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Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery

It is one of the most popular museums in the world because it displays Michelangelo's renowned David
Alberto della Ragione Collection

Alberto della Ragione Collection

It is situated in the shadow of Palazzo Vecchio, and represents an extraordinary treasure of works of art
Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

It stems from the collections of the Medici and Lorraine families that were initally exhibited along with other treasures in the Uffizi Gallery and moved to the Palazzo della Crocetta
Badia Fiorentina

Badia Fiorentina

It is located almost directly in front of the Bargello, at the intersection between Via del Proconsolo and Via Dante Alighieri
Baptistery of San Giovanni

Baptistery of San Giovanni

The origins of the temple dedicated to St. John the Baptist, later patron saint of the city, are still uncertain
Bargello National Museum

Bargello National Museum

The Museum has a remarkable collection of sculpture and works of art, with fundamental works by Donatello, Della Robbia, Verrocchio and Michelangelo
Basilica di San Lorenzo

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Consecrated in 393, it's the oldest church in Florence
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte

Basilica di San Miniato al Monte

The lower part of the facade is decorated by fine arcading; the upper part is simpler and has a fine 12th-century mosaic of Christ between the Madonna and St. Miniato
Basilica di Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce

Santa Croce is one of the oldest Franciscan basilicas and, in terms of its dimensions, also one of the most magnificent
Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella is chronologically the first of the great Florentine basilicas
Basilica di Santo Spirito

Basilica di Santo Spirito

The church is one of the most important churches of the city
Botanical Museum

Botanical Museum

It was established only in 1842, that is fairly late as compared to other Florentine Museums
Brunelleschi's Dome

Brunelleschi's Dome

The construction of the cupola of the Cathedral was one of the most imposing tasks of the Renaissance
Casa Buonarroti

Casa Buonarroti

Casa Buonarroti is one of the most extraordinary Florentine museums
Casa di Dante

Casa di Dante

The museum is arranged on three floors according to the three most important stages in his life
Casa Guidi

Casa Guidi

The Guidi House, as we see it today, has the same number of rooms and the same layout of the flat rented in 1847 by the couple Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barret Browning
Castello di Montefugoni - Montespertoli

Castello di Montefugoni - Montespertoli

The castle was owned since 1160 by the powerful Acciaioli family, whose most famous member was Niccolò Acciaioli
Castello di Poppiano - Montespertoli

Castello di Poppiano - Montespertoli

The Poppiano Castle was an imposing medieval building with three rings of walls, built around the year 1000
Castello di Sonnino - Montespertoli

Castello di Sonnino - Montespertoli

The castle stands beside the village of Montespertoli and is owned by the Sonnino family, but it once belong to the Lords of Montespertoli
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - Duomo

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - Duomo

The Cathedral is the end result of years of work that covered over six centuries of history
Cenacolo di Fuligno - Conservatory for poor and honest girls

Cenacolo di Fuligno - Conservatory for poor and honest girls

It is situated in the former convent of the Sisters of Foligno, transformed into a
Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia - Convent of Sant'Apollonia

Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia - Convent of Sant'Apollonia

The first Renaissance refectory in Florence is the one belonging to the Benedictine nuns of Sant'Apollonia, created around 1445 in one of the most florid periods the convent
Certosa del Galluzzo

Certosa del Galluzzo

This fortified monastery the Carthusians built overlooking the town of Galluzzo, about five km from Florence, is extraordinary both architecturally and artistically
Church of B.V.M. Madre delle Grazie

Church of B.V.M. Madre delle Grazie

It was projected by the architect, Guido Morozzi, and it was built between 1954 and 1958
Church of Immacolata

Church of Immacolata

Into the church there are many works of By Giovanni Montini
Church of Ognissanti

Church of Ognissanti

It was founded in 1251 by the Ordine degli Umiliati, rationalized the organization of the hamlet located on the site
Church of Orsanmichele

Church of Orsanmichele

The building is square in plan, and there are still, on the ground floor, the 13th century arches that formed the loggia
Church of S. Felice

Church of S. Felice

The present building dates to the 1400s, though there are traces of an earlier Romanesque structure
Church of S. Felicita

Church of S. Felicita

It was built in the middle ages on the site of a Paleochristian Church and cemetery
Church of S. Ferdinando della Pia Casa di Montedomini

Church of S. Ferdinando della Pia Casa di Montedomini

The current imposing building of the Pia Casa of Montedomini stands near Arno's shore
Church of S. Leonardo in Arcetri

