Bandini Museum

Bandini Museum, Fiesole: Hours, Address, Bandini Museum Reviews: 4/5

Bandini Museum
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Friday
10:00 - 15:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
About
The small but charming Bandini Museum conserves significant Tuscan medieval and Renassaince art. Inside it you can admire paintings dating from XIII to XV centuries, as well as a small collection of byzantine works and terracottas by Della Robbia. Its silent and calm atmosphere will enchant you!
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< 1 hour
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HH2801
Somerset, UK315 contributions
Super staff
Aug 2019 • Family
I have to admit that visiting the Bandini Museum was not that high up our list as we had our sights set on the archaeological museum. However with that done we thought we would pop in. Well the collection by this priest that is displayed is fascinating and includes both paintings and ceramics. We were so lucky that the kind lady who is curator of the museum took the time to explain the exhibits to us, giving us so much information. It made all the difference to know the history and background of what we saw. Many thanks for making our day.
Written 11 August 2019
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patinhongkong
hong kong466 contributions
Surprising collection of early Renaissance, late Gothic art
May 2019 • Couples
This museum shows mostly works collected by a local 18th century cleric Angelo Bandini and originally housed in a local church. As such, it displays his personal taste for late Gothic pieces of great beauty and delicacy, alongside other woks contributed to the museum by the diocese. Almost without exception these are religious works and I'd guess Bandini had a particular attachment to the the Virgin. There are some big names represented here but the point is to look around and decide for yourself which are your favourites. It's not a huge collection, but very rewarding to explore.
Written 13 May 2019
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Lesley C
Norwich, UK150 contributions
Just ok
Apr 2019 • Family
We added this to our ticket as the weather wasn’t great and I think it was only 4€ extra but there is actually very little to see inside. What there is is very beautiful but I wouldn’t bother if the weather is nice or you’re very keen on Della Robbia ceramics and church art.
Written 14 April 2019
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Doug W
Mandurah, Australia116 contributions
Lovely little gem of a museum...
Sep 2018 • Couples
Entrance to this amazing little Bandini museum is included in the price of the ticket to the Roman amphitheater, baths and exhibits center. It would be easy to forget to visit after touring the other sites as it is tucked away at the outside of the main entrance. I had to ask where it was....Anyway, I am glad I did because we found the religious art collection of the priest Bandini along with the ceramics to be on par, if not better, than those on show in the Uffizi etc. Also, the staff were very helpful and informative, pointing out to us details in the artwork we would have otherwise missed, such as where an artist had included himself in the painting. Don't forget to visit here when you're in Florence.
Written 19 October 2018
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Small but very good
Jun 2018 • Couples
This small museum displays a lot of della Robbia work. If you like his glazed pottery, this is the right place for you. Beside that there are very nice paintings 13-15 century.
Written 11 July 2018
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GothenburgProfessor
Gothenburg819 contributions
Interesting, but nothing to write home about
May 2017 • Couples
If you are in Fiesole and have spare time, this small museum might be worth visiting. It has some interesting items on display, but nothing to write home about.
Written 19 July 2017
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Artist-Journey
Madison, AL77 contributions
A Little Jewel of an Art Museum
Jun 2016 • Solo
One of my favorite museums. I always visit whenever I'm in Fiesole. In June I had the opportunity to visit several times, taking the time to study the Tuscan art. I'm a professional artist, fascinated with icons and art history. Don't miss the gorgeous full figure painting of young pregnant Madonna. Take the time to be quiet and let these ancient works of art speak to you. Well worth the visit.
Written 27 November 2016
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Library flower
243 contributions
Surprised but delighted
Sep 2016 • Solo
I had no idea what treasures this little museum held before I went in. Had never heard of it... it was just part of my ticket from the Area Archaelogical that I had visited. It was absolutely gorgeous. The paintings mainly 12-13th Century were beautiful. I took close up photos of nearly every Madonna and child (as I love the imagery). I encourage everyone to go who has the faintest interest in this period as it is a treasure trove.
Written 20 September 2016
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hikeforcalm2
New South Wales, Australia158 contributions
Beautiful glazed pottery by Andrea della Robbia & his sons!
Jun 2016 • Friends
On a Tuscany walking holiday with Ramblers Holidays UK; we took the local bus No 7 from Piazza San Marco up to the sweet little village of Fiesole in the Mugello foothills, 25mins ride from Florence. Our combined ticket in Fiesole was for the wonderful Archeological area and, across the street from the entrance, this delightful little museum. After viewing so much sculpted and painted art treasures all over Tuscany, these beautiful glazed pottery wall decorations were a wonderful change. Luca della Robbia founded a workshop in central Florence (1399-1482) which became very successful, lasting more than 150 years. The hand potting & glazing techniques were a secret. There are also works by competing artisans, Benedetto Buglioni & family.
I love the wonderfully preserved high colour, especially of lemons & leafy garlands, & the shiny glazed finish on these pieces. It's wonderful this art form of glazed pottery is still so popular in Italy. Walking down any residential street, you see small originals everywhere on delightful plaques showing house numbers & names.
Written 2 July 2016
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24lorraineS
Cary, NC589 contributions
Small but beautiful works on display.
Jun 2016 • Friends
This houses the collection of Angelo Bandini from the church of Sain'Ansano. He died in 1803 and left his collection to the bishop of Fiesole. There are wonderful gold leaf religious paintings in great shape.along with the paintings are several Della Robbias. It is worth the visit and may be paired with the ruins museum next door, but not worth it.
Written 12 June 2016
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Bandini Museum is open:
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 15:00