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Museo di Casa Martelli

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The wealthy Martelli family, long associated with the all-powerful Medici, lived, from the 16th century, in this palace on a quiet street near the basilica of San Lorenzo. The last Martelli died in 1986, and in October 2009 the casa-museo (house-museum) opened to the public. It's the only non-reconstructed example of such a house in all of Florence, and for that reason alone it's worth a visit. The family collected art, and while most of the stuff is B-list, a couple of gems by Beccafumi, Salvatore Rosa, and Piero di Cosimo adorn the walls. Reservations are essential, and you will be shown the glories of this place by well-informed, English-speaking guides.

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  • Address: Via Zanetti 8, San Lorenzo, Florence, 50123 | Map It
  • Phone: 055/294883
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Guided tours Thurs. 2, 3:30, and 5; Sat. 9, 10:30, and noon
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  • Location: San Lorenzo
Updated: 12-04-2013

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    Off the beaten track, a hidden gem for Art and History lovers. Original decor, charming ambience, splendid art collections. Just for 3 euro, you will discover life and secrets of noble people and their town-mansion, guided by enjoyable guides. Tip: even if it's better to call in advance, you can buy tickets on the spot; super clean toilets.

    by Perceval, 10/17/11

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