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Casa Buonarroti, Florence
(3.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Knowing very well the main monuments of Florence I wanted to delve into other realities. I knew the reputation of Casa Buonarroti for loans of designs seen in different exhibitions devoted to Michelangelo and out of curiosity I wanted to visit. Though his grandson's eponymous opera I was committed to see the battle of the Centaurs artwork of a Michelangelo 16 and I was surprised the paintings that the nephew wanted to dedicate the famous Uncle--the rooms are small and not suited to visiting groups
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  • Small museum in the childhood home of Michelangelo. It's a nice museum but you need there are not too many proposals.
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  • The house belonged to the great artist-which gives a more intimate environment. There are objects, early works and sketches for later works. Worth every minute. Worth what was paid (6.50 if I'm not mistaken).
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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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