Where is Michelangelo’s House?
The house of Michelangelo Buonarroti is located in Florence in via Ghibellina. In the historic center of Florence, just a a few steps away from the Basilica of Santa Croce, Michelangelo’s house is still one of the most important historic buildings of the city.
The place for the memory and celebration of the genius of Michelangelo, together with a magnificent baroque structure and exhibition of the rich family art collections.
Casa Buonarroti offers the opportunity to admire two famous marble reliefs, masterpieces of Michelangelo’s first youth: Madonna della Scala, intense testimony of the passionate study of Donatello, and the Battle of the Centaurs, an eloquent sign of a never-ending love for art classic. Casa Buonarroti also houses the wooden model of the façade of San Lorenzo and the carriage model for the carriage of David, from the piazza della Signoria all’Accademia, of 1873.
By booking the Tour at Casa di Michelangelo you will discover and understand and impart to the aspects of the daily life of the great master visiting Casa Buonarroti and the Basilica of Santa Croce.
The Basilica of Santa Croce: the largest Franciscan church in the world, built in 1294 by Arnolfo di Cambio on a pre-existing oratory of 1228. There are monumental tombs of great Italians, first of all Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, Machiavelli and Alfieri.
Also visit the Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels with frescoes by Giotto, the sacristy and the Pazzi Chapel designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
For more information, visit the Florence Museum site or call 055-713655.
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