What an amazing building! In a very famous place of the city of Florence for its glorious past of human charity: the Hospital of St. Paul or the Leopoldine in the Santa Maria Novella square. From "Spitale" for pilgrims, this building was converted into a school for poor girls- one of the first schools for girls in the world at all, under the Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Habsburg, in the eighteenth century, which is why "Leopoldine" is the name of the school.
The Museo Novecento, composed of works of the twentieth century, offers a collection that largely represents Italian art of the first half of the twentieth century.
In the museum of Novecento paintings, sculptures, videos, and documents cover a unique period from an artistic point of view, a period that saw Florence as one of the most flourishing centers of the world. The museum houses 300 works in 15 modern showrooms. The exhibition respects the Renaissance complex of Michelozzo, architect of the Medici, a journey back from contemporary works to those of the early 900.
To make it an even more exciting experience, the atmosphere of specific time periods was recreated through music, cinema and literature to make the works live again.
Of great value is the Alberto Della Ragione collection, donated to the city of Florence in the aftermath of the 1966 flood, while the path ends with the Ottone Rosai bequest, donated to the Municipality of Florence in 1963.
In the museum loggia, in addition to the permanent exhibition, the temporary collections, the Cinema Hall, the Conferences and various special projects complete the Museum's activity through thematic and multidisciplinary insights.
Three hours of total immersion in the best expression of the Florentine and Italian twentieth century with a guide specialized in modern and contemporary art.
Available days: Everyday
Bookable Starting Time: from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Duration: 3 hours
English, Italiano, Francais, Deutsch, Español
Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!
Child rate: From 6 years to 17 years with ID. Please insert number of people.
Meeting Point: Piazza Santa Maria Novella, entrance Museum Novecento