Casa Buonarroti
Casa Buonarroti
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Casa Buonarroti Firenze Museo e monumento, luogo della memoria e della celebrazione del genio di Michelangelo, e insieme fastoso apparato barocco ed esposizione delle ricche collezioni d’arte della famiglia, la Casa Buonarroti è una delle più singolari occasioni di visita tra le realtà museali fiorentine e offre, in primo luogo, l’emozione di ammirare due celebri rilievi marmorei, capolavori della prima giovinezza di Michelangelo, la Madonna della scala, testimonianza intensa dello studio appassionato di Donatello, e la Battaglia dei centauri, segno eloquente di un amore mai sopito per l’arte classica.
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Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI1,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
At the end of a full day of visiting museums and churches, we made a mad dash to the Casa Buonarotti, arriving about 30 minutes before closing on a Sunday afternoon. The staff were most gracious at admitting us to the museum, making sure we knew that they close promptly. Once owned by Michelangelo, Casa Buonarroti was once the home of Michelangelo's nephew Leonardo Buonarroti, who had acquired many drawings and other works by Michelangelo. Later Michelangelo's great nephew Michelangelo Buonarroti decorated the rooms in his family residence with sculptures, drawings, and more. Today we are able to see two famous marble sculptures by young Michelangelo: the Madonna of the Stairs and the Battle of the Centaurs...a real pleasure to see since we had seen other Michelangelo works in Florence museums and churches. We were happy to have a chance to see Artemisia Gentileschi's Allegory of Inclination, which is now being restored onsite through April 2023; it is one of numerous works of art on the ceilings. There are 12 galleries on the second floor, plus an archeology room. It was interesting to see the house, including a courtyard, and contemplate life back in the day of Michelangelo. Only drawback to our visit was no map or signage to describe the art works.
Written November 17, 2022
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Marek V
Bratislava, Slovakia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Visiting house of Michelangelo is necessary if you want to see Michelangelo's early sculptures of Madonna of the stairs and the Battle of Centaurs. Casa Buonarotti is not crowded at all. The staff is very polite and grateful for any questions you will ask. This place also contains a numerous portraits of Michelangelo Buonarotti. Also a very interesting point of visiting Casa Buonarroti is a room named The room of night and day in which the ceiling of the room illustrates a moment when God has separated day (on the one end of the room) and night (on the opposite end of the room). It's a 5 minutes walk from the Basilica di Santa Croce where Michelangelo has his tomb.
Written September 3, 2021
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snailkite
Northern Virginia, VA671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Couples
One should be aware that this building was not the home of Michelangelo; he owned the property on which it was built. Instead, a relative built the home as a museum to Michelangelo and kept some of Michelangelo's works here. There are two very important Michelangelo sculptures here: the Battle of the Centaurs (one of teenage Michelangelo's earliest works) and The Madonna of the Stairs. No photos are allowed, but you can spend as much time as you want in very close proximity to these two sculptures. The rest of the house can be explored as a curiosity. But the two sculptures are well worth the admission.
By the way, if you want to see where Michelangelo did live, step outside and look to the left at Via Ghibellina 67. The gray-green stone portal was the doorway to his residence in the early 1500s.
Written September 11, 2012
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RosalindAustralia
Blue Mountains, Australia43 contributions
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When we bought tickets at Santa Croce we had the option of purchasing, for another 4 euros (I think) entry to Casa Buonarroti. So we paid the extra 4 euros and after spending time at Santa Croce we walked a short distance to Casa Buonarroti. We were so glad we did - this is such a personal view of Michaelangelo and his work. It was not crowded, nor were you hurried along. Fascinating works and models of not only Michaelangelo but of many other artists. Well worth a look.
Written July 12, 2010
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Barbara K
Johannesburg, South Africa131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Friends
We visited Casa Buonarroti on a Sunday morning. We almost missed this unpretentious building even although it is described as a palace. In my mind a palace is as Buckingham or Versailles, but the Italians define a palace as a large imposing building as used as a museum or a residence. When we were looking for it, I happened to have crossed the road and looked back at my daughter and in doing so saw the brass place stating Casa Buonarotti. Nevertheless this museum is well worth a visit. Entrance fee is €6.50. It houses the beautiful carvings by Michelangelo of Madonna of the steps and the Battle of the Centaurs among many other works of art. Many of the walls in the rooms are lined with the most exquisite paintings. Michelangelo the younger built this palace to house these and many other works of art. It makes one feel very humble to tread the same passageways and rooms that these artists worked in and provided masterpieces for. Our 10 a.m. visit ensured that we had this treasure trove of a museum almost entirely to ourselves. Take note that it is closed on Tuesdays.
Written March 27, 2012
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AVGCharente
Liverpool27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
First of all I have to confess to being a devotee of Michaelangeo, so this for me was very special.

And even though on the balance of probabilities he did not live here, merely bought it for his nephew during his lifetime, the collection of his early works and drawings make the visit worthwhile. It also provided an insight into the style of a smaller residence (as opposed to one of the many palaces) in renaissance Florence.

The ambiance was calm and unhurried, the staff pleasant and the visit a genuine delight.
Written October 25, 2012
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sainthelenawineaux
St. Helena, CA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Casa Buonarroti is one of the less visited museums in Firenze. I go there every time I'm in town because of the two works Michelangelo created when he was about 14 years old, The Madonna of the Stairs and The Battle of the Centaurs. It blows my mind to think that a teenage boy could create such magnificent work. I find myself standing and staring at the pieces for long minutes, never getting enough of them. On this last visit the guard watched me staring and finally came to me to ask if I was all right. The rest of the museum is a bit of a "mishmash" but worth browsing through.
Written November 6, 2013
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BCHARAL
Raleigh, NC84 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011
In art rich Florence this museum has fewer major pieces. Check out Michaelangelo's earliest sculptures (from his teen years) to see how apparent his great talent was even from the beginning of his career. Minimal crowds here, so you can get close enough to admire his technique.
Written August 20, 2011
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Taylor R
New York City, NY124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
This was a small but great museum! They have some nice pieces by Michelangelo and some interesting exhibitions focusing on how he influenced later artists. Most all of the wall text/labels were in Italian (with only a few in English). You can easily get through the entire thing (and spend time appreciating some great pieces) in less than an hour. It’s worth going if you are visiting Florence for the art! I loved it because I’m in art history and also prefer smaller museums. But if you aren’t an art lover - you will be disappointed.
Written July 15, 2019
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada11,968 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
There is some interesting art and history here about Michelangelo, but as you walk around the people who observe you to make sure you don't do anything wrong over-do their job. You really feel like you are being followed and that can be very distracting.
Written September 14, 2015
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