Michelangelo builder: design on site

Sheet AB, I, 57, 144r for Palazzo Medici and the drawings for the marble carving in the New Sacristy related to it On the occasion of Prof. Vitale Zanchettin’s lecture, the last in the series dedicated to Michelangelo’s drawings, the Casa Buonarroti has decided to dedicate a selection of Michelangelo’s drawings and autograph writings from … More

Michelangelo in architecture class

In 1516, Michelangelo succeeded in obtaining from Pope Leo X de’ Medici the commission to design a grandiose façade for the basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, which was still without a covering from the time of its construction according to Filippo Brunelleschi’s design. Thanks to his friendship with Giuliano da Sangallo, the most important … More

Anniversary of Michelangelo’s birth

Special visit to the Museum to celebrate the anniversary of Michelangelo’s birth The appointment is on Wednesday 6 March at 3 p.m. We are organising a guided tour of the Museum, with the director and the art historians from the Director’s Office. The visit will offer the opportunity to recall the extraordinary life of Michelangelo … More

Presentation of the book “Vittoria Colonna – Carteggio”

Vittoria Colonna Carteggio Vittoria Colonna, the poetess who was Michelangelo’s friend and inspiration in his mature years, did not conceive of her letters as literary works, to be selected, corrected and published. Yet her correspondence – which responds to different instances, to which correspond different tones, styles and languages: brief family communications, pages of administrative … More

Temporary closure of the Room of Michelangelo Drawings

We would like to inform visitors that, starting November 29 and (presumably) until January 05, 2024, the room in the museum that displays Michelangelo’s drawings will undergo redevelopment works whose primary objective is to offer the public easier viewing and a more pleasant visiting experience. During these days Michelangelo’s drawings and manuscripts will not be … More

Artemisia UpClose – Artemisia in the Museum of Michelangelo

Exhibition curator: Alessandro Cecchi Florence, Casa Buonarroti, 26 September 2023 – 8 January 2024 The restoration of Artemisia Gentileschi’s Inclination, originally placed on the ceiling of the Galleria Buonarrotiana, generously financed by Calliope Arts and Christian Levett, has allowed a reinterpretation and appreciation of the work that was unthinkable before the intervention, and further discoveries … More

Michelangelo’s drawings – Lecture series

Casa Buonarroti is organising a cycle of conferences dedicated to the most important folios in its collection of Michelangelo’s drawings for the autumn of 2023. The lectures are part of the project to refurbish the museum room dedicated to the temporary exhibition of drawings, which will be carried out in 2023 to complete the renovation … More

Artemisia versus Agostino: a trial still open? – Lecture by Costantino D’Orazio

Art historian Costantino D’Orazio, curator of the upcoming exhibition dedicated to Artemisia Gentileschi at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, will illustrate documents related to the rape trial brought in Rome in 1612 by Orazio Gentileschi against Agostino Tassi. The affair presents many issues that are still unresolved today, which D’Orazio will address with the help … More

Capricci luterani?

Do Michelangelo’s sculptures, frescoes and poems reflect Catholic orthodoxy, or are they rather the work of a follower of the Reformation forced into secrecy? The question of Michelangelo’s religiosity is still debated, often favouring all too one-sided perspectives. The volume Capricci luterani? Michelangelo artista e poeta nel contesto del dibattito religioso del Cinquecento, edited by Christine … More

Florence in the tale of seven museums – Sept. 12, 2023

The seven museums of the Welcome network – Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria, Museo della Casa Buonarroti, Museo Horne, Museo Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, Museo Galileo, Il Giardino di Archimede e il Sistema Museale di Ateneo – tell the story of Florence from Prehistory to the Modern Age from their collections and activities. The speakers … More

From House to House. Visits to house museums and memory

Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3, 2023 on the occasion of #DomenicalMuseum Organized by the National Association of Houses of Memory and Association of Friends of the Museums of Palazzo Davanzati and Casa Martelli APS Sunday, September 3, 2023, 11 a.m. Free guided tour of the Casa Buonarroti, with paid admission (reduced ticket, € … More


In June and July 2023 the Musei Welcome Firenze network is organising a new cycle of conversations ARTI E SCIENZE – VISITE A DUE VOCI NEI MUSEI FIORENTINI, three summer appointments to explore new themes with a multidisciplinary approach. The first appointment, entitled Dal disegno all’opera finita, will be held at the Museo Horne and … More

