• Address: Loc. Vespignano 50039 VICCHIO (FI) Tel.+39 055 8439269 (Comune di Vicchio)
  • Visiting Hours: open only during cultural events such as the those of the Genio Fiorentino (last week of April) from 10:00- 12:00 am and 3:00 – 6:00 pm
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Località Vespignano - Vicchio (Firenze)

Giotto di Bondone (1266-1336) was one of the great innovators of Italian painting. Active in Florence, Rome, Assisi and Padua, among his splendid works are the most famous frescoes in the Chiesa Superiore di San Francesco in Assisi and the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua. Giotto was much admired by his contemporaries and was recalled by Dante as well as Boccaccio, who recognized his great modernity and admired his profound realism.
In the township of Vicchio del Mugello there is what is believed to be, according to common tradition, the home of the great Painter, who was native of this area. Originally it was probably part of a vaster manor.  
The home was restored in 1840, but suffered damage in the late IX century and then again during the 1919 earthquake; then it was left to ruin and considered only an agricultural annex. In 1975 it was purchased by the City and allocated as a museum.
Recently the setup was completely reorganized so that the visitor finds himself along a virtual path through the works of the great painter. For this reason the tour is particularly suitable for didactic purposes. In the museum there are also didactic laboratories on the art of frescoes.