Cathedral Museum, Florence, Italy
Piazza Duomo 9, Florence, Italy 50122| Map |
Visitors with an interest in sculptures will find many treasures at the Cathedral Museum, founded in 1891. One of the most famous sculptures of Western art can be found in the mezzanine -- Michelangelo’s Pieta, a marble group of the limp, broken figure of Christ, the face of Mary and grief-stricken Joseph that he created in his old age but never finished. Michelangelo smashed this piece because he was not satisfied with the quality of the marble. His pupil, Calcagni, reassembled the fragments and, except for the broken figure of Christ, added the finishing touches. In addition to famous sculptures, the museum houses notable works of art including gold and silver items and embroidery.
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The greatest treasures of the Cathedral Museum's Altar Room are the silk and gold needlework panels depicting scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist.
Address: Piazza Duomo 9, Florence, Italy 50122| Map
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 7:30 pm; Holidays 9 am - 1:40 pm. Closed Jan1, Easter, Sep8, Dec25
Price: Admission: $7.68