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Address: Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39-055219-432
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Description: The first contemporary art museum in Florence houses more than 170 works...
The first contemporary art museum in Florence houses more than 170 works of Marino Marini, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century.
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For the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem if nothing else

Leon Battista Alberti was responsible for the upper façade of Santa Maria Novella including the lettered frieze (1470). Another, equally beautiful work is the Holy Sepulchre of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Leon Battista Alberti was responsible for the upper façade of Santa Maria Novella including the lettered frieze (1470). Another, equally beautiful work is the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in the Rucellai Chapel. This can be found in the now reinvented San Pancrazio church which has become the Museo Marino Marini. There's also a marble floor roundel (not by Alberti) in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

In a nice counterpoint to all the renaissance art in Florence, we used the Firenze pass to visit the sculptures of Marino Marini displayed a very contemporary adaptation of an old church. As a bonus the old church's 14th century Rucellai Chapel and its large marble sacellum are stunning!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

...then it's the sort of stuff you'll like. Marino Marini was a mediocre modernist sculptor who enjoyed a bit of success way back when modernism was riding high. So there's nothing of any great visual interest to see here. But the museum is still worth visiting, as a sort of metaphor for our times: a once beautiful holy place that's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What a welcome respite from all the Renaissance art! Having never even heard of Marini, we had no idea what to expect other than "modern." He turns out to be quite eclectic, with dozens of paintings, sculptures and drawings to see. For me, the building itself is the more memorable experience -- worth a visit even if you're not a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The visit to this gallery turned out to be one of our most memorable of our trip to Florence. My husband is an architect and knew of Marinis works. The renovated space was beautifully executed with soft light, parchment walls, European oak seating and stairs and sculptures displayed in niches and wall openings. The sculptures were moving. I could feel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Went to look at the work. Three people stared at us and threw our change back at us when we paid for our tickets. There is no air conditioning, which is probably bad for the paintings and works on paper even if many are reproductions. One woman followed us around as if we were going to try to steal one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Everything is amazing about this museum! The work of Marino Marini is wonderful to keep looking at and keep discovering new details and feelings. The building is a masterpiece of architecture, the old church is perfectly reworked for Marini's work, and the temporary exhibition very beautiful (ends today :-( ). One of Firenze's hidden treasures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Both Marini's art and the architectonic recyclig of an old Church are worth a visit. strenge enough we were nearly the only visitors, Even with the surrounding streets full of tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A marvellous experience. Expressive sculptures of man and horse placed in an old church. We visit this museum every time we go to Florence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Have walked by this museum countless times but never entered. Having been to most Florence attractions over the years decided it was time to hit a few we haven't tried. The outside doesn't look like much but it is a great museum space inside. I have never been a fan of Marini's paintings and prefer his sculpture and even prints... More 

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Address: Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39-055219-432
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo

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