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A visit to Italy wouldn't be complete without a stop at some of the country's fabulous collection of museums.

Beat the queues at the Uffizi by boking your tickets online or find little-known museums in Rome that aren't full of tourists.

Whatever you do, don't overlook Bologna. Many destinations in Italy are museum pieces in their own right.

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Museums in Italy

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Online reservation services for museums in Florence -- Galleria degli Uffizi; Galleria dell'Accademia; Galleria Palatina; Museo Archeologico; Museo del Bargello; Cappelle Medicee; Museo di San Marco; and Museo di Arte Moderna.

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Find museums in Italy by category or region. On site descriptions with opening times and admission fees -- and links to the museums themselves, if they have a website.

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Forget the queues at the Uffizi and discover the little-known museums in and around Rome.

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Explore the monuments, historic periods, artists and art works that have made Florence such a tourist attraction. Navigate from the map or browse the index.

Archaeological Museum, Bologna:
The Archaeological Museum of Bologna is located in the ancient "Ospedale della Morte" (Death Hospital). Dating back to the 15th century, it contains the University collections, the Collection of Pelagio Palagi and local archaeological discoveries.

Art in Bologna:
History and art graduates offer to show you the cultural highlights of Bologna.... or you can follow their suggested itineraries on your own.

Buscemi Rural Museum:
Constructed on the site of original buildings, where people once lived and worked, Buscemi is testimony to the life and world of the Sicilian people; especially of the Ibleans. The Museum is open every day, including holidays, from 9am to 1pm.

Certosa Natural History:
About ten kilometers east of Pisa, near the village of Calci, the monumental complex of the Certosa houses the Museum of Natural History of the University of Pisa.

City Art Collections -- Bologna:
Located in the former winter apartments of the Cardinal Legate, in the Bologna Town Hall, the collection is a rich treasure of furniture, furnishing and canvasses from the 14th to 19th century. Closed Mondays.

IMSS - Firenze:
The Institute and Museum of History of Science, founded in 1927, is located in the Palazzo Castellani. The Museum collection includes around 5000 original items.

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Located in via Valdonica, in the area of the former ghetto. Jewish culture has been deeply rooted in Bologna and Emilia Romagna for centuries.

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Located in the medieval Castello Guidi (11-12 century), the Leonardo Museum dominates the small city of Vinci -- in the heart of Tuscany.

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Bologna's Morandi Museum, located within the prestigious Palazzo d'Accursio, houses the richest collection of works by Giorgio Morandi. 281 exhibits and a faithful reconstruction of Morandi's studio with his original furnishings, tools and models.

Museum of Physics -- Napoli:
More than 600 instruments, catalogued and placed in impressive 18th century display cases, depicting the development of Physics in Naples.

Palazzo Grassi -- Venice:
The last of the great Venetian residences on the Grand Canal. All the exhibitions presented by Palazzo Grassi S.p.A., Fiat's cultural institution in Venice, have met with wide public and critical acclaim.

Sardinia's Archaeology:
The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari, within the Museum Citadel, comprises the National Picture Gallery, the Communal Arts Gallery and the Regional Ethnographic Museum -- as well as the Department of Archaeological Science and Art.

The Bolognese Specola:
The Museo della Specola is housed in some of the rooms of the 18th century tower, built onto Palazzo Poggi, and used for astronomical observation.

Uffizi Gallery -- Firenze:
Browse the Galleria degli Uffizi online for a map of the Gallery and an alphabetical index of the artists and their room numbers. Handy for planning your visit but no pictures of the paintings and no reservations by e-mail.

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