Herbert P. Horne was a wealthy architect, scholar and collector who came to Florence at the end of the 19th century to study the Renaissance. In particular he was interested in the Renaissance influenced home décor, and wanted to create such a home for himself. The result was this lavish, exquisitely decorated home. Its highlights are:
- 4th century Florentine and Sienese paintings.
- The painting of "St. Stephen" by Giotto.
- Sculptures by Desiderio da Settignano, Giambologna.
- Italian ceramics from the 14th to the 17th centuries Bernini.
The building in which he chose to build this home is a 15th century palace. When he passed away, Horne bequeathed the palace and its collections to the Italian State.
Horne Museum Travel Tips
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0.23% of people who visit Florence include Horne Museum in their plan
95% of people start their Horne Museum visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Horne Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Horne Museum