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Museo Horne

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Address: Via dei Benci, 6, Florence, Italy
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Taking its name from the English collector Herbert P. Horne (1864-1916,)...

Taking its name from the English collector Herbert P. Horne (1864-1916,) this art museum houses an impressive group of 14th-century Florentine and Sienese works plus Giotto's St. Stephen, which is rare and the highlight of the collection.

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Authentic Renaissance home of an English Art Collector

Having been to all the big famous museums and galleries here , I started to research the smaller and more unknown ones. Came across this , a beautiful historic building near the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to all the big famous museums and galleries here , I started to research the smaller and more unknown ones. Came across this , a beautiful historic building near the Arno with an amazing collection of painted and sculpted masterpieces , from Giotto to Giambologna . The rooms are set up with amazing furniture and the good thing... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It is a small museum not far from Santa Croce, which may be underestimated by the tourists, just because there are so many thing to see in Florence. But it's really worth coming here, because this museum is very cosy, full of many masterpieces, among which are the works of Giotto, Masaccio, Benozzo Gozzoli, Filippo Lippi and many others. It... More 

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London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I spent about an hour here last week. It's freezing cold as all the room are off an open courtyard, and the windows were all open too! You can take pictures, there's quite a lot of impressive renaissance furniture to admire. A particularly fine copy of Piero della Francesca's 'Duke of Urbino'. It's very nicely laid out, the staff were... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Having been many times in the surroundings of Museo Horne before and found it closed, I was happy this time to come along early during the opening hours. The signposting was so discrete that I had to look around in order to find the ticket office, but once I had purchaed my ticket, I was sent across the inner court... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It's not one of the more popular ones but inside is a real gem. The history of how Horne acquired the palace and the art collection is fascinating. And it does contain some amazing Renaissance art, some going back to C13th. The guides were helpful and would answer any questions asked including the secret peep hole on the first floor.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Museo Horne is a nice museum with a good collection of art work. One of the main attractions is the painting of St Stephen. Worth a visit

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San Gwann, Malta
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

A very disappointing museum. As much as I was impressed with the Palazzo Davanzati (which has a fee of 2 Euro) I was disappointed with Horne Museum (which has a fee of 7 Euro). At ground level and free of charge you can find a very good presentation of Horne and his collection, which should not be missed. Otherwise you... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was an excellent museum, the only downside was that it did not allow photography which was a little sad. It's a beautiful look at how the great houses would have looked in period and filled with delightful art. No elevator access, but lovely. Can be done easily in under an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Founded by an Englishman involved in the Arts & Crafts movement and more recently supported by a bank, this is one of the most beautiful and professional museums in the city, despite being quite small and containing few masterpiece paintings. It has changing exhibits and a well-made audio-visual introduction spoiled only by poor acoustics. Don't miss the top-floor kitchen with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

Though the museum doesn't get much notoriety, it has a very nice collection of old masters and in a setting reminiscent of the time they were painted. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Some real surprises here. The story of the collector is very interesting as he was instrumental in helping to preserve the old buildings of central Florence.... More 

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