Casa Buonarroti

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Casa Buonarroti
3035 - Firenze - Busto sopra l'ingresso di Casa Buonarroti - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto, 28-Oct-2007.jpg
Location Via Ghibellina 70, Florence, Italy
Website Casa Buonarroti

Casa Buonarroti is a museum in Florence. The building was a property owned by (but never occupied by) the sculptor Michelangelo, which he left to his nephew, Lionardo Buonarroti. The house was converted into a museum dedicated to the artist by his great nephew, Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger. Its collections include two of Michelangelo's earliest sculptures, the Madonna of the Steps and the Battle of the Centaurs. A ten-thousand book library[1] includes the family's archive and some of Michaelangelo's letters and drawings.[2]

The Galleria is decorated with paintings commissioned by Buonarroti the Younger and created by Artemisia Gentileschi[3] and other early seventeenth-century Italian artists.[4]


  1. ^ "Casa Buonarroti - Library". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  2. ^ Symonds (1893). The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, based on studies in the archives of the Buonarroti family at Florence], in two volumes (1, 2). New York: Scribner.
  3. ^ Spike, John T. (1991). "Artemisia Gentileschi. Florence, Casa Buonarroti". The Burlington Magazine. 133 (1063): 732–734. ISSN 0007-6287. JSTOR 884954.
  4. ^ "Galleria". Casa Buonarroti. Retrieved 2019-07-20.

External links

  • Casa Buonarroti

Coordinates: 43°46′11.65″N 11°15′49.53″E / 43.7699028°N 11.2637583°E / 43.7699028; 11.2637583

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