Bargello - Table of Contents

Inner Courtyard - Bargello National Museum
(pronounced: bar jello)
AKA: Palazzo del Bargello,   Museo Nazionale del Bargello, or   Palazzo del Popolo (Palace of the People)

Florence, Italy

Lapo di Cambio
Original function:
Housed the city's public officials, well before Palazzo Vecchio in 1299
Name origin:
Name from that of the chief of police, Bargello, who made his headquarters here in the middle of the 1500s.  Prison: late 16th c. until restoration
Opened as National Museum:

February 2020 Photos


Large rafter tails   ...   Also popular in the Arts & Crafts style (1905-1930)

Voussoirs   ...   Hood molding   ...   Trefoil arch   ...   Leaded glass windows

Two tie rod anchors



Groin vaults   ...   Tie rod

Black and white marble   ...   Note corbel at bottom, detailed below:

Corbel features acanthus leaves

Note (upside down here)  fleur-de-lis with stamens which is the City of Florence symbol.   The French symbol of fleur-de-lis has no stamens.

Note (upside down here)Florence   fleur-de-lis with stamens which is the City of Florence symbol.    ...   Photo taken from different angle below:

Note  intertwined paired dolphins on the Roman sarcophagus    ...   Three details below:

Detail #1

Detail #2

Detail #3

Photos and their arrangement 2020 Chuck LaChiusa
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