ABOUT MUSEUMS IN FLORENCE
The museum created by Frederick Stibbert (1838-1906) is a rare example of a XIX century museum setting. The charm of every room was created to evoke the atmosphere of the period and the origin of the works. The renovation of the Villa di Montughi was made by great contemporary architects and decorators who created a home-museum of great fascination.
The collection reflects Stibbert’s interests in the history and customs of diverse cultures, and includes weapons, armor, costumes, furnishings, examples of the applied arts, and XVI to XIX century tapestries and paintings. The most important part is dedicated to European, Middle-Eastern and Japanese arms and armor. Particularly impressive is the Sala della Cavalcata, where a line-up of life sized European and Islamic mounted soldiers recreate a scene from the past. Also of great esteem is the collection of costumes, now in a new setting.
Address: Via F. Stibbert 26
Phone: 055 475520
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