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Casa Buonarroti

Santa Croce
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Address: Via Ghibellina 70, Florence, Italy
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Thanks, Firenze Pass

I don't think we would have gone to this museum if it wasn't included in the Firenze Pass. It was, and I'm glad. The museum is much smaller than most of the "must-sees," but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 29, 2014
San Dimas, CA
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San Dimas, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

I don't think we would have gone to this museum if it wasn't included in the Firenze Pass. It was, and I'm glad. The museum is much smaller than most of the "must-sees," but the fact that I could walk through the rooms once inhabited by Michelangelo was extra-special. We enjoyed seeing the displays and works, even though some could... More 

1 Thank JoeySSanDimas_CA
Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Simply Amazing I must remember to visit when I return to Firenze. You are in awe of the drawings on walls and ceilings.

1 Thank rzungoli
St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Casa Buonarroti is one of the less visited museums in Firenze. I go there every time I'm in town because of the two works Michelangelo created when he was about 14 years old, The Madonna of the Stairs and The Battle of the Centaurs. It blows my mind to think that a teenage boy could create such magnificent work. I... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and I went there because we love Michelangelo. However when we saw the museum there were only 3 sculptures by Michelangelo. The museum is quite disorganized because many of the works of art are not identified as to their author or title of the work of art. This was a bit disconcerting. Luckily there was an Antonio Canova... More 

3 Thank BennyMalaga
Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

nice place if you're fan of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Inside you can find some treasures of his family

1 Thank TulpanAmsterdam
Carmiel, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I went in looking for more Michaelangelo works. What I found for 6.5 Euros is a story of a loving descendant, an amazing familial art collection, and sure, some Michaelangelo's pieces and sketches. Some of the statues, the working room... oh, forget it. A good place to visit with kids, due to the color, and as adults- to hear the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

This small museum is great to see some sculptures and paintings of michelangilo that you have not seen before. Its small but that also makes it a place that does not attract the main crowd. Very good indeed! We were with 5 and were the only people in the museum( altho it was december..)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

First of all I have to confess to being a devotee of Michaelangeo, so this for me was very special. And even though on the balance of probabilities he did not live here, merely bought it for his nephew during his lifetime, the collection of his early works and drawings make the visit worthwhile. It also provided an insight into... More 

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

One should be aware that this building was not the home of Michelangelo; he owned the property on which it was built. Instead, a relative built the home as a museum to Michelangelo and kept some of Michelangelo's works here. There are two very important Michelangelo sculptures here: the Battle of the Centaurs (one of teenage Michelangelo's earliest works) and... More 

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Preston, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

We were encouraged at Santa Croce to purchase the joint ticket which allowed entry into the Casa. The Casa is the house Michaelangelo once owned. Little of his actual work remains at the house, and the experience was a little disappointing.

1 Thank KimPreston

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