Acquired by the artist in 1508, Casa Buonarroti was enlarged and restructured by his grandson, creating a sumptuous building ... More
Acquired by the artist in 1508, Casa Buonarroti was enlarged and restructured by his grandson, creating a sumptuous building which stands as a true monument to Michelangelo and to his work. The main episodes of the artist's life are illustrated in the magnificent rooms and two famous works of his youth stand out: the Battle of the Centaurs and the Madonna of the Scala. In the galleria, there is a collection of works which are in the planning stage, amongst them the fortifications of Florence and the frontage of San Lorenzo. Temporary exhibitions are also organized. Check website for timings.
This is the home that Michelangelo was raised in. If you have read the Agony and the Ecstasy (story of Michelangelos life) it describes the home in detail. Take the book with you when you tour and watch the book come alive. The home has an entrance fee (not too bad)and houses some of his works. Hidden in the side streets of Florence unless you know where to look. A definite see
Picture yourself in the beautiful city of Florence and you exploring it on foot, It is humid and hot, but
you trudge on. Now wouldn't it have been convenient to be on wheels rather than on jaded soles? With ...
Forming part of Florence's old 14th century fortifications, of which there are still solid traces, the two walls spread out
from the gate towards Piazza Tasso to the east and to the north west along the Viali dei Colli. ...
Compared to other religious buildings from the same period, this fourteenth century church is somewhat unusual in design. Rectangular in
shape, with two naves, it does look more like a grain store, which was in fact how it started ...
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