Amongst the many Twitter feeds that I subscribe to is one generated by The Florentine Weekly, an English language newspaper which alerts visitors and expats to the current goings on in la bella citta. Usually I read the first few pages which have stories about what is going on. I drool for a short time and then move on to my next task.
This weekend, however, I had some time to browse through the other pages to satisfy my longing for things Florentine. On the last page is a list of all of the museums in Florence and brief summary of what they have to offer. It reminded me of a series of books I had seen on Amazon, which I had resisted the temptation to buy. They are just bound, lined pages that allow the owner to make lists. It gave me an idea of something new to include here, so here you have it. My first list about Italy – Museums in Florence.
|Museums I have visited||Museums I want to visit|
|Brancacci Chapel||La Specola Zoological Museum|
|Museum of the 20th Century||Opificio delle Pietre Dure|
|Opera del Duomo Museum||San Salvi Monastery|
|Galileo Museum||Stibbert Museum|
|Ognissanti Church and Cenacle|
|Ospedale degli Innocenti|
|Modern Art Gallery|
|Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments|
|San Marco Museum|
|Opera di Santa Croce Museum|
|Dante’s House Museum|
|Marino Marini Museum|
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I have put off visiting the Dante’s House Museum for no reason in particular. Now I am pleased that I have made the effort, paid my 4 euros and climbed the stairs. It doesn’t profess to be anything other than what it is – a tower dwelling where the Alighieri may have lived or lived nearby. It does give an interesting insight into the history of the divisions and families of medieval and Renaissance Florence and how this effected Dante and his poetry. I love a good love story.
Although I actually have been to the Marino Marini Museum before, it was on my to-visit side of the ledger simply because I forgot. If you enjoy modern art then this will give you a bit of relief from good stuff (personal opinion of the writer). If you cannot get your head around it then here is another challenge. I am not going to rate it because for 6 euros you can make up your own mind.