Bargello Museum Florence

The Museum of the Bargello fo Florence conserve extraordinary sculptures and "smaller limbs". The Museum of the Bargello of Florence is situated in an imposing building constructed around to the half of XIII the Century, according to the Vasari, on design of Lapo, father of Arnolfo di Cambio, in order to accommodate the Capitano del Popolo; subsequently center of the podestà and the Council of Justice.

In the 1502 the palace became center of the Council of Justice and the police, whose head was said, exactly, "the Bargello".

In 1786, Peter Leopoldo abolished the capital punishment and the present instruments of torture in the palace were burn. The prisons remained in use until the half of XIX the century, when it were transferred in the former convent of the Bulwarks (Murate); the complete restoration of the building began therefore, to work of Francisco Mazzei.

From the 1865 many have been capacities in the palace (become National Museum) important sculptures of the Rinascimento, between which capolavori of Donatello, of Luca of the Robbia, of Michelangelo, of the Verrocchio, of the Cellini.

The museum of the Bargello of Florence introduces also collections of bronzetti, waxes, enamels, medals, ambers, seals and tapestries, coming from from the medicee collections and donations of private.

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