SIGHTS. Pinacoteca. From the internal courtyard of Palazzo Comunale, climb the stairs to the Pinacoteca, which features paintings from the Sienese and Florentine schools of the 12th to 15th centuries. In the main room, the great poet Dante addressed the San Gimignano’s
The Bargello Museum - It’s housed in a former jail, and it contains some incredible early Michelangelo works you may never have heard of, including a fantastic “Bacchus,” and Donatello’s beautiful (and recently restored) bronze “David,” which Michelangelo saw often during his childhood. Also on display are the two entries in the competition which was held to determine who would design the doors for the Baptistery.
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Santa Croce church - At the Santa Croce, you can find the tombs of Galileo, Machiavelli, Rossini, Ghiberti, and Michelangelo as well as an honorary tomb for Dante, although he’s actually buried in Ravenna. It has a distinctive painted wooden ceiling and features frescoes by Giotto. In the same church complex, the Medici Chapel has two tombs adorned with sculptures by Michelangelo and the Laurentian Library has a grand and beautiful staircase designed by Michelangelo.