Casa Buonarroti, Florence

3.5
#33 of 98 in Museums in Florence
Learn more about Michelangelo's early life and works at Casa Buonarroti. Although the property was never actually inhabited by the iconic Renaissance artist, it was in his possession until he gifted it to his nephew Lionardo Buonarroti. Michelangelo's great-nephew, Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger, later transformed the house into a museum. View two of Michelangelo's oldest sculptures, the Madonna of the Steps and the Battle of the Centaurs, as well as his walking cane, sword, and leather shoes. Also, check out the small wax models that he used and the extensive library that boasts the family archives as well as some of the artist's drawings and letters. This museum is best suited for Michelangelo enthusiasts, as many of his most famous pieces are not present here. Use our Florence travel planner to visit Casa Buonarroti on your trip to Florence, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • a couple of masterpieces , for the rest interesting items very well displayed . the videao would benefit from a better display .a veyr nice visit  more »
  • This museum has exhibits related to Michelangelo and other members of his family. This is the site where Michelangelo once lived but the building and the displays were greatly orchestrated by his...  more »
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  • The museum itself is fascinating. But, the security decided to follow me from room to room. When I noticed and started standing facing the door to smile at the security person as she walked in, she approached me to ask why I was paying so much attention to her. She didn’t feel my reply of “I found it disturbing to be actively followed, which made it hard to enjoy the museum” to be sufficient. She then told me that nobody else was bothered by her presence, to which I pointed out that she wasn’t following them from room to room. She tried to tell me she was. It was...um...let’s go with unique. So, I left. I made a complaint at the front desk, and received a reply saying that it was “strange.” Anyway, to summarize - the art was great. The experience was horrible. I balanced the two to give it two stars because you can’t give 2.5.
  • Like an oasis in the world of Floretine musems. See very beautiful work of young Michelangelo. A must see!

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