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Casa Buonarroti

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Address: Via Ghibellina 70, Florence, Italy
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US$228.30*
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All Day Trip from Rome by fast train: Tour of Florence including Uffizi
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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

Reviewed 2 September 2016
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Navarre, Florida
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an home that was filled with pieces selected by Michelangelo's grand nephew, who was named after him. The pieces were very interesting. Not a lot of his own works. I am very glad we had the opportunity to visit but I see others first and save this one for if you have time.

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Thank 1991KEB
Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went for a long walk in search of the Casa Buonarroti, Michelangelo’s former residence. Its facade was very unprepossessing (he was a very stingy guy apparently) and I walked past it before back tracking. A sculpture of him at a very young age and his portrait near the end were of interest. We so often see his work so... More 

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Dallas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!

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Connecticut
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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Thank James P
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Allen B
Adelaide, Australia
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

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Thank DawnTaylor1960
Oak Island, North Carolina
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Thank bobatthebeach999
Nairobi, Kenya
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2,436 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Ibadanboy
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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