Casa Buonarroti, Florence

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#37 of 70 in Museums in Florence
Learn more about Michelangelo's early life and works at Casa Buonarroti. Although the property was never actually inhabited by the iconic Renaissance artist, it was in his possession until he gifted it to his nephew Lionardo Buonarroti. Michelangelo's great-nephew, Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger, later transformed the house into a museum. View two of Michelangelo's oldest sculptures, the Madonna of the Steps and the Battle of the Centaurs, as well as his walking cane, sword, and leather shoes. Also, check out the small wax models that he used and the extensive library that boasts the family archives as well as some of the artist's drawings and letters. This museum is best suited for Michelangelo enthusiasts, as many of his most famous pieces are not present here. Use our Florence travel planner to visit Casa Buonarroti on your trip to Florence, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The actual home that Michelangelo lived in in Florence. Only a block from Santa Croce and an easy and rewarding several minute side trip.  more »
  • And there are some works of michelangelo, others, collected by the family or donate to the same, others salvaged from the heirs. A famous House intereasante, but not among the top attractions of the city
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  • After 4 trips and 36 years of visiting Florence finally made it here (as couldn't be bothered to queue for St Croce). Marvellous and empty. Two early and beautiful Michelangelo sculptures the I had re...  more »
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  • Inspiring place, shows the genius of the man from a young age.
  • Only for Michaelangelo freaks!
  • The idea that Michelangelo once stated here....
  • Only few nights for Michelangelo in this house
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