Casa Buonarroti, Florence

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#34 of 91 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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  • Unless you're fans and connoisseurs of Michelangelo's sculpture, and I would say that you can also avoid visiting.
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  • My artist-art-teacher husband loved this smallish house museum. It's an out-of-the-way place belonging, at one time, to THE Michelangelo’s great nephew. It's filled with Michelangelo's studies and wor...  more »
  • The Casa Buonarroti in Florence is a place where they kept the main objects of Michelangelo's genius in order to retain and deliver to posterity the precious memory of the great artist. The Buonarroti House is one of the sights of Florence as it manages to convey emotions with many works of art kept here like marble reliefs and masterpieces of Michelangelo young as the Madonna of the stairs, witness intense passionate study of Donatello, and the battle of the Centaurs, eloquent sign of love never faded for classical art.
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  • This is a nice little museum in the family home of Michelangelo. It has many works of art of his as well as art collected by his family. It is located not too far away from the Basilica di Santa Croce and isn't crowded at all. In fact, when I visited my partner and I were the only people inside. The admission price isn't too high so definitely worth a visit if your in the area.
  • It's a decent museum. Kind of small but there are two works by Michaelangelo that worth seeing. If you have a particular fondness for Michaelangelo (and you should) you should try to visit this museum. It's pretty nice and there are no crowds. Otherwise feel free to skip it. This is not a must-see.
  • Nice to see where Michelangelo lived and his earliest works. No lines here.
  • Three stars for the two original Michelangelo sculptures, but the staff weren't very polite or helpful. So if you are a real fan of Michelangelo and want to see everything he did, then go, but don't expect great service
  • What a little gem! Absolutely loved this place. I had it all to myself.
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