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Museo Casa Martelli

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Address: Via Zannetti n.8, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 216725
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Excellent guided tour

I loved the family history attached to this building, as well as the beautiful paintings. Really gave a feel of the personalities throughout the centuries.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
MicaelaD
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Rome, Italy
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Museo Casa Martelli is a nice in house museum which is located on Via Zannetti. It houses some lovely paintings and works of art and is a nice place to visit

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I loved the family history attached to this building, as well as the beautiful paintings. Really gave a feel of the personalities throughout the centuries.

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atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This house museum is a lovely, quiet escape from the usual Florence attractions. There are only a handful of rooms, but they are beautiful - each with impressive frescos and period furniture. My favorite was the "garden" room - a room painted as if you were outside. It was created since the property didn't have a garden of it's own.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had passed the closed door to this Villa many times and one day we saw the door open and enquired if the public could visit. Thursday at 5 p.m. was the appointed time and one of the staff gave us a private tour of the apartments. We were astounded at the beauty which lay behind this closed door and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I went with my Italian school and It was truly worth my time. I paid three euros to go on an Italian tour and walked through rooms filled with spectacular art and decoration. The paintings were my favourite, but it was also memorable for other aspects of the rooms - ceilings, wallpaper, railings etcetera. The family dates back to the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Casa Martelli is easy to overlook in the wealth of offerings in Florence but it should be on your list if you enjoy interior design as much as art. The palazzo typifies a noble residence of Florence going back to the days of the Medici. It was lived in by a member of the Martelli family until about 20 years... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It was amazing visiting this museum. The very interesting thing does not only come from the paintings but also from the way they put those paintings together on one wall to another. This is true art.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

In April of 2012 I had the opportunity to visit Florence again and I had read in the Florentine English newspaper of the Casa Martelli. One has to arrange for a ticket that costs three euro at the ticket office at Orsanmichele. A a tour guide is needed to visit the Palazzo at a specific time. The guide was an... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

The palace is dimly lit by candelabra as you walk through. Windows are shuttered because light must be kept from the paintings and wall coverings but it is absolutely intriguing as this place was occupied by members of the Martelli family till the last little old lady died in 1986 - she lived just in a few rooms - rarely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

If you are able to, I definitely say check this museum out! They have very limited hours (only open on Thursdays and Saturdays). They say you must call ahead to reserve, but I was able to get in without calling ahead. In fact, I tried to call ahead, and the women on the phone told me that they only had... More 

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