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A happy surprise

Stumbled across this museum almost by accident but wandered in and was pleasantly surprised. While... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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Sculptures in a peaceful former church

My friend and I got up early to see the famous David. We purchased the Firenze card primarily for... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
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18 Sep 2017
“A happy surprise”
15 Jun 2017
“Ok if you like more modern art church itself is nice”
The first contemporary art museum in Florence houses more than 170 works of Marino Marini, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century.
Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
+39 055 219432
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this museum almost by accident but wandered in and was pleasantly surprised. While the collection isn't huge there is enough to allow you to see a good spread of work while not being overwhelmed allowing you to appreciate the pieces. The sleepers and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kiwifoody
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This little known Museum of contemporary art by sculptor Marino Marini, is located In the Plaza San Pancrazio, inside the former old church of the same name. It’s pretty modern stuff as he only died 37yrs ago. Even though he was born in Pistoia, he...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Art is a very personal thing: if you do appreciate the art of Marino Marini then you would probably want to rate this more highly. Little can be seen inside of what the guide book says is "one of the oldest churches in Florence". Structural...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Brian-Chrissie
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Located in an old church, this exhibit of Marino Marini's sculptures and paintings and drawings shows 50 plus years of active artistic talent at work. The setting of the church really offsets the layout of the statues very uniquely. The lighting adds to the effect...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank DaleRachmeler
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was the first museum I can across that did not have long queues to enter. It's really nothing special unless you are into weathered and damaged bronze statues from the early twentieth century. Entry is €6 which for what it is I thought was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Gary B
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and I got up early to see the famous David. We purchased the Firenze card primarily for that and I am glad we did because now we can randomly find gems like Museo Marino Marini. I have learned I prefer sculpture to dark...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank AmandafromVancouver
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Another great museum in Firenze. The Museo Marino Marini is a delightful find. Excellent sculptures abound. Lovely

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Secret! This Museo is housed in the de-consecrated Church of San Pancrazio & is a private museum principally dedicated to preserving & showing the work of the internationally recognized artist Marino Marni. The overworked architectural alterations are matched only by Marni's own gigantic, brutal bronzes---...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank John N
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

If you get overdosed on Madonna-and-Child paintings in Florence, this is the perfect antidote: a wonderfully organised museum, entirely devoted to the works of Marino Marini, in a former church in the centre of the city. Absolutely delightful, and since it is "not what people...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank jb5753
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Leon Battista Alberti was responsible for the upper façade of Santa Maria Novella including the lettered frieze (1470). Another, equally beautiful work is the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in the Rucellai Chapel. This can be found in the now reinvented San Pancrazio church which has...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Phil B
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