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Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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San Marco
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Address: Piazza Santissima Annunziata n. 9b, Florence, Italy
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The first floor of the museum was really disappointing (even with only costing 4 Euro), nothing is written in English and there was no real story or display. However, the museum... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating Etruscan displays, but the really wonderful part is the extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities from a wide time range. Not a lot of explanatory materials in either Italian or English, it's true, but the pieces are glorious and the essentials are covered. Truly marvelous. Allow at least 2-3 hours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The first floor of the museum was really disappointing (even with only costing 4 Euro), nothing is written in English and there was no real story or display. However, the museum is hiding Egyptian treasures. The next floor is full of artifacts from Egypt in the most complete collection I've ever seen it holds around 10 Sarcophagi with the bodies... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Huge amount of Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman sculptures, votives, funeral ornaments, coins, jewellery, and much more. Must see. Worth your time.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

There are a lot of excellent exhibits in this museum which would put it near the top of my list of things to do in Florence, but any non-Italian speaker will find her/himself walking past fascinating-looking exhibits with only a guess at what they are. Some are not labelled at all. The Etruscan rooms do have English explanations, but by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Disappointing. Many of the exhibits were not labelled. The guide leaflets, both in Italian and other languages, were missing from the trays where they were clearly supposed to be.

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Oshawa, Canada
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Well worth the visit, great collection (the only extant Egyptian war chariot outside Egypt in the world, 3000 years old), no lines, low price ! On top of all this it's located perfectly to visit one of Brunelleschi's earliest works (Ospedel) and in view of his great Duomo. Inexpensive coffee nearby (student district) and an excellent art supply store around... More 

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Lamia, Greece
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

nothing special but it is worth going ...the egyptian section is very good....cheap entry [ 5 or 6 euro ] ....peaceful place away from Duomo madness...

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Over the years, I've been to Florence many times, but this was my first visit to this museum—I was missing out big time. This museum has amazing exhibits, and I could easily have spent many more hours wandering inside. Not to be missed are the Chimaera of Arezzo (end of the 5th - early 4th cent. BC), bronze head of... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Excellent collection of ancient artifacts. Has English descriptions as well as Italian (unlike some of the other museums that only had Italian). I personally am more interested in artifacts than paintings so this was the best museum in Florence for me. It did not disappoint and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was not to busy either.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

My spouse is an amateur archaeologist; needless to say, when we recently visited Florence (our fifth) we just had to make the time to visit this collection, one of the oldest of its kind in Italy. Located near the Galleria Accademia, housed in a former palace belonging to a Medici (sister of Cosimo II) and graced with a nice garden,... More 

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The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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