Firenze, Piazza S.Lorenzo
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The Certosa Museum (Museo della Certosa)

This museum is home to paintings and works of art from a local monastery

Firenze
This monastery, or Certosa, was founded by the Florentine banker Niccolò Acciaioli in 1342. Over the centuries since then, the original fourteenth century construction has undergone many significant changes. For example, cloisters were added at the end of the fifteenth century and the church and its large piazza were completely renovated in the sixteenth century.Today, the picture gallery extends through two rooms inside the fourteenth century Palazzo Acciaioli which is connected to the monastery.

The gallery is home to the various works of art which used to hang around the monastery. Some of the more important paintings in the collection include the stories of the Passion of Christ by Jacopo Pontormo (circa 1520) which were taken down from the larger cloister, and also the 66 terracotta busts which originate from the workshop of Giovanni della Robbia and which also used to decorate the larger cloister. A visit to the gallery includes entry to other areas of the monastery such as the church, the cloisters, the capitulary hall, the refectory and the guest quarters.

Opening Hours
Winter: 9am-11am and 3pm-4.30pm
Summer: 9am-11.30am and 3pm-5.30pm
Closed on Mondays

Entry Fee
Free entry, donations welcome

Disabled Access
No

Contact Information
Buca di Certosa 2
Galluzzo - Florence
Telephone 055-2049226
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