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 thirty medals made in Maltese terra sigillata and dedicated to the saints and blesseds of the Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John, known as the Order of Malta.
The presence in the Casa Buonarroti should be linked to Friar Francis, brother of Michelangelo the Younger and a member of the chivalric Order.
Matthias Ebejer, a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and a specialist in studies on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, will present the outcome of his research on the medals and the still little-known personality of Friar Francesco Buonarroti.
The lecture is open to the public up to the maximum capacity allowed by security regulations.