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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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  • what a great place! This is a great museum of Michelangelo's early sculpture. There is a lot of interesting family information there too.  more »
  • This was an home that was filled with pieces selected by Michelangelo's grand nephew, who was named after him. The pieces were very interesting. Not a lot of his own works. I am very glad we had the o...  more »
  • I went for a long walk in search of the Casa Buonarroti, Michelangelo’s former residence. Its facade was very unprepossessing (he was a very stingy guy apparently) and I walked past it before back tra...  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
  • Super, excellent