Stibbert Museum, Florence

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  • Want to go out off the beaten path? Direction the Hill of Montughi, above the Piazza della Libertà! In addition to nice views of the city, you will find a fabulous House-Museum, founded in the 19th century by a wealthy collector of the obsessive kind, Frederick Stibbert. To an incredible profusion, the museo Stibbert offers exceptional collections of armor, weapons and costumes ranging from the Renaissance to the 19th staged by the master places, whose spectacular parades of men in weapons from Europe, world Ottoman and samurai of extraordinary beauty and passion who your children, as well as works of art and decorative arts in abundance. Fans of Napoleon will discover the costume wearing during his coronation as King of Italy in 1805. For security reasons, the visit is accompanied by (about 1 hour). You can lunch or enjoy on-site and also picnic in the extensive Park surrounding the House (available for free), a garden populated English factories, including an Egyptian temple on the edge of a lake where ducks swim: tables and benches you waiting for a good time away from the crowd.
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  • A large Museum with armour of many different countries and even a sarcophagus. On a visit there is including stibbert's home. There is also a guide that explains and is very friendly. When you leave there is a lovely garden. I'd recommend it.
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  • With a friend we decide to go and visit this beautiful little gem. Fascinating collection of armor and not only, maintained very well and in my opinion to turn with the Guide. The rabbit because it is really worth it.
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  • If you are a collector, this is the place for you. There are incredible displays of knight armor, samurais, and so much more. The art work on the ceilings is gorgeous. 7 euros a person to get in. I heard if you want to take a guided tour it's with the curator of the museum and 150 euros.
  • As an armour fanatic, this is one of my favourite places in the world. Absolute gem! (And they allow photos - thank you!!)
  • This museum is awesome! Quiet and private location with a beautiful park that is excellent to wander through. An escort through the museum protect the items throughout meaning that most of the items are not being glass, providing excellent photo opportunities and fine detail! The vast armor collection is fascinating and will provoke a discussion on who would win in a fight, a heavy armor clad lancer or samurai (my bets on samurai). Our experience would be enhanced if there was a guide (audio or tour guide). Maybe there is?
  • Beautiful, one of a kind experience. See an amazing collection of armor and other artifacts, along with a beautiful 19th century house. Our guide explained much of the history of the pieces along with tidbits about the life of Stibbert and his family. My wife and I had the entire places to ourselves, great alternative to the sea of tourists in Florence.
  • This was my favorite museum in the whole city of Florence. While I have visited other venues like the Leeds Armor Museum, the Smithsonian, and various touring armor exhibitions, nothing comes close to either the quantity OR the quality of this museum. The visit is set up into four main parts, the European Armor, Arabic Armor, Japanese Armor, and then the mounted riders hall. You are able to get much closer to the pieces and get a better view of the fastenings, hinges, and overall workmanship than any other museum I know of. Because of the nature of the open exhibits, they can only be visited on the guided tours with a "keeper" who yells at the dorks who try to touch things, but they didn't mind that we went on two tours back-to-back for extra time in the exhibits. Realistically, this museum can't exist in it's current form for long before they put everything behind glass (out of reasonable concern for the collection). I would highly recommend adding this museum to your trip!
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