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Museo Horne Review

Englishman Herbert P. Horne (1864–1916), architect, art historian, and collector, spent much of his life in his 15th-century palazzo surrounded by carefully culled paintings, sculptures, and other decorative arts mostly from the 14th to 16th centuries. His home has since been turned into a museum, and the jewel of the collection is Giotto's St. Stephen. The rest of the collection is decidedly B-list (he owned plenty of minor works by major artists such as Masaccio and Bernini), but it's still worth a visit to see how a gentleman lived in the 19th century. Many of the furnishings, such as the 15th-century lettuccio (divan), are exemplary.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via dei Benci 6, Santa Croce, Florence, 50122 | Map It
  • Phone: 055/244661
  • Cost: €6
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–1
  • Website:
  • Location: Santa Croce
Updated: 12-04-2013

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