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Discover Michelangelo – one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – at Casa Buonarroti

The Casa Buonarroti Museum is entirely dedicated to Michelangelo Buonarroti. Although the great painter, sculptor and architect never lived here, his family built the house entirely in his memory – and furnished it with his works.

Casa Buonarroti: A museum for Michelangelo

Discover the works of one of the greatest artists we know

The Casa Buonarroti is a museum and a monument, a place of remembrance and celebration of Michelangelo’s genius and at the same time a magnificent Baroque apparatus and an exhibition of the family’s rich art collections.

The Casa Buonarroti is a speciality among Florentine museums and offers the opportunity to admire two famous marble reliefs – masterpieces from Michelangelo’s early youth: the Madonna of the Stairs, an intense testimony to Michelangelo’s passionate study of Donatello, and the Battle of the Centaurs, an eloquent sign of his never-ending love of classical art.

But it is also worth opening the door of the 17th century palazzo for the other artefacts collected. Here, Michelangelo’s works are combined with the centuries-long history of the Buonarroti family, who did everything they could to enlarge and embellish the residence, preserve valuable cultural assets (including the important archive and library) and collect rare art collections: Paintings, sculptures, majolica, archaeological finds, which are now spread over the two floors of the museum.

On the second floor, a selection from the collection of two hundred and five valuable works by Michelangelo is on display in a specially designed room.



  • Archaeological Hall: Among the collections of Casa Buonarroti is an archaeological collection of great value. The core consists of about one hundred and fifty pieces from civilisations, eras, typologies, techniques and very different dimensions.
  • Michelangelo’s works: The room as a whole testifies to the extent of Michelangelo’s graphic, pictorial and sculptural inventions during the sixteenth century.
  • Buonarroti collections: The direct descendants of Michelangelo, who lived in this palace for centuries, collected works of art from various periods and genres. The collections are centred on Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger (1568-1647). This room houses the pieces that cannot be moved for conservation reasons (the valuable Robbiane collection) and those whose exact origin from the 17th century is unknown (paintings and pottery).
  • Exhibition space: The rooms to the left of the atrium of Casa Buonarroti have been used for temporary exhibitions since 1984. The exhibitions are organised annually and focus on themes related to Michelangelo and the cultural, artistic and memorial aspects of Casa Buonarroti.


Opening hours

Wednesday to Monday: 10 am – 4.30 pm 

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. 

Closed on: Tuesdays, 1 January, Easter Sunday, 15 August and 25 December 



Admission to the Museo Casa Buonarroti is already included in your Florence City Pass.




How to get there

C1: to Proconsolo stop
C2: to the Ghibellina Pepi stop
6 & 14: to Colonna 01 stop 



Via Ghibellina 70
50122 Florece 

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