By Rick Steves
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Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful compact 280-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you’re spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.
Rick Steves' Pocket Florence includes the following walks and tours:
Accademia Tour: Michelangelo's David
Uffizi Gallery Tour
Duomo Museum Tour
THE TOUR BEGINS
Map: Bargello—Ground Floor
Map: Bargello—First Floor
The Rest of the Bargello
The Renaissance began with sculpture. The great Florentine painters were “sculptors with brushes.” You can see the birth of this revolution of 3-D in the Bargello (bar-JEL-oh), which boasts the best collection of Florentine sculpture.
You’ll see Donatello’s David, a sly little boy who slew a giant. The museum has the original contest panels for the Baptistery doors, the event that kicked off the Renaissance. And there are several Michelangelo statues—less-famous works that show off different aspects of his varied style.
The Bargello is relatively small and uncrowded, a pleasant break from the intensity of the rest of city. After enduring the intensity of the Uffizi, take a quiet stroll through the Bargello, and immerse yourself in the ambience of Renaissance Florence.
Cost: €7 (or €4 if no special exhibits), cash only, free and crowded on first Sun of the month, covered by Firenze Card.
Hours: Tue-Sat 8:15-17:00, until 13:50 if there are no special exhibits; also open second and fourth Mon and first, third, and fifth Sun of each month. You can reserve an entrance time, but it’s unnecessary. Tel. 055-238-8606, www.polomuseale.firenze.it.
Getting There: Via del Proconsolo 4, a two-minute walk northeast of the Palazzo Vecchio.
Getting In: You must pass through a metal detector to enter. No liquids are allowed in the museum.
Tours: Audioguide rentals are €6 (€10/2 people).
Length of This Tour: Allow one hour.
With Limited Time: See the Michelangelo room on the ground floor and the Donatello room on the first floor.
Photography: Permitted without flash.
Starring: Michelangelo, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and four different Davids.
THE TOUR BEGINS
Buy your ticket and take a seat in the courtyard.
- On Sale
- Apr 18, 2017
- Page Count
- 19 pages
- Rick Steves