H (055)24 17 52. Open 9:30am-1:30pm Wed-Mon. Closed 1 Jan, Easter Sun, 25 Apr, 1 May, 15 Aug, 25 Dec. Adm charge 0 0 Michelangelo (whose surname was Buonarroti) lived briefly in this group of three houses which he bought as an investment in 1508. Subsequent generations of his descendants added what they could to a significant collection of his works. Among these is his earliest known work, the Madonna della Scala, a marble tavoletta, or rectangular relief, carved in 1490-92. There is also a relief from 1492, showing The Battle of the Centaurs, and the design, never used, for the facade of San Lorenzo, shown in a wooden model. 19th-century copy of the Pianta della Catena, showing Florence’s cityscape. Michelangelo’s Tomb Michelangelo never completed the Pieta he planned for his own tomb (see p67).