MADONNA had an art museum in Italy closed down for the day so she could view it in private.

The superstar singer - currently on her MDNA world tour - reportedly offered bosses at the prestigious museum an undisclosed amount of money if they agreed to shut the doors to the venue for a day during her visit to the country last month.

The Material Girl and her 15-person entourage - including Brahim Zaibat and her 11-year-old son Rocco - spent hours at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence on June 17.

“Madonna was very interested in the works of Botticelli, but also in the explanations about the paintings involving pagan and sacred myths,” a source said. Recent reports claimed Madge set up a “sterilization team” to wipe away any DNA in her dressing room after shows on her MDNA world tour. –SS