Le bellezze di Firenze

The home of Rodolfo Siviero, Florence

This old family home has been turned into a museum which houses a collection of works of art by twentieth century maestros

Rodolfo Siviero is known for having been head of the Delegation for the Recuperation of Works of Art (part of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs) and for having brought back to Italy hundreds of art works which disappeared during the Second World War. He passed away in 1983, leaving his house and all the works of art inside to the Tuscan Region, on the condition that the building be turned into a museum open to the public. Visitors today can view the ground floor apartments. The house was built in the nineteenth century by Giuseppe Poggi during the urban renewal that swept through Florence when the city seemed destined to become the capital of Italy.

Siviero’s art collection doesn’t contain any of the works of art brought back to Italy as part of his job for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Rather, it is his private collection which he gathered in the course of his lifetime. Some of the most noteworthy pieces include the ancient Roman busts, the fifteenth century paintings (for example the Maestro della Natività by Bicci di Lorenzo) and the baroque works. There is also an interesting collection of twentieth century art works by Giorgio de Chirico, Ardengo Soffici, Giacomo Manzù and Pietro Annigoni, all of whom were friends with Siviero.

Opening hours
Saturday 10am-6pm (from October to May) 9.30am-12.30pm and 4.30pm-7.30pm (from June to September)
Sunday and Monday 10am-1pm (all year)
See the museum’s website for information on opening hours on public holidays and to find out about organising group visits.

Entry fee

Disabled access

Contact information
Lungarno Serristori 1-3
Telephone 055 2345219 (museum); 055 4382652 (Tuscan Region, Museum’s Sector)
E-mail casasiviero@regione.toscana.it
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