Opening on October 29th, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence

Save the date because the doors of the Museum of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are reopening on October 29th. Here over 750 works of art cover 720 years of history. And for some more figures: the museum is on three floors for a total of six thousand square metres divided into 25 halls.

02 Donatello, Jeremiah, 1427-1435

This temple of art houses masterpieces of sacred art by titans such as Arnolfo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo, Verrocchio and Michelangelo, just to name a few. It is also the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculptures in the world, including medieval and Renaissance statues and reliefs in marble, bronze and silver by the leading artists of the era.

03 Lorenzo Ghiberti, Gates of Paradise, Moses panel

Most of the masterpieces here on show were specifically made to adorn religious monuments, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery and Giotto’s bell tower. For a preview take a look at this video.

04 Luca della Robbia, detail of the Cantoria, 1431-38

Multimedia tools and educational activities and workshops are at hand for school-children to help them learn and explore the museum’s immense legacy. There is also an area for temporary exhibitions and special events where the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo will interlace a dialogue with other international museums and cultures.

05 Donatello, detail of Magdalene Penitent c. 1455

To conclude this unique tour, a visit to the panoramic terrace offers a breathtaking view of Brunelleschi’s dome, a token to faith during the centuries.

06 Opera del Duomo

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