The Bargello

The Bargello is a former prison that now houses many famous works of art. Executions used to take place in the courtyard. In the museum are several pieces by Michelangelo (which I will have to return to see because the room was closed) and Donatello's David. Also, there were the competing designs by Ghiberti and Brunelleschi for the design of the Florence Baptistery doors.

Palazzo Vecchio 

The Palazzo Vecchio is right in front of the Piazza della Signoria (where the fake David statue stands). It means Old Palace and is the town hall of Florence but also a museum. The rooms are lavishly decorated and several rooms are named for the frescoes on the ceiling devoted to different gods and mythological stories. Hercules was pictured a lot in the rooms and I guess his story is symbolically bound to Florence and the Medici.

Boboli Gardens + Pitti Palace

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