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Museum Soffici of the Italian Novecento


The Museum Ardengo Soffici was opened on May 16, 2009 in Poggio a Caiano, and hosts a permanent exhibition of woks by the artist and a study centre dedicated to the knowledge of this great artist of the culture of the Italian Novecento. 
The Museum Soffici is a tribute of Poggio a Caiano to this intellectual who chose to live in these places and immortalise the landscape in many of his works; the Museum represents an added value to the tourism in Poggio a Caiano, an opportunity to learn through the artist and his many contacts in the Italian cultural scene, a cross-section of art of the Italian Novecento. 

The paintings of Soffici, kept in various public and private collections, are presented in this Museum in the exposition extended from 1904 to the 60’s, thus reconstructing the painting process of the artist. 

From the Museum you can access a specialized library with the first editions of the printed works of the Tuscan artist, a collection of critical bibliography, a complete set of magazines directed by him or to which he worked (especially Leonardo, La Voce, Lacerba, Rete Mediterranea, Galleria) and an archive of images and documents linked to him.

Ardengo Soffici

Ardengo Soffici (1879-1964), painter, writer and art historian, was one of the most important artists of the Italian Novecento. He was born in Rignano sull’Arno in 1879, but returned to Italy from Paris in 1907, where he lived for seven years, he settled in Poggio a Caiano. In France Soffici met the leading figures of the French Avant-garde as Picasso, Apollinaire, Max Jakobs, Braque. He was the founder of the magazine Lacerba with Papini, embraced the Futurism, then he returned to a more objective naturalism, which he called "synthetic realism".



Still life with melon, 1948
Scuderie Medicee

Addresses and contacts

Via Lorenzo il Magnifico
, 9
- 59016
Poggio a Caiano
Phone: 055 8701287 055 8701280 055 8701281
Fax: 055 8796944 
Opening time From 1st May to 30th September:
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:30.

From 1st October to 30th April:
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10: 00-13: 00/14: 30-17: 30
Summer opening timeTickets:
Adults: 3,00 euro
Free for EU citizens younger than 18 years old.


  • Adulti 3,00 euro; 
  • Gratuito per cittadini dell'Unione Europea di età inferiore a 18 anni.
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