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Casa Buonarroti

Santa Croce
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Address: Via Ghibellina 70, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 241698
10:00 - 17:00
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A nice surprise!

My husband and I spent two full months in Florence and made a plan to visit one museum per day. This was near the bottom of the list but we are so happy we got to see it! It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent two full months in Florence and made a plan to visit one museum per day. This was near the bottom of the list but we are so happy we got to see it! It really was a great insight into the life and family of Michelangelo. Very worthwhile visit!

Thank hapylifeDallas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A tribute to Michelangelo assembled by a grand nephew. It is a beautiful home in itself with some early sculptures and unfinished pieces. Not crowded (a nice change of pace) although most of not all signage in Italian. With works by him and of him, it provides an interesting perspective into his life.

Thank James P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This museum is about Michelangelo's nephew, who was born after the artist's death, laying claim to his famous Uncle. It was Buonarroti's home, never that of the artists. The signage throughout is hit and miss with very little in English. During my visit I had the feeling that Buonarroti milked everything he could out of his Uncle's genius for his... More 

Thank Allen B
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This was the meeting place and beginning of our Context: "Michelanglo in Florence Tour" - which I highly recommend. The two main pieces of Michelanglo's earlier works that are housed here are "Madonna of the Stairs" and the "Battle of the Centaurs". The first of which he is thought to have carved when he was 15 and the latter around... More 

Thank DawnTaylor1960
Oak Island, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Our personal tour of everything Michelangelo was enhanced by having recently read "The Agony & the Ecstasy". This surprisingly large, not-crowded home (palace?) contains several of his early works as well as other art work picturing Michelangelo along with others. Even though he never lived here, it exists through the efforts of his family and is worth the 1-2 hour... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Casa Buonarroti is where we are told Michelangelo lived. It is on Via Ghibellina. It also houses some works of art by Michelangelo.

Thank Ibadanboy
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

It is easy to mistakenly believe that this is Michelangelo's house. In fact it is that of his great nephew and Michelangelo never occupied the building. Apart from two reliefs done by the great artist when he was about 15 years old and a small number of his sketches (five) there is not much of interest. That is the opinion... More 

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Port Wentworth, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

I went to the museum shop and saw 2 sculptures I wanted but knew I would not have enough room to take home both in carry on baggage (to United States). The museum manager knew enough English to sell me 2 sculptures and talk me into shipping home via Fedex. She NEVER mentioned I needed to spend extra to insure... More 

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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

An interesting visit to a Renaissance home... the home of Michelangelo's family, with objects collected by family members after the master's death. Not particularly interesting to art historians. But tourists interested in knowing about the artist will find it worthwhile.

Thank RonL40
Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

If you love and admire Michelangelo as much as most people do. This is an important stop. If you've read "the agony and the Ecstasy" it's even more important.

Thank Greg N

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