Museo Novecento
Museo Novecento
3.5
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
The Museo Novecento Is Dedicated To The Italian Art Of The 20TH And 21ST Century And Offers A Permanent Collection And Many Temporary Exhibitions, Art Installations And Special Projects. The Museum Is Located In The Ancient Spedale Of The Leopoldine In Santa Maria Novella Square.
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Neighborhood: Florence Historic Center
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  • Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella • 6 min walk
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3.5
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Matteo B
67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Business
Florence's Municipal Museum of Modern Art, founded in the 1970's. The collections are mainly focused on italian XXth century artists, displaying somehow second-rate works of art. Card payments are not accepted, unlike most of the city's museum, so it's hard for a non-italian visitor to get an interest in it; some masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael are accessible for cheaper entrance fees.
It could be interesting for art students and teachers, but there's no free admission for people aged more than 18, while Uffizi Galleries and Accademia (Michelangelo's David) do have it.
Written February 9, 2019
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Brent45
Chicago, IL183 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Feeling overwhelmed and footsore after days of viewing famous Renaissance art, statues and architecture? Drop in at the Museo Novecento to see the newer stuff -- Italian art of the 20th century. Opened in 2014, the museum shows about 300 paintings, sculptures, videos and installations. A highlight is the theatre (you can sit down!) on the third floor that shows clips of movies filmed in Florence, including "A Room with a View."
Written February 5, 2017
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Dennis M
Toronto, Canada68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Located on the south side of the Santa Maria Novella Piazza, this municipal museum has a reasonable collection of 20th century Italian Art. Since Florence attracts visitors mainly for its outstanding Renaissance art, this museum is sparsely attended. On a Sunday afternoon there were no more than six visitors wandering over the three floors. In fact, there were more staff than visitors. The €8.5 admission charge is a bit steep and be warned that they do not take VISA. Also, in a move that seems a little extreme they require that all purses be checked in lockers that charge €1.
Written October 25, 2015
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kokribite
london102 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The museum was so-so - the temporary exhibitions were not very interesting and there wasn't enough of the permanent exhibition. However, what really made it poor for me was the staff.
I went to buy something from the shop at the end of the visit. There were two people serving and one was free; I went up to him but he pointed to the woman. I waited for quite a while for her - she was dealing with someone who had various papers etc. to grant her reduced entry.
When it was my turn I handed her a book, with a smile. She grunted 'Eight!' back at me. I paid. At no time was there anything else from her, no please, no thank you, nothing.
From reading some of the other reviews here, I think that some staff training might be in order.
Written April 7, 2023
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Amnon2014
Tel Aviv District, Israel87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
If you're in Firenze you must visit the exhibition dedicated to the great British artis Jenny Saville in this museum. It's an amazing experience
Written December 18, 2021
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zvdt
Bristol, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
I must concur with other reviews that this is a fantastic place. I was bored by the endless old art at the uffizi so decided to try this place, to see the permanent and temporary exhibitions it was only €5 (reduced rate). I spent an enjoyable 2 hours here and it could have been longer if I wasn't tired from the ufizzi visit earlier in the day. Also the fire alarm went off as I was watching the moving film part of the exhibition so I didn't get to see everything I would've liked- nevertheless highly recommend this place as a break from endless frescos
Written May 3, 2017
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Simon R
Bromley, UK180 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
I have to be honest: I am no great lover of 'modern art' but everywhere I go, I do try and learn, hoping to see the light.. And sometimes I find galleries and museums which do seem to inspire: the Stedelijk in Amsterdam and the Tate Modern in London. But not here, I am afraid, despite the enthusiasm of our guide book. And one feels bad about it because this museum seeks to be an artistic response to the catastrophic damage done in Florence in the 1966 floods.
If an 'artist' basically cannot 'draw', I feel that they have to offer something extraordinary (eg Picasso's mutli-million dollar 'divisionist' paintings). Here there was very little that was out of the ordinary. As a lover of Art Deco, I like geometric paintings, but there was only one that made me stop for more than a cursory glance. Everything else is really desperately ordinary. There are two decent sculptures , curiously side-by-side, Martini's 'La Pisana' and the Etruscan style bronze horse of Marini. Two things, though, did grab the attention: the moving documentary about the Florentine floods and the short collection of snippets from films featuring Florence. And it is a lovely setting in a 13th century 'palazzo'.
If you do decide to go and find you share my view, well, there is the glorious church of Santa Maria Novella on the other side of the square !!

Very disappointing but
Written December 24, 2016
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sccrref
Tucson,Az1,667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Without crowds too. Just by the train station and the Santa Maria Novella church. Signed well in English. Focus on Italian artists of the 20th century. 3 floors. Well spaced. Very unique way you can stand in a spot on the floor and hear audio relating to a work. Can do in an hr-hr and a half.CASH only. Highly recommend
Written July 8, 2016
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Waiariki
Rotorua, New Zealand158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We have visited many art galleries over the world and after three weeks in Italy were looking forward to something modern. However, this gallery failed on several levels: the directions were not easy to follow; They did not take credit cards; it was housed in a beautiful old building, but every so often garishly coloured passageways led you to the next space - it was quite discordant. Some of the works were striking, but generally seemed to be poor imitations of the original inspirations i.e. Picasso, cezanne et al. On the plus side, there were explanations in English and you were given a free booklet in English to accompany the tour - unfortunately most worded in the incomprehensible art speak favoured by some modern curators.
Written April 28, 2015
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Oleksandr S
Cherkasy, Ukraine2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been to various modern and contemporary art museums, but Novocento was one of the most interesting. It's really great that in Florence one has an opportunity to relax and enjoy minimalism and impressionism after visiting the rest of museums, which are mainly classical.
Written February 18, 2015
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