Museo Horne



Address:

Via dei Benci 6
50122 Florence, Italy

Neighborhood:

Historical Center

Contact:

tel: +39 055 244661
fax: +39 055 2009252
visit website
send email

Hours:

Mon-Sat 9am-1pm; in summer also Tues 8:30-11pm

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

NileGuide Expert tip:

There are masterpieces by Giotto, Masaccio and Giambologna

Description:

Museo Horne was founded in 1911 by English architect and art historian Herbert Percy Horne. He bought Palazzo Corsi in Via de' Benci where he could house his collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and furniture. He wanted to recreate the atmosphere and environment of a Renaissance residence. In 1916, Horne leaves his collections (which grew to a collection of more that 6,000 pieces of artwork) to the Italian state, creating a foundation intended for the benefit of the studies. Today Museo Horne is visited by visitors who treasure masterpieces of painting and sculpture like Giotto, Masaccio and Giambologna. The museum is furnished with unique pieces from the 13th to the 17th century. The museum aims to be a place to relive the past and discover customs and art of the city between the 15th and the 16th centuries.



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