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Casa Buonarroti, Florence

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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. Plan to visit Casa Buonarroti and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Florence attractions using our Florence itinerary planner.
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  • As we had some free time and wanted something different we know Michelangelo's House. It's a nice place with a lot of his work, unknown. It's small, but it shows a little bit of your work, and it is interesting to imagine that there lived one of the most famous painters in the world. Of a given.
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  • A small museum out from traditional ones, definitely could be looked after better, but I found it extremely interesting. I commend especially with ticket personnel, of salt and bookshop (Martina!) courteous and above all extremely professional. Thanks for giving us fantastic two hours.
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  • Very pretty and interesting ... with drawings and sketches you can understand his study in realizing his great works.
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  • Only few nights for Michelangelo in this house
  • Nice spot
  • Is an interesting place, there are private collections of family Buonarotti. It is worth visiting only after visiting other museums
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  • Museum to see
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  • A small museum housing priceless really works, including the first youth of Michelangelo creations, the first drawings, the first sketches and sketches. Do not underestimate even the private chapel by the family, a sort of room frescoed and furnished to make immortal the genius of the Buonarroti family. In short, a small little place, perhaps a bit anonymous, but of absolute value!
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