Casa Buonarroti, Florence

Casa Buonarroti, Florence

The present day building of Casa Buonarroti was once the property of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The building was inherited by his nephew, Lionardo, after his death. However it was Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger, the great nephew of the artist, who converted the house into a museum in honour of his grand uncle. Michelangelo the Younger was so devoted to his great uncle and his work that he hired artists to adorn the place with paintings and frescos. Today, not only is it a museum to display some of the finest works of art and craft, but it also stands as one of the finest buildings in Florence.

Casa Buonarroti is one of the best museums in Florence and houses some of the earliest works of Michelangelo. The Madonna della Scala (Madonna of the steps) carved before 1492 and Battle of Centuras, an incredible complex sculpture, are both a reflection of the extraordinary talent of the artist in the making. Among other artefacts that are also displayed at the museum is a collection of Michelangelo’s autograph drawings that consists of over 205 sketches. The museum also houses some rare art collections that include paintings, sculptures, majolica and other archaeological findings. The Casa Buonarroti is the proud displayer of the wooden model for the façade of San Lorenzo.

Operation hours: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Sight Name: Casa Buonarroti
Sight Location: Florence, Italy
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour  

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Duomo Walking Tour

Duomo Walking Tour

Duomo quarter is located in the very heart of the Florence Historic Center. This area is deservedly considered the religious and the civic centre of the town. Most of the historic sites Florence is famous for are to be found here. Take this tour to explore all the masterpieces of the Duomo quarter.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Novella Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
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Florence Museums

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour

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Michelangelo spent over 20 years of his life in Florence during which he created some of the most beautiful masterpieces this city had ever seen. The most famous of them, the David, is also located in Florence along with a few copies. Take this tour to discover the Florence side of Michelangelo's artistic mastership.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

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