In you use a budget hotel close to the Museum dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence, you will be near what is considered to be one of the most important Church museums of Italy. The collection of art within is astounding. The palazzo, now museum, was built using the plans of the architect Luigi del Moro and first opened in 1891. Since then it has been housing and conserving fabulous pieces of Florence’s history. After the flood of 1966, the museum had to be renovated and has had today’s lay-out since 1999.
The collection is a testimony to centuries worth of typical traditional Florentine art. All of this is a definite must see, so check the listings here at EasyToBook.com for a great deal on one of the many budget hotels near the Casa di Dante Museum in Florence. Countless sculptures and statues in a large variety of mediums by some of the most renowned artists are represented in the museum. One of the Museum’s jewels is the priceless ‘second of the three Pietas’ by Michelangelo. The ‘Room of the Cantorias’ by Luca Della Robbia and Donatello was moved and set-up on the second level of the museum. This is amongst the most significant sculptures of the Renaissance. The list of treasures is long - partial façades, Ghiberti’s restored original panels for the door of the Baptistery, statues by Arnolfo di Cambio and the Chapel of the famous Reliquary of St. Paul’s Book. Some of the Museum collections are sixteenth and seventeenth-century sculptures including various wooden models of the cupola and the tools used by Filippo Brunelleschi - also several sixteenth-century gold embroidered hangings and so much more.
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