What to see in Florence

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Holy Trinity Bridge

The Ponte Santa Trìnita (Italian for Holy Trinity Bridge, named for the ancient church in the nearest stretch of via de' Tornabuoni) is a Renaissance bridge spanning the Arno. The Ponte Santa Trìnita is the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the...

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National Museum of St. Mark

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Stibbert Museum

The Stibbert Museum (Museo Stibbert) is located on via Frederick Stibbert on the hill of Montughi in Florence, Italy. The museum contains over 36,000 artifacts, including a vast collection of armour from Eastern and Western civilizations.The...

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Horne Museum

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Dure Stone Factory

The Opificio delle Pietre Dure, literally meaning Workshop of Semi-precious Stones, is a public institute of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage based in Florence. It is a global leader in the field of art restoration and provides teaching...

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Loggia della Signoria (or the Lanzi)

The Loggia dei Lanzi, also called the Loggia della Signoria, is a building on a corner of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy, adjoining the Uffizi Gallery. It consists of wide arches open to the street. The arches rest on clustered...

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Medici Laurentian Library

The Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana) is a historical library in Florence, Italy, containing a repository of more than 11,000 manuscripts and 4,500 early printed books. Built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo...

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Garden Bardini

The Giardino Bardini is an Italian Renaissance garden in Florence, Italy. Opened only recently to the public, it is relatively little-known. The garden boasts many statues and panoramic views over the city. Wildlife in the garden includes rock...

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Garden of the Simple - Botanical Garden

The Orto Botanico di Firenze (2.3 hectares), also known as the Giardino dei Semplici, the "Garden of simples", is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Florence. It is located at Via Micheli, 3, Florence, Italy, and open weekday...

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Alinari National Museum of Photography

The Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia (MNAF - National Museum Alinari of Photography), formerly Museo della Storia della Fotografia Fratelli Alinari is a photography museum located on the piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence (Italy). It...

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Gallery of Modern Art - Palazzo Pitti

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Museum Stefano Bardini

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Dante's House Museum

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Fortress of Santa Maria in San Giorgio del Belvedere

The Forte di Belvedere or Fortezza di Santa Maria in San Giorgio del Belvedere (often called simply Belvedere) is a fortification in Florence, Italy. It was built by Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici during the period 1590–1595, with Bernardo...

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Porcelain Museum - Palazzo Pitti

The Museo delle Porcellane (in English: The Porcelain Museum) is located in the Casino del Cavaliere, one of the highest points of the Boboli Gardens at the Pitti Palace in Florence.The museum, housed in the Villino del Cavaliere high in the...

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Porcellino Fountain

Il Porcellino (Italian "piglet") is the local Florentine nickname for the bronze fountain of a boar. The fountain figure was sculpted and cast by Baroque master Pietro Tacca (1577–1640) shortly before 1634, following a marble Italian copy of a...

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Ferragamo Museum - Spini Feroni Palace

Palazzo Spini Ferroni is a majestic private medieval house-palace in the city.The palace was built from 1289 for the rich cloth merchant and banker Geri Spini, on the lands he had bought from the monks of Santa Trinita, after the 1288 flood of...

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Real Apartments (Palazzo Pitti)

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Argenti Museum - Palazzo Pitti

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Museum and Loggia del Bigallo

The Loggia del Bigallo is a late Gothic structure in Florence, Italy. It is one of a dozen public loggias in the city, in this case part of a construction that housed the Compagnia della Misericordia, who commissioned the structure, probably from...

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Fortress from Basso

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Cascine Park

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Orsanmichele Museum

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Church of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi

Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi is a religious complex in central Florence, including a church and a former convent in Borgo Pinti.The Pazzi name was added after a Carmelite nun, canonized in 1669, from the Pazzi family, who patronized the...

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Marino Marini Museum - Ex Church of San Pancrazio

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Statues of Piazza della Signoria - Loggia dei Lanzi

The Loggia dei Lanzi, also called the Loggia della Signoria, is a building on a corner of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy, adjoining the Uffizi Gallery. It consists of wide arches open to the street. The arches rest on clustered...

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Chapel of the Magi

The Magi Chapel is a chapel in Palazzo Medici Riccardi of Florence, Italy. It includes a famous cycle of frescoes by the Renaissance master Benozzo Gozzoli, painted in 1459-1461.The chapel is on the piano nobile of the palace, and was one of the...

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Costume Gallery - Palazzo Pitti

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Chapel of the Pazzi

The Pazzi Chapel (Cappella dei Pazzi) is a religious building in Florence, central Italy, considered to be one of the masterpieces of Renaissance architecture. It is located in the "first cloister" of the Basilica di Santa Croce.Though funds for...

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Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

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Museum of Natural History - Section of Anthropology and Ethnology

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English Cemetery

The English Cemetery in Florence, Italy is at Piazzale Donatello. Its names, 'Cimitero Inglese' and 'Cimitero Protestante' are somewhat misleading, as the cemetery holds bodies of Orthodox Christians as well as those of many Reformed Churches;...

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Rose Garden

The park was created by architect Giuseppe Poggi in 1865, commissioned by the municipality of Florence as the city was going to be the new capital of Italy. It has a surface of c. 1 ha, over terraces.

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Natural History Museum

The Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze is a natural history museum in 6 major collections and is part of the University of Florence. Museum collections are open mornings except Wednesday, and all day Saturday; an admission fee is charged.The...

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Santa Maria Novella Station

Firenze Santa Maria Novella (in English Florence Santa Maria Novella) or Stazione di Santa Maria Novella is a terminus railway station in Florence, Italy. The station is used by 59 million people every year and is one of the busiest in Italy.It...

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Piazza Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce is one of the main squares of the historic centre of Florence, Italy. It is located near piazza della Signoria and the National Central Library, and takes its name from the Basilica of Santa Croce that overlooks the...

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Palazzo Antinori

Palazzo Antinori is a palace of the Renaissance age, located at the end of Via de' Tornabuoni.The palace was built in 1461-1469, perhaps under the design of Giuliano da Maiano, for Giovanni di Bono Boni. The unfinished palace was sold in 1475 to...

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Palazzo Spini Feroni

Palazzo Spini Ferroni is a majestic private medieval house-palace in the city.The palace was built from 1289 for the rich cloth merchant and banker Geri Spini, on the lands he had bought from the monks of Santa Trinita, after the 1288 flood of...

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Torrigiani Garden

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Museum and Tower of Pagliazza