Stefano Bardini Museum Florence for an aperitif in a Blue atmosphere


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The art dealer Stefano Bardini opens his elegant house and art gallery in Florence - Tuscany - Italy to those who like enjoying a special aperitif in the eclectic atmosphere of the XIX century

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Stefano Bardini Museum Florence for an aperitif in a Blue atmosphere

  1. 1. Stefano Bardini MuseumThe art dealer Stefano Bardini opens hiselegant house and art gallery to those whowant to enjoy an aperitif in the eclecticatmosphere of the XIX century Made of Tuscany Florence Italy
  2. 2. . organizes your aperitif at theStefano Bardini Museum in Florence Made of Tuscany Florence Italy
  3. 3. Info & reservation: Made of TuscanyVia Maffia, 39/R50125 FirenzeTel: Made of Tuscany Florence Italy
  4. 4. When and how?• On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.• Groups min 10 max 30 persons• Euros 39 p.p.• The price includes entrance to the museum with guided tour and aperitif with appetizers in the room of the Florentine Marzocco, the limestone statue of the Lion representing the city of Florence Made of Tuscany Florence Italy
  5. 5. On demand with taylor made program• Buffet lunch or enriched aperitif on request• Special opening of the museum for gala dinners Made of Tuscany Florence Italy
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  15. 15. The Stefano Bardini Museum• The museum is named after its creator, Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), the most authoritative Italian antiquarian, who, after years of intense business activity, decided to transform his collection into a museum and donate it to the Municipality of Florence. The palazzo where the museum is housed was bought and renovated by Bardini himself in 1881 so he could carry out his antique business. With some changes to the structure and the addition of some authentic architectural elements such as tympanums, portals and stairs, the antiquarian Bardini transformed the old building, once the church and convent of San Gregorio della Pace, into a charming neo-Renaissance palazzo suitable for housing not only the exhibition gallery but also a series of laboratories where the works of art were restored, ready to be sold.• The antiquarian helped to make the legend of the Italian Renaissance known the world round and showed great interest not only in the great masterpieces but also all manner of applied arts, which still today constitute one of the most appealing parts of the collections. Among Bardini’s customers were the most prestigious collectors in the world and some of the ideas he used for the museum layout were widely imitated. The splendid blue colour of the interior was replicated by the couple Jacquemart- André and by Isabella Stewart Gardner in Boston.• In 1922, the Florence City Council came into possession of a conspicuous inheritance. While recognising its importance and great artistic value, it nevertheless did not agree with the layout that the antiquarian had given to the works.• In 1925 the Bardini Museum became a civic museum and pieces from the Council collections were added to the works purchased by Bardini. Made of Tuscany Florence Italy
  16. 16. The Stefano Bardini Museum• The current layout, the fruit of intense studies and restoration work, follows the original plans of its founder, who set out the works by genre, according to an eye- catching aesthetic canon. Nevertheless, one room has been set up to recall the Bardini’s former role as a civic museum. The items on display reveal a close bond with the city and originate from the demolition of the old city centre in 1881 and the churches acquired by the Council following the dissolution of the ecclesiastical institutions in 1886. Also on display in the same room are other important works belonging to the City Council such as Il Porcellino (the Piglet) by Pietro Tacca and the Diavolino, or Satyr, by Giambologna.• The Stefano Bardini museum is an extraordinary illustration of collecting, antiques and artistic crafts from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuriesWORKS:• The Museo Bardini houses over 2,000 items, including sculptures, paintings and the applied arts, from ancient art to the eighteenth century, with the majority from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Among the most significant works are Charity by Tino da Camaino, the Madonna della Mela and the Madonna dei Cordai by Donatello, Saint Michael Archangel by Antonio del Pollaiolo, Atlas by Guercino, a precious collections of medals, bronze figures, oriental rugs, splendid fifteenth-century chests and a small but very important armoury.• Made of Tuscany Florence Italy
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  37. 37. The Stefano Bardini Museum• Address: Via dei Renai, 37 (Bridge Ponte alle Grazie) Firenze• How to reach the museum:• Bus ATAF & LINEA 12-23-C-D• Radio Taxi 055.4390• Radio Taxi 055.4242 Made of Tuscany Florence Italy
  38. 38. Technical Organization byMade of TuscanyTour OperatorGuided tours in Florence and Tuscany, Apartment rental, Hotel Booking, Incoming Service, Travel and TourismVia Maffia, 39/R - 50125 Firenze (FI) – Italy Made of Tuscany Florence Italy