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Reviewed March 23, 2019

This is a house built to commemorate Michelangelo, and designed and decorated by his great nephew. There are some important early sculptures by Michelangelo here, as well as some interesting drawings. On the day we were there in March, the museum felt absolutely abandoned, with no one there except two guards and us. Certainly there will be no line when you visit. If you are a big fan of Michelangelo and you haven't had enough of him with the exhibits in the Uffizi, the Bargello and the Accademia, then maybe this is for you too. Some of the rooms are beautifully decorated.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

On a very cold day, we were glad to find some real warmth here after visiting Santa Croce. Once inside we really enjoyed the two sculptures on display; early works that show Michelangelo's emerging mastery. After that there was not that much of real interest: a few trial pieces and some faint sketches along with odd bits and pieces. The reception room was not at all to our taste and the video loop was incomprehensible.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

A short distance from Santa Croce but away from the crowd on the plaza, Casa Buonarroti is a haven of peace. Sleepy guards barely watch while you walk through the rooms. The frescoes and ceilings are lovely as can be expected. A pleasurable visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The house was owned, but never inhabited, by the great artist and now is converted to the museum dedicated to his work. The collection includes few of his earliest works, but more importantly this is the huge archive of his drawings, letters and sketches. For me, it was very interesting visit, where I felt a bit of a history and master’s geniality.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This house was built by Michelangelo's family AFTER his death. There are a few art pieces from Michelangelo's youth, a lot of paintings OF Michelangelo, some rooms decorated with period artwork and a room with lamps/pottery/statuary from ancient times.

One room is covered with large paintings of Michelangelo meeting with famous people during his life. The center ceiling shows him ascending to heaven. I guess the family was proud.

Unlike many of the attractions in Florence, this one is uncrowded and quiet.

I don't think I would have made the trip to this museum but we were in the neighborhood because we stopped for an excellent brunch at Le Vespa Cafe, which is just west of the Museum. Both are on Via Ghibellina, which is the street just north of the Bargello Museum. It's also just one block north from Santa Croce.

Date of experience: September 2018
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