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Casa Buonarroti

Florence | FIne arts, Decorative arts
€4.5 - €6.5
7 22 Votes
Museum and monument. A place to remember and celebrate the greatness of Michelangelo and at the same time a pompous and Baroque exhibition of the art collections of the family. Casa Buonarroti is one of the most extraordinary Florentine museums. It offers in the first place the possibility of admiring the two famous marble relief pieces, sculptured by Michelangelo in his early years: the Madonna della Scala, which clearly shows the passion of this artist for Donatello and the Battle of the Centaurs that echoes the admiration of the artist for classic art.

It is equally suggestive to enter this 17th century palace and connect the works by Michelangelo to the centuries of history of the Buonarroti family, who greatly contributed to enlarge the building and embellish it with the aim of preserving precious objects from different cultures (that include the recent collection of the autograph drawings by Michelangelo consisting of 205 precious sketches and the equally important Archive and Library). The building exhibits rare art collections comprising paintings, sculptures, majolicas and archaeological findings that are now arranged on the two floors of the Museum. A specially equipped room displays on rotation a small number of the drawings of Michelangelo.

The importance of Casa Buonarroti goes far beyond the celebration of an extraordinary personality like Michelangelo, although it displays many of his works and documents. The works exhibited in these rooms comprise: The Crucifix of Santo Spirito, which critics tend to attribute to Michelangelo, the two 16th century Noli me tangere based on the lost cartoon, the Wooden model for the façade of San Lorenzo and the River Divinity, which was used to prepare one of the sculptures made for the New Sacristy.

10:00 - 17:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Casa Buonarroti
  • Address: Via Ghibellina, 70 - 50122 - Florence - Italie
  • Phone: (39) 055 241 752


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Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°C2, C3

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