Church of S. Leonardo in Arcetri

It was partially demolished and partially incorporated to the Uffizi, ceasing all religious functions
Church of S. Maria del Carmine

Church of S. Maria del Carmine

It was begun in 1268, finished in 1476, devastated by a fire in 1771, and rebuilt in a rather grandiose Baroque style in 1792
Church of San Jacopo Sopr'Arno

Church of San Jacopo Sopr'Arno

The church, which dates to the X century, has been modified repeatedly
Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio

Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio

It dates to at least 1116, and presents a Romanesque façade whose lower half is older, with simple doors bordered by architraves, and arches
Church of SS. Annunziata

Church of SS. Annunziata

The present church was built between 1444 and 1481 by Michelozzo, with the assistance of P. Portigiani and Antonio Manetti
Church of SS. Apostoli

Church of SS. Apostoli

It dates to the 11th century, was reworked in the XV-XVI centuries, and was restored to its original state between 1930 and 1938
Cimitero degli Inglesi

Cimitero degli Inglesi

Being a Protestant burial site, this cemetery was placed outside the city walls near Porta a Pinti, the gateway after which it was originally named
Costume Gallery

Costume Gallery

It is housed in the small building of the Meridiana of the Pitti Palace
Fiesole Archaeological Site

Fiesole Archaeological Site

The Archaeological area of Fiesole, near Florence, includes well preserved Etruscan and Roman remains
Fontana del Nettuno

Fontana del Nettuno

The fountain (also called Biancone) is located in Piazza della Signoria, in a corner of Palazzo Vecchio
Garden of Medici Villa of Castello

Garden of Medici Villa of Castello

The Villa of Castello was one of the first villas outside Florence owned by the Medici, dating back to 1477
Garden of Villa Gamberaia

Garden of Villa Gamberaia

It is set on the hillside of Settignano, with extraordinary views of Florence and the surrounding Arno valley
Giotto's Belltower

Giotto's Belltower

The belltower of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most beautiful in Italy, was an invention of genius by Giotto which was created more as a decorative monument than a functional one
Loggia dei Lanzi o della Signoria

Loggia dei Lanzi o della Signoria

The Loggia dei Lanzi, is an historical monument located in Piazza della Signoria, next to Palazzo Vecchio and nearby the Uffizi Gallery
Modern Art Gallery

Modern Art Gallery

In Pitti Palace, on the second floor, the Modern Art Gallery shows a complete overview of Italian painting from Neoclassicism to the 20th century
Monumental apartments - Palazzo Pitti

Monumental apartments - Palazzo Pitti

They take up the right wing of the main floor of the Pitti Palace and are an important record of the history of the palace over three subsequent historical periods
Museo Archeologico - Montelupo Fiorentino

Museo Archeologico - Montelupo Fiorentino

The Archaeological Museum offers an important contribution to the reconstruction of the history of settlement in this part of central-northern Tuscany
Museo Casa Rodolfo Siviero

Museo Casa Rodolfo Siviero

The museum also hosts exhibitions and other cultural events, the actualization of which is entrusted by Regione Toscana to the Associazione Amici dei Musei Fiorentini
Museo del Vino - Centro per la cultura del vino I Lecci - Montespertoli

Museo del Vino - Centro per la cultura del vino I Lecci - Montespertoli

On a beautiful hill crest, against the stunning scenery of the Via Lucardese, lies the Centre for the Culture of Wine
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

The Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore is a lay institution founded by the Republic of Florence in 1296 to superintend the construction of the new Cathedral and its bell tower
Museo della Ceramica - Montelupo Fiorentino

Museo della Ceramica - Montelupo Fiorentino

The new Ceramics Museum comprises an indoor area of 2.100 square metres, an outdoor area of 400 square metres and a spacious entrance hall that houses the cafeteria/bookshop
Museo della Fondazione Roberto Capucci

Museo della Fondazione Roberto Capucci

The Foundation is aimed at preserving and promoting the knowledge of the work of Roberto Capucci
Museo di Arte Sacra - Montespertoli

Museo di Arte Sacra - Montespertoli

The museum’s patrimony of works comes from the parish church of San Pietro in Mercato, and from its suffragans as well as from the churches of the other two parishes
Museum and Florentine Institute of Prehistory

Museum and Florentine Institute of Prehistory

It was founded in Florence in 1946 to preserve and classify the prehistoric collections existing in Florence
Museum Bardini

Museum Bardini

The museum is situated in a fine building refurbished by Stefano Bardini
Museum of Bigallo

