Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, Florence

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View some of Florence's most treasured sculptures at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore on the Piazza del Duomo. The extensive collection primarily contains pieces moved from the city's cathedral for restoration and protection. You can view Michelangelo's second "Pieta," a revision of his earlier work. You can also admire sculptures by Donatello and Ghiberti. Guided tours are available in English. Book ahead of time to ensure a spot. Our Florence trip planner makes visiting Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and other Florence attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This museum has been totally upgraded and re-staged over the last several years. The display of art work is far more coherent, and the far easier to appreciate than the former, somewhat hodge-podge....  more
    This museum has been totally upgraded and re-staged over the last several years. The display of art work is far more coherent, and the far easier to appreciate than the former, somewhat hodge-podge....  more »
  • The original Baptistry doors alone make this work the time to see. A incredible collection, well organized and documented. 
    The original Baptistry doors alone make this work the time to see. A incredible collection, well organized and documented.  more »
  • The museum is filled with amazing pieces of art, like the original baptistry doors and Donatello's wooden Maria Maddalena, which is one of my all time favourites! It is also very well laid out, and... 
    The museum is filled with amazing pieces of art, like the original baptistry doors and Donatello's wooden Maria Maddalena, which is one of my all time favourites! It is also very well laid out, and...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful space created to house many of the original sculptures from the church of Santa Maria. Large vast halls to showcase the works that were on the facade greet you as you enter. After you pass through a number of rooms showing the development of the church. Lovely spot.
  • Detailed and full of life. Beautifully organized. Not too much wait, the lines moved fast. Extensive (as expected, given the size of the Duomo). If you go, don't miss the movie they pass on the construction of the ceiling, first floor (it continuously plays in Italian first, then in English.)
  • A nice museum right by the Duomo, and seems to be generally overlooked considering its central proximity. One of the best places to see works by Donatello.
  • Nice museum with lots of sculptures. The visit is about an hour and provides a good overview of the history of the opera.
  • Overwhelmingly beautiful works to behold. Very good use of an afternoon, to slowly browse through and get the most historical perspective of Duomo art.

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