The best museums in Florence in 2022

These are the top 50 best museums in Florence, Italy, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Florence:

  1. Uffizi Gallery1

    Uffizi Gallery

    The Uffizi Gallery in Florence holds a huge collection of valuable works mostly from the Italian Renaissance. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici, the second Duke of Florence, to house administrative offices and the state archive. Over the time, the Medici fam
  2. Accademia Gallery2

    Accademia Gallery

    The Accademia Gallery in Florence was founded in 1784 and holds Michelangelo's masterpiece - the statue of David. Apart from this famous sculpture, it holds other artworks by Michelangelo and a collection of Renaissance paintings. The marble statue of the Biblical hero David was created between 1501
  3. Museo Nazionale del Bargello3

    Museo Nazionale del Bargello

    Museo Nazionale del Bargello is a museum in Florence that is housed in a 13th-century palace which is the oldest public building in Florence. It opened as a national museum in 1865 after it was used as barracks, a prison, and finally the residence of the Bargello, the head of the police. The art gal
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  5. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo4

    Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

    Located just behind the cathedral, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo was founded in 1891 to hold the works of art that were originally decorating the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. There are over 750 medieval and Renaissance statues and reliefs situated over three floors
  6. Basilica di Santa Croce5

    Basilica di Santa Croce

  7. Museo Galileo6

    Museo Galileo

    Museo Galileo is a museum in Florence where visitors can learn about the history of science. Housed in Palazzo Castellani, the museum boasts a great collection of scientific instruments from the Medici Collection dating back to the 15th century. The permanent exhibition is devoted to Galileo, even G
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  9. Museo di San Marco7

    Museo di San Marco

    Museo di San Marco is an art museum in Florence that is housed in a medieval Dominican convent designed in the 15th century by a notable Italian architect Michelozzo, one of the pioneers of Renaissance architecture in Florence. The extensive collection of artworks contains paintings and frescoes by
  10. Museo di Palazzo Vecchio8

    Museo di Palazzo Vecchio

  11. Vasari Corridor9

    Vasari Corridor

    The Vasari Corridor in Florence is an enclosed passageway that was built in 1565 by Cosimo I de' Medici. Linking the Palazzo Pitti and the Palazzo Vecchio, this corridor is decorated with paintings by Raphael, Bernini, Rubens, and Rembrandt. There are windows in the middle of Ponte Vecchio that off
  12. Galleria Palatina10

    Galleria Palatina

    The Galleria Palatinain Florence is the main gallery of the Pitti Palace that contains more than 500 Renaissance paintings from the private art collection of the Medici family. It was first opened to the public by the House of Lorraine in 1828. The collection includes masterpieces by Raphael, Titian
  13. Stibbert Museum11

    Stibbert Museum

    The Stibbert Museum in Florence holds and exhibits a collection of over 36,000 artifacts, including a large collection of armour from Eastern and Western civilizations. The museum is housed in a villa that was once the home of English art collector and businessma Frederick Stibbert. It has 57 rooms
  14. Brancacci Chapel12

    Brancacci Chapel

    Located in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, the Brancacci Chapel is notable for its outstanding frescoes made by Masaccio and Masolino, great Italian Renaissance painters. The work on the chapel was finished by Filippino Lippi. Some of the highlights include The Temptation of Adam and Eve and
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  16. Museum of the Old Florentine House - Palazzo Davanzati13

    Museum of the Old Florentine House - Palazzo Davanzati

    Built in the 14th century by the wealthy Davizzi family, the Palazzo Davanzati is layered with history. The palace houses the Museum of the Old Florentine House and is the best-preserved medieval home in Florence and was furnished with art and furniture from that period. After restoration in 2012, i
  17. Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele14

    Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

  18. Basilica di San Lorenzo15

    Basilica di San Lorenzo

  19. La Specola - Museum of Zoology and Natural History16

    La Specola - Museum of Zoology and Natural History

    La Specola - Museum of Zoology and Natural History is a natural history museum in Florence. The name is a reference to the astronomical observatory founded here in 1790. The museum's collection is based on the Medici Natural History Collection and is best known for its collection of anatomical wax m
  20. Sinagoga e museo ebraico17

    Sinagoga e museo ebraico

  21. Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure18

    Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

    The Opificio delle Pietre Dure is a public institute of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage in Florence. The operating and research activities of the Opificio are focused on the fields of restoration, preservation of works of art and the teaching of restoration. The museum is housed in the ro
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  23. Gucci Museum - Gucci Garden19

