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Galleria dello Spedale degli Innocenti

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San Marco
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Address: Piazza SS. Annunziata,12, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 249 1708
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Good Architecture

The Galleria dello Spedale degli Innocenti has beautiful architecture. It was designed by Brunelleschi and finished by F. Luca in 1445. The façade has a beautiful portico of nine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2013
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Was looking forward the visit. The museum was closed for restoration work. Couldn't even see the cloisters. Small display about the history behind the building.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Low admission price as only a small display is open detailing the development and use of this site over the years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We visit the Ospedale and its museum every time we are in Florence. The della Robbia terracotta roundels are as beautiful as you'll find anywhere... just perfect representations of the children the Ospedale served. Beautiful art and architecture, very interesting museum. Love it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Awesome exhibition!! What an art and the tour was amazing. The only downer was that we had to look and search around our ticket lady other than that, it is a must go place when you are in Florence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

The Galleria dello Spedale degli Innocenti has beautiful architecture. It was designed by Brunelleschi and finished by F. Luca in 1445. The façade has a beautiful portico of nine arches that are decorated with polychrome terra-cotta roundels of babies. These roundels were made by the artist Andrea della Robbia in 1463. It is located by the Church of Santa Annunziata.

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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