Museum of Bigallo

It became in 1425 the seat of the Compagnia del Bigallo
Museum of History of Science

Museum of History of Science

Since 1930 the seat of the museum is in the old palace, restored several times over the centuries, that takes its name from its last owners, the Castellanis
Museum of Orsanmichele

Museum of Orsanmichele

The museum is situated inside the fourteenth century building of Orsanmichele
Museum of Palazzo Davanzati

Museum of Palazzo Davanzati

Also known as the Museum of the traditional Florentine house it's in fact the house of a noble family, dating from the 14th century, which was acquired by the State in 1951
Museum of the Cenacolo of Andrea del Sarto

Museum of the Cenacolo of Andrea del Sarto

Since 1981 some of the restored rooms of the former Vallombrosan convent of S. Salvi are the seat of the Museum of the Cenacolo of Andrea del Sarto
Museum of the Medici Chapels

Museum of the Medici Chapels

The Museum is especially famous for the New Sacristy which Michelangelo designed for the tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici, creating one of the masterpieces of architecture and sculpture of the Italian Renaissance
Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Opificio delle Pietre Dure

It is dedicated to the traditional art of the Florentine mosaic (or inlaid work) in semi-precious stones
Orto Botanico 'Giardino dei Semplici'

Orto Botanico 'Giardino dei Semplici'

The Botanical Gardens of Florence were founded on December 1st 1545, when Grand Duke Cosimo I dei Medici purchased the land from the Dominican sisters
Palatina Gallery

Palatina Gallery

The Gallery is called Palatina because it is located in the Palazzo of the ruling family
Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

The palace is, characterised by clearly delineated and rusticated floors, is the first Renaissance building erected in Florence
Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

It is the Florence's town hall, with a massive fortress-like structure
Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria

It has been at the heart of Florentine politics since the 14th century
Piazza Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce

It is a rectangular space, a result of the urban intervention of the second-half of the 14th Century
Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo

The most famous panoramic and suggestive point of Florence: the perfect place to enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city
Pieve di San Leolino - Rignano sull'Arno

Pieve di San Leolino - Rignano sull'Arno

The Pieve di San Leolino in Rignano sull’Arno was first mentioned in 1066 in a document of the lost San Pier Maggiore Monastery in Florence
Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

It' s the oldest bridge in Florence, and it was the only bridge in the city to escape being blown up during World War II
Rocca e antica Chiesa di S. Lorenzo - Montelupo Fiorentino

Rocca e antica Chiesa di S. Lorenzo - Montelupo Fiorentino

A strategic palce, a panoramic terrace that overlooks the entire valley to the west of which, at sunset, the jagged profile of the Apuane Alps can be seen
San Marco Museum

San Marco Museum

The museum owes its renown especially to the paintings of Fra Angelico, one of the great artists of the Renaissance, who frescoed extensive parts of the convent
Silver Museum

Silver Museum

The rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Pitti and the mezzanine rooms were chosen in 1861 as the location of the Silver Museum, which collects various kinds of precious objects
Stibbert Museum

Stibbert Museum

Federico Stibbert belonged to the refined world of writers and men of letters, English art amateurs and others who entered the life of Florence during the 19th century
The Boboli Garden

The Boboli Garden

The garden was originally designed for the Medici and are one of the earliest examples of the Italian Garden which later inspired those of many European courts
The Garden of Archimedes

The Garden of Archimedes

It's the first museum entirely dedicated to mathematics
The Horne House Museum

The Horne House Museum

The palace is one of the most beautiful in downtown Florence
The Museum and Monumental Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella

The Museum and Monumental Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella

The monumental complex of the cloister is considered an extraordinary example of Italian Gothic architecture
The Museum of the Opera di Santa Croce

The Museum of the Opera di Santa Croce

This museum is located next to the church of Santa Croce, one of the most extraordinary examples of Italian Gothic architecture
The Pitti Palace

The Pitti Palace

Residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany, now houses several important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain and a costume gallery
The Porcelain museum

The Porcelain museum

The collection can be described as princely, in that many pieces were made for the grand-ducal court or were gifts from other European rulers.
Torre di Palazzo Vecchio

Torre di Palazzo Vecchio

About 94 metres high, it is considered the symbol of the city
Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

One of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world: comprises masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Mantegna and many others
Villa of Petraia

Villa of Petraia

It is a very interesting museum complex both in terms of architectural decoration and because of the furniture it still preserves in its interior

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