    Gucci Museum - Gucci Garden

    Established in 2011, the Gucci Museum - Gucci Garden is devoted to the renowned Florentine fashion house founded in 1921. It's housed in a 14th-century palace and showcases plenty of goods including bags, clothes, and jewelry. The museum also contains contemporary art installations, a library, a caf
  24. Galleria dello Spedale degli Innocenti20

    Galleria dello Spedale degli Innocenti

    As there were a lot of abandoned babies in the 1400s, Florence needed to establish an institution which would take care of them. This Renaissance complex, the Spedale degli Innocenti, was built in the 1440s to serve as a children's orphanage and operated as one until the 19th century. It was designe
  25. Tesoro dei Granduchi21

    Tesoro dei Granduchi

    The Tesoro dei Granduchi (Treasure of the Grand Dukes) is part of the Palazzo Pitti complex in Florence. Established in the second half of the 19th century, it is housed in the northern side wing of the main building and extends over 14 rooms on the ground floor and 13 rooms at the mezzanine floor a
  26. Palazzo Medici Riccardi22

    Palazzo Medici Riccardi

    The Renaissance palace Palazzo Medici Riccardi was built by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo for Cosimo de' Medici between 1444 and 1484. He moved to Palazzo Vecchio in 1540, but part of the Medici family stayed here until 1659 when Ferdinando II sold it to the Riccardi family, a rich family of bankers who
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    Leonardo da Vinci Museum

    The Leonardo da Vinci Museum is dedicated to the life of Leonardo da Vinci where visitors can discover his inventions, machines, and paintings. The main room consists of more than 40 machines, with explanatory descriptions and multimedia devices to give a better glimpse into how they work. They are
  28. University of Florence Natural History Museum - Geology and Paleontology24

    University of Florence Natural History Museum - Geology and Paleontology

    University of Florence Natural History Museum - Geology and Paleontology is the part of the University of Florence Natural History Museum that holds around 200,000 specimens from the collections of noted geologists and paleontologists. A highlight in the museum is the vertebrate fossil collection (2
  29. The Costume Gallery25

    The Costume Gallery

    The The Costume Gallery in Florence is part of the Pitti Palace complex, located in the wing called the Palazzina della Meridiana. Devoted to fashion, its exhibitions illustrate the evolution of fashion from the 16th to the early 20th century. The collection contains more than 6,000 items, including
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  31. Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology26

    Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology

    The Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (Museo Nazionale di Antropologia ed Etnologia) is a museum in FLorence that is housed in Palazzo Nonfinito. The museum holds around 15,000 ethnological pieces and 6,100 anthropological pieces and a photographic collection with 26,000 prints and 7,000 negative
  32. Porcelain Museum27

    Porcelain Museum

    The Porcelain Museum is located in the Boboli Gardens in Florence. The museum holds a great collection of porcelain that was once in possession of the ruling families - the Medici, Lorraine, and Savoy. The items on display originate from different periods and are not only from Italy, but also from A
  33. Santo Stefano al Ponte Museum28

    Santo Stefano al Ponte Museum

    The Santo Stefano al Ponte is a Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic church in Florence. The church is used as a concert hall and features various artworks, while the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, housed in the rectory and adjacent spaces to the church of Santo Stefano al Ponte houses a collection of w
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    Leonardo Da Vinci Machines

    The Leonardo da Vinci Machines exhibition in Florence is located in the center of the city, exhibited at the Galleria Michelangelo. The museum includes over 50 models that are displayed in four rooms: one dedicated to civil machines, the second room dedicated to flying machines, war machines are fea
  35. Museo Salvatore Ferragamo30

    Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

    The Museo Salvatore Ferragamo is dedicated to the renowned shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo. Ferragamo emigrated to the United States and ended up in Hollywood where he worked with many stars in the 1920s. After that, he returned to Italy and founded a company selling unique handmade shoes and othe
  36. Museo Bellini31

    Museo Bellini

    The Bellini Museum or Galleria Luigi Bellini (Museo Bellini) is a private museum in Florence. The museum holds a collection of a dynasty of antiquarians (since the 18th century), which contains objects such as tables painted with gold from the Middle Ages, small bronzes, wooden sculptures, majolica
  37. Galeria d'Arte Moderna32

    Galeria d'Arte Moderna

  38. Museum of Florence Santa Maria Novella33

    Museum of Florence Santa Maria Novella

    The Basilica di Santa Maria Novella is a basilica in Florence of which the façade was built by Leon Battista Alberti in 1470. The church contains the fresco The Holy Trinity of Masaccio. Annexed to it are the buildings of the convent, with three monumental cloisters. The Green Cloister, the Spanish
  39. Museo Bardini34

