The museum occupies the site of what used to be the convent of the Pious Sisters of the order of Oblates. The core exhibition, in the house of Buonarroti, obtained collections of drawings and paintings from the Uffizi and showed Florence when it was the capital of Italy. The transformation of Florence can be seen through its documentation in paintings, prints and plastics from the Renaissance to the end of the last century. The most important piece is the "Map of the succession", which is a large 19th century reproduction of a 1740 etching which showed Florence at the height of its Renaissance splendour. There are also views of Florence and lunettes which show the main Medici residences.
- Open Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM, Friday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM
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