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Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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San Marco
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Address: Piazza Santissima Annunziata n. 9b, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 23575
08:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Fri 08:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 14:00
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USD 27.00*
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Etruscan treasures

We went specifically to visit the Etruscan collection, which was very well curated and displayed. Many small burial objects with photos and diagrams of the original tombs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Carol B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years, I've been to Florence many times, but this was my first visit to this museum—I was missing out big time. This museum has amazing exhibits, and I could easily have spent many more hours wandering inside. Not to be missed are the Chimaera of Arezzo (end of the 5th - early 4th cent. BC), bronze head of... More 

3 Thank Andy B
West Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent collection of ancient artifacts. Has English descriptions as well as Italian (unlike some of the other museums that only had Italian). I personally am more interested in artifacts than paintings so this was the best museum in Florence for me. It did not disappoint and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was not to busy either.

2 Thank paulhundal
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse is an amateur archaeologist; needless to say, when we recently visited Florence (our fifth) we just had to make the time to visit this collection, one of the oldest of its kind in Italy. Located near the Galleria Accademia, housed in a former palace belonging to a Medici (sister of Cosimo II) and graced with a nice garden,... More 

2 Thank EloZ523
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is quite an impressive collection despite other reviewers' points about lack of english translation. I'm actually glad they watch these artifacts like a hawk, with so many stories of vandalization. Get away from the crowds and see one of the most impressive collection of Etruscan art and artifacts.

Thank Jenelle S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went specifically to visit the Etruscan collection, which was very well curated and displayed. Many small burial objects with photos and diagrams of the original tombs. Excellent large timeline display upstairs. Most notations included English. Spectacular not to be missed huge bronze chimera, the logo of the museum and one of the most exquisite objects you'll ever see. We... More 

1 Thank Carol B
Kihei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The collections of Egyptian and Etruscan pieces are amazing! I highly recommend and thoroughly enjoyed studying the pieces. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Plan on about 2-3 hours. Only certain sections had English language. I only wish the lighting were better, both for viewing and photographing.

Thank Mauibeth
Greater Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Rude, sad staff, a pity as it is a great museum. I was the only visitor for most of my visit and can understand why, the staff because visits are an inconvenience to their sleep. Several simple rules, don't take a picture of the gardens out of the upper window and under no circumstances attempt to enter the garden or... More 

1 Thank Scott S
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

this wasn't a must do for us but as we happened to be passing and had passes we thought it would be rude not to. I'm so glad we did though, this place had lots of interesting sections and some great exhibits to learn more about.

Thank Hannikins
Burnley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

If you can't read Italian you will be wasting your time. Lots of visually interesting objects but very little description in English.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We found the staff to be rude and resentful of us being there, despite the fact that we were the only ones in the museum. One guard followed us as closely as if she were with us. They had open doors to the garden, and when we walked toward the door, they bit our heads off, in Italian. The pieces... More 

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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