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University of Florence Natural History Museum

Via Giorgio la Pira 4 | Sede di Geologia e Paleontologia, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 275 6444
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Mammoth skeletons the highligh

Certainly very small, this museum is a great break from all the glorious art and churches of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cravingescape
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brisbane
Florence calls it the Museo Geologia e Paleontologia

Not sure why we're calling the Natural History museum. I guess that's what it is but I like... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
12gotoperu
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Huntington, West Virginia
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The Museum of Natural History, University of Florence, was founded in 1775 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold, although the Botanical Garden dates back to 1545. With its 8 million specimens, it is the most important naturalistic museum in Italy and one of the greatest in the world.
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Via Giorgio la Pira 4 | Sede di Geologia e Paleontologia, 50121, Florence, Italy
San Marco
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+39 055 275 6444
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly very small, this museum is a great break from all the glorious art and churches of Florence. My kids really enjoyed the various skeletons on display, and I liked seeing the display of the local ancient fauna. It is a great way to appreciate...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Not sure why we're calling the Natural History museum. I guess that's what it is but I like Italian names and that's how it was listed in my guidebook. Anyway, I also remember being bored to death when I visited the Natural History Museum in...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This tiny museum is a bit dated and expensive for what it is. I'm not to sure if am mistaken but many of these reviews appear to be for the museum special which is situated in pitti, not the small museum behind accedemia located at...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is really well laid out and well presented. Not just something that kids will be interested in. Well worth a visit. Entrance fee only €7.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were on the way to the Boboli Gardens when we chanced on the Natural History Museum. The first part was a huge collection of wax replicas of humans in various states of dissection which were fascinating though not to everyone's taste. Adjoining these rooms...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We visited the Museum of Zoology and Natural History, best known as La Specola with our 13 and 15 year old sons and they loved it. It is like a huge taxidermist zoo, they were fascinated with the range of insects and animals on display....More

Thank Barb L
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

First time visit to Florence and looking for somewhere to cool down.Came across the garden and was able to buy a guide book which pointed out the ancient trees etc.Enjoyed my visit relaxing on stone bench as sun going down. Unfortunately needs some tlc. Could...More

Thank jdr800
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

The University of Florence Natural History Museum is an interesting pace to visit. Lots of samples of mineralogical items and great educational material on geology and paleontology. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

There are a big collection about more as 25.000 of mineralogical pieces of all the world; and Cosimo I begins with this collection; a very inreresting collection of about 5000 presentations of Elba and extraordinary Gemstones, a Topaze of Brasil of 150 kg and also...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

First of all, I state that the following review concerns only the "Geology and Paleontology" (Via La Pira, 4), not the other sections of the Natural Histoy Museum, which are scattered in various buildings of the city. The "Geology and Anthropology" section shows in my...More

Thank Brun066
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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
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