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Museo Horne

Via dei Benci, 6, Florence, Italy
+39 055 244661
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Authentic Renaissance home of an English Art Collector

Having been to all the big famous museums and galleries here , I started to research the smaller... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden gem among the Florentine treasuries

It is a small museum not far from Santa Croce, which may be underestimated by the tourists, just... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Maria M
Moscow, Russia
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Taking its name from the English collector Herbert P. Horne (1864-1916,) this art museum houses an impressive group of 14th-century Florentine and Sienese works plus Giotto's St. Stephen, which is rare and the highlight of the collection.
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Via dei Benci, 6, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
+39 055 244661
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Having been to all the big famous museums and galleries here , I started to research the smaller and more unknown ones. Came across this , a beautiful historic building near the Arno with an amazing collection of painted and sculpted masterpieces , from Giotto...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It is a small museum not far from Santa Croce, which may be underestimated by the tourists, just because there are so many thing to see in Florence. But it's really worth coming here, because this museum is very cosy, full of many masterpieces, among...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I spent about an hour here last week. It's freezing cold as all the room are off an open courtyard, and the windows were all open too! You can take pictures, there's quite a lot of impressive renaissance furniture to admire. A particularly fine copy...More

Thank Louise_Shepherd
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Having been many times in the surroundings of Museo Horne before and found it closed, I was happy this time to come along early during the opening hours. The signposting was so discrete that I had to look around in order to find the ticket...More

Thank 971ibf
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

It's not one of the more popular ones but inside is a real gem. The history of how Horne acquired the palace and the art collection is fascinating. And it does contain some amazing Renaissance art, some going back to C13th. The guides were helpful...More

Thank Jonny C
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Museo Horne is a nice museum with a good collection of art work. One of the main attractions is the painting of St Stephen. Worth a visit

Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 25 January 2016

A very disappointing museum. As much as I was impressed with the Palazzo Davanzati (which has a fee of 2 Euro) I was disappointed with Horne Museum (which has a fee of 7 Euro). At ground level and free of charge you can find a...More

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was an excellent museum, the only downside was that it did not allow photography which was a little sad. It's a beautiful look at how the great houses would have looked in period and filled with delightful art. No elevator access, but lovely. Can...More

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Founded by an Englishman involved in the Arts & Crafts movement and more recently supported by a bank, this is one of the most beautiful and professional museums in the city, despite being quite small and containing few masterpiece paintings. It has changing exhibits and...More

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Though the museum doesn't get much notoriety, it has a very nice collection of old masters and in a setting reminiscent of the time they were painted. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Some real surprises here. The story of the collector is very...More

2  Thank GvilleHistoryTours
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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