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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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  • On the occasion of the G7 of culture was inaugurated a small additional exhibition on the ground floor of the same building accessible with the same ticket of 6.50 euros (reduced 4.50). View interesting, if ALL the signs were translated into English would be appreciated.
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  • 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 »
  • In this museum there are no queues and almost no tourists. However there are 2 bas-relief of the great Michelangelo: "Madonna at the stairs" and "Battle of the Centaurs". In addition, several drawings and a "fine" of plastic. I, as a fan of the Renaissance and the genius sculptor, could not pass up.
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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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