The Middle Ages on the Road at the Bargello National Museum

'Benedictio baculi et peregrinorum' in 'Pontifical romain à l'usage de Vienne'The Bargello National Museum from March 20th to June 21st is hosting the exhibition “The Middle Ages on the Road”: a selection of 12th to 15th-century maps, medieval travelling ‘kits’, pilgrims devotional objects, merchants’ items, and household articles.

 Capitello binato con imbarcazioni

After being on show at the Musée de Cluny of Paris, from October 2014 to this February, the over 100 works of art here in the Bargello offer visitors both a symbolic and a genuine journey in time. Five are the themes. 1. The representation of the world.

 Mappamondo XV sec.

2. The salvation of the soul: pilgrims, preachers and clergymen

 05 13th-century leather shoes

3. The war: crusades, knights and military dispatches

 Scènes de l'histoire de Lérian et Lauréolle : le Pardon du roi

4.The business journey: merchants, bankers, heralds

 07 Letter of exchange Paris-Pisa dated 1396

5. The political and social visibility: sovereigns voyaging, wedding processions

 08 15th-century parade saddle

Opening hours, every day from 8.15 am to 5 pm, closed every 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month. Full price ticket costs 7 Euros.

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