    Museo Bardini

    The Museo Bardini (Bardini Museum) is a musuem in FLorence that houses a collection of more than 3600 works, including paintings, sculptures, armor, musical instruments, ceramics, coins, medals and antique furniture. Two rooms on the ground floor are dedicated to Florence and its history, with some
  40. Museo Archeologico Nazionale35

    Museo Archeologico Nazionale

    The Museo Archeologico Nazionale (The national Archaeology Museum) in Florence is housed in a 17th-century palace, containing collections of Etruscan, Roman, Greek, Egyptian artworks and everyday items. The Egyptian Museum is housed on the first floor, recently expanded with two halls dedicated to C
  41. Florence Charterhouse36

    Florence Charterhouse

    The Florence Charterhouse is a charterhouse or Carthusian monastery in Florence, a walled complex located on Monte Acuto. It was founded in 1341 by the Florentine noble Niccolò Acciaioli. Florence Charterhouse now holds lunettes from the cloister, frescoed by Pontormo.
  42. Museo del Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto37

    Museo del Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto

    Museo del Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto in Florence boasts a remarkable piece called 'The Last Supper' which covers more than 40 square meters. The painter Andrea del Sarto worked over eight years on his masterpiece. Some of his other artworks are on display as well.
  43. Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce38

    Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce

    The Basilica di Santa Croce is one of the most important churches of Florence and is considered one of the most beautiful Gothic basilicas of Italy. It is the largest Franciscan church in the world and because of all the burial monuments inside, the church functions as the pantheon of Florence. In t
  44. Museo Novecento39

    Museo Novecento

    The Novecento Museum (Museo Novecento) is located in Florence, inside the ancient Spedale delle Leopoldine. It is dedicated to 20th century Italian art and has about 300 works on display in 15 rooms.
  45. Casa Buonarroti40

    Casa Buonarroti

    Casa Buonarroti is an estate in Florence that was once owned by the great sculptor Michelangelo, but who never lived here. The property was given to his nephew and later turned into a museum devoted to Michelangelo's early artworks - most notably the relief sculptures Madonna of the Steps and the Ba
  46. Museo di Casa Martelli41

    Museo di Casa Martelli

    Museo di Casa Martelli in FLorence is housed in Palazzo Martelli, a former residential palace. This civic museum exhibits in situ the remains of the original family's valuable art collection, as well as its frescoed rooms. The collection includes works by di Cosimo, Francia, Morandini, Rosa , Giorda
  47. Chiostro dello Scalzo42

    Chiostro dello Scalzo

    If you want to see lesser known artworks of Florence, visit the Chiostro dello Scalzo and discover its hidden gems. This cloister served as the entrance to the chapel of the Confraternity of St. John the Baptist in the 14th century. Highlights are the beautiful frescoes depicting the life of St. Joh
  48. Museo Horne43

    Museo Horne

    The Museo Horne is a museum that is housed in the former Palazzo Corsi in Florence that holds a collection that mainly consists of art and furnishings of the 14th and 15th centuries. The collection includes ancient artifacts, sculptures, painted chests and a notable collection of manuscripts and pai
  49. Museo Marino Marini44

    Museo Marino Marini

    The Museo Marino Marini museum in Florence is devoted to Marino Marini, a 20th-century Italian sculptor born in the Tuscan town of Pistoia. Spread over four floors in a former 9th-century church, the museum exhibits about two hundred pieces of his artworks organized in a thematic order. The collecti
  50. Cenacolo di Fuligno45

    Cenacolo di Fuligno

    The Cenacolo di Fuligno is a museum in Florence that is dedicated to the great Last Supper by Pietro Perugino, in the refectory of the former convent of Sant'Onofrio, also known as the nuns of Foligno. In addition to The Last Supper of Perugino on the back wall of the refectory, the museum is dedica
  51. Museo Casa Rodolfo Siviero46

    Museo Casa Rodolfo Siviero

    Museo Casa Rodolfo Siviero is a museum in Florence that is dedicated to Rodolfo Siviero, who was an Italian secret agent and art historian who was most notable for his work in recovering artworks stolen from Italy during the Second World War. Rodolfo Siviero left his house and all the assets contain
  52. Complesso di San Firenze47

    Complesso di San Firenze

  53. INAF Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory48

    INAF Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory

  54. Villa del Poggio Imperiale49

    Villa del Poggio Imperiale

  55. Museo del Calcio50

    Museo del Calcio

    The Museo del Calcio is a sports museum in Florence that is dedicated to the history of the Italy national football team. The museum is housed in a builidng of the Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano, the central training ground and technical headquarters of the Italian Football Federation. The co

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