Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

The original seat of the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore was next to the Palace of the Magistrature and only in 1400 it was moved to the present one. A collection of objects of sacred art that come from the subsequent restorations and reorganizations of the Duomo.

From the ticket office you enter a first room where fragments from the Roman age are exposed; the following room hosts Gothic sculpture groups by Andrea Sansovino that come from the Baptistery, after the 16th century substitution. Right next to it are the sculptures that come from the Bell-tower and from the façade. Climbing a small flight of stairs you reach the room that gathers the furnishings that were taken out of the Duomo in1838 because they were considered contrasting with its Gothic austerity. The paintings by Jacopo di Cione and Bernardo Daddi were therefore destined to the Museum. In the octagonal room are exposed reliquaries from different ages. Facing the first flight of stairs is the Pietà by Michelangelo which dates back to 1550 ca. Continuing the flight, on the first floor you enter the Sala delle Cantorie (the choir room) of Luca della Robbia and Donatello. Passing on to the Sala delle Formelle (the tablet room) that come from the Bell-tower and depict the human activities tied to the Necessitas (manual works), Virtus (the work of the social life), Sapientia (sciences), Arts. Along the corridor you can see the instruments used during the construction of the Duomo, wooden models, wooden miniatures of the facade through the various ages. Directing yourself towards the exit, in the court-yard are the bas-reliefs of the Porta del Paradiso - the door of paradise - (Baptistery) kept in a nitrogen atmosphere.

Indirizzo: Piazza Duomo, 9 - Firenze
Biglietto: 6,00 €
Riduzioni: -
Orario apertura: On Working 9.00 - 19.30; on Holiday 8.30 - 13.45
Chiusura: 1st January, Easter, 8th September, Christmas
Telefono: 055.2302885