Giovanni Boccaccio's house today is a museum and also a famous library which house in  translations of Boccaccio's work such as “The Decameron”, “Ninfale Fiesolano” , etc...

Boccaccio’s House, now a Museum open to the public, is near the middle of Via Boccaccio. What we see today is a reconstruction virtually faithful to the original; in fact, during World War II, it was hit by a bomb that almost completely destroyed it. On the external façade, one can note that the right side of the building contains some darker coloured bricks: they are the oldest and they testify to what remains of the original.

The house, headquarters of the National Giovanni Boccaccio Society, is now a museum and it houses a specialised library, consecrated to the great poet’s life and work. Inside are also a large fresco by Pietro Benvenuti (1820) and some rare examples of 14th century shoes, found during the restorations. The House also hosts the headquarters of the National Coordination, Houses of Memory.

Events, exhibitions, shows, music, contemporary art, food and wine tours and much more ... Stay Connected!
Name:
Email:
I agree to the privacy policy

Museum | dalle 9.30-13-30 / 14.30-19.00

  • Palazzo pretorio

    Built  at the end of the twelfth century, it was the Alberti count family's mansion house, later Vicar's seat.

  • Boccaccio's house

    Giovanni Boccaccio's house today is a museum and also a famous library which house in  translations of Boccaccio's work such as “The Decameron”, “Ninfale Fiesolano” , etc...

  • Museum of Sacred art

    Born as an Augustinian Convent, today the building shows religious paintings of important artists.