Ivan Bruschi House & Museum

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Anonymous
4 contributions
Beautiful house and museum
May 2019
This is a very interesting museum, full of thousands of artifacts from every period of history. Perhaps the most interesting part of the museum is the building itself. Case Bruschi was built nearly 1000 years ago and displays much of the history of Arezzo. Various coats of arms from families that owned it are carved into the facade, as it was once a mint and house of the governing party of Arezzo. Half of the building and the square down the road were bombed out during WWII, leaving a visible scar on the front of the building where the building was rebuilt. Don't forget to stop at the rooftop terrace, with the best view of the unique pillars on the Pieve di Santa Maria.
Would recommend!
Written December 6, 2019
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Pink
Littlehampton, UK56 contributions
Recommended by Rep
Aug 2019 • Couples
We stayed in Arezzo for a few days as part of an Italian tour, our rep suggested this museum if we had a couple of hours free. Its an odd museum but really interesting, a mix-up of collections ranging throughout history, its a refreshing change from stuffy museums. Information sheets available on each floor explaining items.
Written August 30, 2019
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Charles K
Winchester, UK1,087 contributions
Quirky and interesting
Aug 2018 • Couples
We only had a few minutes to visit thus place but it was worthwhile. As the title suggests the items inside are quirky in places and are interesting. There's a nice view from the terrace which is worth visiting.
Written August 11, 2018
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,283 contributions
A considerable gem, recently added to the Arezzo heritage.
Mar 2018 • Couples
The museums that derive their origin from the mansions of antique or art dealers always have a special quality (among others, in the nearby Florence, the "Bardini Museum" has it). Unlike the ancient private homes, where the works of art and craftsmanship, if there are, are usually in moderate quantities, the antique dealers' homes are generally crowded with valuable objects: they are a bit houses and a bit shops, and their appearance can be defined as "crystallized" at the time when the owner interrupted his activity of buying and selling, and he held for himself the objects to which he was particularly fond.
But the value of this house & museum doesn't end here. It is, in fact, also a home. In my eyes this was particularly evident when I looked at the book shelves: they are typical of the library of an Italian intellectual of the second half of the twentieth century. So they look familiar to me, as I belong to the same category: I have breathed a "home" air here.
Then let's consider, of course, the value of the rich collections of works of art and crafts, displayed in a wise and pleasant way, so as to allow a full appreciation of them. Since the house is that of Ivan Bruschi, founder (in 1968) of the Arezzo antique fair, held in the nearby "Piazza Grande" every first Sunday of the month (currently the most renowned in Italy), the objects on display can not be trivial or bad taste.
For all these reasons this house & museum is a considerable gem, recently (2002) added to the Arezzo heritage,
Written March 22, 2018
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PMDG8R
West Palm Beach, FL142 contributions
Worth the Visit
Jun 2017 • Couples
If you are visiting Arezzo you should certainly spend some time wondering through this fascinating eclectic collection. We very much enjoyed the visit.
Written July 15, 2017
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Jessi S
3 contributions
Great, Broad, Educational Experience
Feb 2017 • Solo
Visiting Ivan Bruschi Museum is a major must-see for people traveling through Arezzo, especially antique lovers. Arezzo's very popular antique fairs were originally promoted by Ivan Bruschi, an antique dealer. Within this museum you can find a very broad and elegant display of antiques and valuables collected throughout the centuries. The museum displays pieces from all over the world.

My favorite pieces:
A beautiful piece the museum exhibits is called a "Tanagrina," which is a little painted terracotta statue dating back to the first Hellenistic age (end 4th/beginning 3rd century BC). This is of high importance because of its rarity and executive technique.
Another wonderful part of the museum is the ceramics collection, especially those belonging to Mancini. This collection compromises "buccheri" ceramic, acroma, black paint, and Italic sealed earth.

Another great quality about this museum is the staff. They are very friendly and accommodating. They definitely made my visit to Arezzo worthwhile. You will have an amazing, interesting, and educational experience visiting the Ivan Bruschi House & Museum. Also, check out their gallery which is right around the corner. They exhibit beautiful jewels inspired by Piero Della Francesca's artwork. The gallery has a jaw-dropping, visual presentation of the precision and symmetry of Piero's art.
Written February 22, 2017
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marjaterttu2016
Espoo, Finland139 contributions
More than you wait for!
Oct 2016 • Couples
The home museum Fondation Ivan Bruschi tells you a history starting from the etruscans. The vast collection of paintings, furniture, arms, household items etc. includes examples also from Africa and Asia.
Written November 5, 2016
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Lucie Marie D
Levane, Italy231 contributions
Pleasantly surprised by this original and eclectic "Private Museum"
Jan 2016 • Friends
We were lucky enough to be in Arezzo on the 1st Sunday of the month in January 2016 and were able to visit the singular private gallery of Ivan Bruschi, the antiquarian and art collector who first promoted the famous monthly Arezzo Antiquarian market. Check the site for special openings as it's worth a visit.
Written October 28, 2016
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Beverlina
Austin, TX29 contributions
Surprising, eclectic, fun
Sep 2016 • Couples
Ssshhh! Don't tell just anyone about this treasure. It's the ideal place to spend a couple of hours with a dear friend or lover, wandering around the home of an avid collector and taking in his remarkably wide-ranging - but always quality - collection of art, objects and furniture. Bruschi founded Arezzo's Antique Market in 1968, died in 1996 and left us a delightful gift.
Written September 18, 2016
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TuscanyConsultant
Gavorrano, Italy50 contributions
Eclectic clollection of an atiquites s lover
May 2016 • Family
This town house dates back to the thirteenth century, full of dreams, treasures and rare
collections, give us the idea of Ivan Bruschi cultural and aesthetic conception

Thanks to him the city of Arezzo has for 50 years the Antique Fair, the first event of its kind in Italy, and today still the largest..
I have a great passion for houses but the power of visiting this tower with its unique character and outstanding views from the top, one-off features, odd shaped rooms and, of course many stairs, is a special experience
In addition of the rare collections a visitor can find different exibitions of arts almost every month.
It Worth seeing Casa Musei Ivan Bruschi
Written May 23, 2016
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Ivan Bruschi House & Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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