Casa Buonarroti, Florence

3.5
#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.
Create an itinerary including Casa Buonarroti
map
Places to stay near Casa Buonarroti
Casa Buonarroti Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
151 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • Unless you're fans and connoisseurs of Michelangelo's sculpture, and I would say that you can also avoid visiting.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original
Google
  • Considering that this was the home of one of the greatest artist of all times, I was a bit unimpressed. Mediocre exhibit with a small amount of content. Also, photography is forbidden.
  • Small but excellent museum. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
  • Really nice place to help understand more Michelangelo's family.
  • You won't really find much of his works in here
  • Interesting first drafts of Michelangelo

Plan your trip to Florence

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Casa Buonarroti by other users

15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Florence BY A USER FROM ROMANIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO May, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 55 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Florence BY A USER FROM BULGARIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Rome & Florence BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans