A place of memories and celebrations of the great artist Michelangelo, Casa Buonarroti is a monument and a museum, displaying one of the greatest art collections of Michelangelo. The building was built by Leonardo, Michelangelo’s nephew and was enlarged and restored by Michelangelo the Younger. It was later converted into a museum, to house some of the greatest works of Michelangelo and other Flemish and Italian renaissance artists. Although Michelangelo was not born in Casa Buonarroti, he spent a couple of years in the building. A great place to learn about the life of Michelangelo, the museum has several sketches, drawings and other works of the great artists placed in the 2 floors and 16 exhibition halls. The first floor of the museum consists of the family collection with over 150 archaeological findings and the adjacent halls include the works from artists who were inspired by Michelangelo and were collected by the Buonarrito family. Some of the most famous attractions in the museum include 2 marble reliefs made by Michelangelo, Madonna of the Stairs and the Battle of Centaurs. You can also gaze at several samples of drawing made by Michelangelo that are displayed on rotation basis such as the Madonna and the Child, Studies for the head of Leda and the sketch of Cleopatra.