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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  • A very peculiar place to discover the centuries, the works, the artists behind such an architecture like Florence Duomo!  more »
  • The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo houses a fine collection of art and artifact which over the years have been removed from the cathedral, bell tower and baptistery and allows for a more organized...  more »
  • Spectacular museum. The Doors to Paradise are worth the visit on their own. But it's more than just the doors here. See the entire museum.  more »
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  • History, faith and art!! All here. Really though: what's not to love!!!! It's the only museum in the heart of Firenze!! I enjoy walking here at night. It looks surreally beautiful! Out of this world renaissance beauty!!MichaelAngelo, Paolo!! The bell tower!! That view from up above!!! Museum!! Baptism!! It's magnificent from both inside and out!
  • Interesting rabbit warren filled with items. Lovely 'Touchable' replicas of some of the main exhibits (take care not to touch the wrong things) & fascinating details about the dome, including Brunelleschi's death mask. Pieta & Penitent Magdalena on ground floor Room 10. Plenty of clean toilets. Only downside is the lack of information about the pieces etc. We enjoyed our couple of hours there & 10 year old quite happy too.
  • It would be a colossal mistake to go to the Duomo and not explore this museum. I certainly didn't expect to spend as much time in here as I did but it was very interesting and so well put together. I really learned quite a bit and have a whole new appreciation for the ingenuity of the people in that era.
  • The duomo museum is a nice addition if you already visited the other main sites and you have time. There is not a lot of explanation in english so I recommend to order a tour for a better understanding of the exhibitions.
  • Beautiful museum. Well worth the visit. The pieces in there are amazing to see up close, rather than just seeing them from afar when looking at the actual church.

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