Top Museums in Florence

Despite Florence being an authentic “open-air museum”, the city also has some of the best museums and art galleries in the world. The following are the best museums in Firenze:

The two must-see museums

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the best known art galleries in the world. It features paintings like The Birth of Venus and the Adoration of the Magi.

Galleria dell'Accademia

The Accademia Gallery is the second most visited museum in Florence after the Uffizi Gallery. It houses the stunning sculpture David by Michelangelo.

Other museums in Florence

Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Housed in one of the oldest buildings of Florence, the Bargello features one of the largest collections of Italian sculpture (14th to the 16th centuries).

Palazzo Vecchio

Former residence and workplace of the Signoria of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio is one of the city’s symbols and a great place to visit.

Museo dell’Opera del Duomo

Although it is not very famous, this impressive museum features the original sculptures of the Cathedral, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile.

Museo Galileo

The Museo Galileo (former History of Science Museum) houses one of the largest scientific instruments collections in the world, from the Renaissance era.

English-speaking guided tours

If you would like to discover Florence’s most renowned museums with an English-speaking guide and without having to wait in the queues, check out our various guided tours: