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Casa Buonarroti

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Address: Via Ghibellina 70, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-241-698
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Off the beaten path Michelangelo museum

A tribute to Michelangelo assembled by a grand nephew. It is a beautiful home in itself with some early sculptures and unfinished pieces. Not crowded (a nice change of pace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
James P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tribute to Michelangelo assembled by a grand nephew. It is a beautiful home in itself with some early sculptures and unfinished pieces. Not crowded (a nice change of pace) although most of not all signage in Italian. With works by him and of him, it provides an interesting perspective into his life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is about Michelangelo's nephew, who was born after the artist's death, laying claim to his famous Uncle. It was Buonarroti's home, never that of the artists. The signage throughout is hit and miss with very little in English. During my visit I had the feeling that Buonarroti milked everything he could out of his Uncle's genius for his... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This was the meeting place and beginning of our Context: "Michelanglo in Florence Tour" - which I highly recommend. The two main pieces of Michelanglo's earlier works that are housed here are "Madonna of the Stairs" and the "Battle of the Centaurs". The first of which he is thought to have carved when he was 15 and the latter around... More 

Thank DawnTaylor1960
Oak Island, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Our personal tour of everything Michelangelo was enhanced by having recently read "The Agony & the Ecstasy". This surprisingly large, not-crowded home (palace?) contains several of his early works as well as other art work picturing Michelangelo along with others. Even though he never lived here, it exists through the efforts of his family and is worth the 1-2 hour... More 

Thank bobatthebeach999
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Casa Buonarroti is where we are told Michelangelo lived. It is on Via Ghibellina. It also houses some works of art by Michelangelo.

Thank Ibadanboy
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

It is easy to mistakenly believe that this is Michelangelo's house. In fact it is that of his great nephew and Michelangelo never occupied the building. Apart from two reliefs done by the great artist when he was about 15 years old and a small number of his sketches (five) there is not much of interest. That is the opinion... More 

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Port Wentworth, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I went to the museum shop and saw 2 sculptures I wanted but knew I would not have enough room to take home both in carry on baggage (to United States). The museum manager knew enough English to sell me 2 sculptures and talk me into shipping home via Fedex. She NEVER mentioned I needed to spend extra to insure... More 

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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

An interesting visit to a Renaissance home... the home of Michelangelo's family, with objects collected by family members after the master's death. Not particularly interesting to art historians. But tourists interested in knowing about the artist will find it worthwhile.

Thank RonL40
Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

If you love and admire Michelangelo as much as most people do. This is an important stop. If you've read "the agony and the Ecstasy" it's even more important.

Thank Greg N
San Gwann, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

An interesting Casa Museo that is worth a visit if you are a big fan of Michelangelo. The collection is interesting, especially the high lights - The Madonna of the Steps, one of the earliest sculptures by Michelangelo and the Battle of the Centaurs. When you are visiting Santa Croce you should include it as well

Thank Pierre B

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