Not only do the well-known masterworks by Michelangelo kept in the Casa Buonarroti come from the family patrimony; the same is also true of paintings, sculptures, majolicas and the archaeological sections arranged on the museum's two floors.
The new permanent museum hosts the largest and most beautiful machines taken from Leonardo da Vinci's codes. They were build starting from the careful study of Leonardo's drawings, creating machines which work to a perfection that has never before been achieved. The machines which were exceptional in interpretation, size, beauty and construction systems are: the flying machines, the hydraulic saw, the column raiser, printing machine etc.
The Physics Cabinet of the Science and Technology Foundation of Florence preserves the largest and most comprehensive collection of Italian 19th Century equipment for Physics study and teaching. From the middle of the 19th Century to the beginning of the 20th Century, the collection was significantly enriched, and it is today a unique collection of its kind.
We invite you to discover the new Galileo Museum, formerly Institute and Museum of the History of Science, dedicated to the science and the famous Pisan scientist Galileo Galilei. A museum that focuses on the importance that Galileo's legacy plays for their activities and for their culture, with a priceless heritage of instruments and experimental apparatus, and at the same time, an institute engaged in research and documentation, which makes available to scholars around the world the substantial resources of its rich library, accessible through the Internet too.
Located inside the right nave of the Duomo Nuovo (New Cathedral), the Museo dell'Opera is one of the most ancient private museums created in Italy. Inside this prestigious seat, in addition to display works of art from the Cathedral, it houses chorals, furnitures and works of art of great value that have been removed from the original locations over the centuries.
Villa Bardini, completely renovated and reopened to the public thanks to the generous intervention Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, is now ready to present itself as the cultural center of the first magnitude. Sixty rooms and halls with a total of 3800 square meters on four levels that will host, as well as the offices of the Parks Foundation Monumental Bardini and Peyron, the Roberto Capucci Museum, the Pietro Annigoni Mueum and the Tuscan Society of Horticulture. The building is also home to conferences, exhibitions, and has a large bar-restaurant at the service of the cultural activity of the Villa and the Garden.
In the heart of Florence, the symbolic place of culture and art of the Renaissance, the Horne Museum proposes itself as a space to relive the past and discover the customs and art of the city between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, as intended by the architect and English art historian Herbert Percy Horne. A refined mine of masterpieces of painting and sculpture (from Giotto to Simone Martini, Masaccio, Filippino Lippi, Domenico Beccafumi and Giambologna), but also and above all a House, furnished with fine artworks from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
The Stibbert museum's collection consists of about fifty thousand objects, mostly exposed, the result of the original nucleus left by Frederick Stibbert at his death but increased by various gifts and rear purchases. It was articulated over the years: weapons and armor, costumes, paintings, tapestries, furniture and objects of applied art, collected in the desire to document all the areas in which changes in taste and development of production techniques stimulated the creation of art objects.