Casa Buonarroti was the family seat for the family that would become famous thanks to a certain artist known as Michelangelo. While it's not known it he actually lived in the house, he did inherit it and pass it on to his nephew. His great-nephew, Michelangelo Buonarroti The Younger, turned it into a museum dedicated to the great Renaissance man, who became a world-renowned architect, painting and sculptor.
The museum houses a couple of his early sculptures, based on classic statues, along with two marble bas-relief sculptures. There are drawings and sketches, and a wooden model of the design for the facade of the church of San Lorenzo. Other artists represented include Gentileschi and Titian, and the family collection contains a range of paintings, sculptures, and ceramics by various artists. The Buonarroti family archives and library are preserved here, as well.
The museum hosts rotating special exhibitions, as well.
Open from 10:00 AM til 5:00 PM daily. Closed Tuesdays.
Address in Florence:
Via Ghibellina, 70.
Ph. (+39) 055 241 752.
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