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Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy

Archaeological Museum Florence ItalyFamous for the bronze Greek statue known as the Idolino, the Archaeological Museum is housed in the Palazzo della Crocetta, which was built for the grand duchess Maria Madalena of Austria in 1620, probably by Giulio Parigi.

Established in 1870, the Museum contains one of the most important collections of Etruscan art in the world.

One section of the Archaeological Museum is formed by the Egyptian collections, which are the most important in Italy after those of Turin. There is a section dedicated to Attic black-figure vases and houses the famous Fran├žois Vase, from the 6th century BC, attributed to the Greek artist Cleitias.