are incredibly lifelike and show an insight into the human anatomy like never before.More Details>
The artwork inside the church is incredible in particular the fresco of St. Jerome in his Study by Domenico Ghirlandaio dating back to 1480. The cloister artwork is worth coming to see it will inspire and educate.More Details>

Map : Museums And Art Galleries

Address Details

1 : Uffizi Gallery
Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122, Florence

2 : Accademia Gallery
Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50121, Florence

3 : Pitti Palace
Piazza de' Pitti, 1, Florence

4 : Bargello National Museum
Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122, Florence

5 : San Marco Museum
Piazza San Marco, 3, 50121, Florence

6 : Museo Galileo
Piazza dei Giudici, 1, 50122, Florence

7 : Loggia dei Lanzi
Piazza della Signoria, 50121, Florence

8 : Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore
Piazza del Duomo, 9, 50122, Florence

9 : Cappelle Medicee
Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123, Florence

10 : Basilica di San Lorenzo
Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123, Florence

11 : Museo Stibbert
Via Federigo Stibbert 26, Florence

12 : Riccardi Medici Palace
Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129, Florence

13 : Gucci Museo
Piazza della Signoria, 10, 50122, Florence

14 : Museum of Natural History la Specola
Via Romana, 17, 50125, Florence

15 : Church of All Saints
Borgo Ognissanti, 42, 50123, Florence

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