ORSANMICHELE

Located halfway between the Palazzo della Signoria and the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Orsanmichele is a unique and extraordinary monument in which the civic and the religious come together as one.

 The art historian Antonio Paolucci dubbed it a “Temple of Work” (“Tempio del Lavoro”) for its symbolic representation of the Florentine guilds, responsible not only for Orsanmichele’s construction but also for the prosperity of the Republic of Florence in the thirteenth century.

It was also, as Piero Bargellini—an unforgettable mayor of the city of Florence—recalled, “the place where the Grain of the Commune (municipality) was stored; the Grain of the people and of the poor, which the Commune’s prudent regulations sought to defend against speculation of rations, at all times, but particularly in years of famine.”

In the mid-fourteenth century, the granary was consecrated as a Christian church.

The niches on the exterior of Orsanmichele’s impressive building in pietra forte were adorned with sculptures commissioned from the most famous fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Florentine artists. Today, the versions you see outside are copies, and the original sculptures can be found on the first floor of Orsanmichele’s museum. On the museum’s second floor—the highest point of the structure— visitors can enjoy a unique and unparalleled panorama of Florence.

The impressive marble tabernacle of the Madonna delle Grazie is conserved in the church’s interior, where Holy Mass is regularly celebrated.

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Informations:

AccessIBILITYThe museum is not equipped with access devices for people with disabilities.

Opening hours and ticketing:

 TEMPORARY CLOSURE:
The SCULPTURE MUSEUM from 24 September 2019
The CHURCH from 30 September 2019
Orsamnmichele will reopen to the public on Monday 23 December 2019
 
OPENING HOURS FROM 23 DECEMBER 2019
THE CHURCH (on the ground floor) is open:
Daily: 10.00 - 16.50
 
THE SCULPURE MUSEUM (on the first and second floor) is open:
MONDAY: 10.00 - 16.50 (Closing procedures begin at 16.40)
(CLOSED ON MONDAY 6 JANUARY) 
SATURDAY: 10.00 - 12.30 (Closing procedures begin at 12.20)
 
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every day 
Opening of the Church 
only 10.00 -17.00
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 openings of THE MUSEUM 
10.00 -16.50
  
SAT
openings of THE MUSEUM 
10.00 -12.30 

 

CLOSING DAYS

 “Si comunica che quest’Istituto s’impegna per Offrire al pubblico un orario di visita quanto più esteso possibile, nel rispetto dei criteri per l’apertura al pubblico, la vigilanza e la sicurezza dei musei e dei luoghi della cultura statali previsti dal D.M. del 30 giugno 2016, in attesa che vengano espletate le previste procedure concorsuali finalizzate al superamento  delle attuali carenze organiche e al conseguente incremento del personale in servizio"

AdmissionsFree entry

Contact US FOR MORE Information
Via dell'Arte della Lana - 50123 Firenze
Phone: +39 055 0649450
Email: mn-bar.museodavanzati@beniculturali.it

 

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