We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nevertheless worth a pilgrimage”

Museo Michelangiolesco
Attraction details
Reviewed August 23, 2012

The Buonarroti family house is really not worth the visit and nor is the so-called museum. However, the surrounding countryside is beautiful and worth the drive. Anghiari is nearby and should definitely make the trip worthwhile.

Thank JRNParis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (121)
There are newer reviews for Museo Michelangiolesco
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

19 - 23 of 121 reviews

Reviewed June 30, 2012

Museo Michelangiolesco encompasses Michelangelo’s birth house and a museum. They are located next to each other in the same courtyard and can be seen with a ticket of 4 Euro. To find the place you should look for a sign ‘Casa Natale de Michelangelo’.

The house of the great artist is a lovely place and it should not be missed if you are in area. It was built on the hill and offers some superb views over the mountains and villages around.
Built in the XIV century, the house was the residence of the Podesta (Judicial Administrator) of Caprese for a long time. When Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, his father was appointed Podesta of the town of Caprese that year. Legend has it that his mother fell off her horse while pregnant and miraculously did not have a miscarriage. You can see the bedroom where the baby Michelangelo came into this world. It was free of any crowds so we enjoyed the house and the garden with the lovely smell of the trees around at ease.

The museum contains copies of artist’s work. It also houses a pretty interesting collection of sculptures which represents Italian art from 19th and 20th centuries.

Museo Michelangiolesco doesn’t seem to be a very popular touristic attraction. Yet, it is just great to see where the great artist took his first breath.

The church where Michelangelo was baptised is nearby. Unfortunately, it was closed so we couldn’t see it.

2  Thank niki101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago
Google Translation

Thank raffaellopg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Paolo C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

1  Thank Antonio C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Museo Michelangiolesco also viewed

Chiusi della Verna, Province of Arezzo
Caprese Michelangelo, Province of Arezzo
 
Anghiari, Province of Arezzo
Pieve Santo Stefano, Province of Arezzo
 

Been to Museo Michelangiolesco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing