The Palace of Bargello Is a Treasured Site in Florence

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Kevin Martoken enjoys traveling to many countries. One of the most enjoyable locations that Kevin Martoken has visited is Florence, Italy.

Florence contains many beautiful historical landmarks. A more notable one is the Palace of Bargello, now a museum that had once headquartered the chief of the police named Bargello during the middle of the 16th century. It was built in 1255 when Florence had its own government, including a unique constitution and its own currency. The palace was the first building to house the public officials of Florence, which was convenient due to its central location in the city.

This palace became a National Museum in the middle of the 19th century. Some of the most famous works of art are on the first floor, including “Madonna with Child,” a bronze version of the statue of David, and glazed terracottas by Luca della Robbia. Elsewhere in the museum, some of the pieces featured are busts of Florentine personalities, the portrait of Costanza Buonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and a group of bronze animals.


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