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Museo Stibbert

  • Via Federico Stibbert 26 Map It
  • Florence

Updated 12/04/2013

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Federico Stibbert (1838–1906), born in Florence to an Italian mother and an English father, liked to collect things. Over a lifetime of doing so, he amassed some 50,000 objects. This museum, which was also his home, displays many of them. He had a fascination with medieval armor and also collected costumes, particularly Uzbek costumes, which are exhibited in a room called the Moresque Hall. These are mingled with an extensive collection of swords, guns, and other devices

whose sole function was to kill people. The paintings, most of which date from the 15th century, are largely second-rate. The house itself is an interesting amalgam of neo-Gothic, Renaissance, and English eccentric. To get here, take Bus 4 (across the street from the station at Santa Maria Novella) and get off at the stop marked "Fabbroni 4." Then follow signs to the museum.

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Sight Information

Address:

Via Federico Stibbert 26, Florence, 50124, Italy

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Phone:

055-475520

Sight Details:

  • €8
  • Mon.–Wed. 10–2, Fri.–Sun. 10–6. Tours every half hr

Updated 12/04/2013

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