QUINTETTI RARI – Una passeggiata barocca

After the long break due to the pandemic emergency, the usual programme of summer concerts in the courtyard of the Casa Buonarroti resumes. Two concerts will be held in June 2023, organised in collaboration with the Associazione Giotto in musica. The first concert will be held on 20 June, the second on 27 June, both … More

Convention with the Opera di santa Croce

The Fondazione Casa Buonarroti and the Opera di Santa Croce have launched the Santa Croce e il suo quartiere project, part of a system of thematic itineraries in which the Santa Croce neighbourhood is inserted as a starting point and fundamental stage of networked, urban and regional cultural and tourist itineraries. Thanks to the agreement signed between … More

Presentation of the volume Michelangelo: the early works New acquisitions

Marco Ciatti and Marco Collareta present the volume Michelangelo: the early works New acquisitions edited by Cristina Acidini and Alessandro Cecchi (Officina Libraria 2022) Introduced Father Giuseppe Pagano and Alessandro Cecchi May 23, 2023 – 5:30 p.m. Hall of the Chapter of Santo Spirito – Florence The volume Michelangelo. Early Works. New Acquisitions is devoted … More

A Comet to the East – Lecture by Sergio Taddei

A Comet to the East Celestial signs and prophecy in the habitus spiritual of Michelangelo and the artists of his Florentine circle Lecture by Sergio Taddei Thursday, April 13, 2023, 5 p.m. Florence, Casa Buonarroti, via Ghibellina 70 The presentation is open to the public up to the maximum capacity allowed by security regulations Sixteenth-century … More

Lecture by Matthias Ebejer – Traces of the Order of Malta at Casa Buonarroti The Stone of St. Paul and Friar Francis Buonarroti Buonarroti House Foundation

Buonarroti House Foundation Traces of the Order of Malta at Casa Buonarroti The Stone of St. Paul and Fra Francesco Buonarroti Lecture by Matthias Ebejer (European University Institute) Thursday, February 9, 2023, 5 p.m. Florence, Casa Buonarroti, via Ghibellina 70 Among the lesser-known collections of the Casa Buonarroti is a valuable collection of more than … More

The restoration of Artemisia Gentileschi’s Inclination in Casa Buonarroti

At the end of September 2022, preliminary operations began for the restoration of Artemisia Gentileschi’s famous canvas, the Inclination, painted in 1616, commissioned by Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger for the ‘Gallery’ of the family palazzo in Via Ghibellina in Florence. The room on the piano nobile, the first of the sumptuous apparatus celebrating the great … More

Return to Casa Buonarroti of Madonna of the Stair

We are pleased to communicate to our audience of friends and supporters that finally, starting from next August 3rd, it will be possible to admire again in its entirety the Sala dei Marmi, created last spring by the Friends of Florence. At the end of the splendid retrospective dedicated to Donatello, held at Palazzo Strozzi … More

Associazione Nazionale Case della Memoria

The Casa Buonarroti has joined the Associazione Nazionale Case della Memoria, a network of 90 house museums located in 13 Italian regions. «The entry of the Casa Buonarroti into our network is a very precious piece that symbolically closes the circle on the figure of Michelangelo, joining the Casa natale in Caprese Michelangelo, our member … More




In 2019 the Fondazione Casa Buonarroti launched the series “Buonarrotiana. Studi su Michelangelo e la famiglia Buonarroti”, dedicated to original research on the identity themes of the Institution, entrusted to specialists of various disciplines and tackled in a perspective of comparison between different visions and approaches.   The series was inaugurated by the volume Michelangelo … More

Michelangelo e la “maniera di figure piccole” – Presentation of the volume by Marcella Marongiu

Presentation of the volume Michelangelo e la “maniera di figure piccole” by Marcella Marongiu, with essays by Marcello Abbiati, Barbara Agosti, Elena Calvillo, Alessandro Cecchi, Laura Gianesini, Federica Kappler, Massimo Romeri. Edifir 2019. Monday, February 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – Teams Platform. Carlo Falciani talks about the book, with the participation of Marcella Marongiu, Alessandro … More