Fodor's Expert Review Museo Horne

Santa Croce Castle/Palace/Chateau

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 century. 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.

Castle/Palace/Chateau Museum/Gallery Building/Architectural Site Historic District/Site

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Via dei Benci 6
Florence, Tuscany  50122, Italy

055-244661

www.museohorne.it

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Rate Includes: €7, Closed Wed.

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