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  • 1 Sassetti Chapel of Santa Trinita Interesting

    Religious buildings

    P.za S.-Trinita I - 50123 Firenze

    Created by Ghirlandaio in 1483, the decorative scheme of the Sassetti Chapel is Santa Trinita's main attraction. Relating the Life of St Francis of Assisi, the artist painted a series of portraits of his contemporaries. In the depicted scenes may be ..

  • 2 St Salvi's Refectory Interesting

    Religious buildings

    V. San-Salvi 16 I - 50121 Firenze

    Jesus, had just instituted the Eucharist and, at this Last Supper, revealed the betrayal of one of the twelve. This is the precise moment that del Sarto chose to illustrate. The surprise and discussions between the apostles are depicted by questionin..

  • 3 Casa Buanarroti Interesting

    Museums and art

    v. Ghibellina 70 I - 50122 Firenze

    Michelangelo purchased a group of three houses which he left in the hands of his nephew in 1534 with his plans for alterations when he moved to Rome. Thus, although the Master designed the Casa where his soul and spirit are omnipresent, he never live..

  • 4 Old Florentine House Museum (Palazzo Davanzati) Interesting

    Museums and art

    V. di Porta-Rossa 13 I - 50123 Firenze

    The museum is located in the Davanzati Palace (circa 1350), a narrow, three-storied building, embellished by a covered terrace supported by four small columns, added in the 16C to replace the medieval crenellation. On the ground floor are three wide ..

  • 5 Viale Gabriele d'Annunzio Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Viale Gabriele-D'Annunzio I - 50135 Settignano

    Heading out of Florence through Coverciano, this long winding road climbs the hillside affording lovely views of the countryside and the magnificent houses bordering it. Halfway along, Villa Contri di Mezzaratta overlooks a little valley to the left ..

  • 6 Villa Gamberaia Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Via del Rossellino 72 I - 50135 Settignano

    This plain 17C villa is surrounded by a superb garden, comprising a formal layout of yew, cypress and box trees, grassy walks flanked by hydrangeas, azaleas, camellias, pots of lemon, grapefruit and mandarin trees and also grottoes with rock gardens...

  • 7 Piazzale Michelangelo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    I - 50122 Firenze

    This vast esplanade offers a magnificent panorama over Florence: you can make out landmarks including, from right to left, in the foreground Santa Croce, behind and a little further left the cupola of the Duomo and the bell tower with, in front of th..

  • 8 Santissima Annunziata

    Religious buildings

    I - 50122 Firenze

    This Gothic church was rebuilt by Michelozzo in Renaissance style and a ceiling (1664) and decorated chapels added in the 17C, giving it a Baroque appearance. There are striking frescoes by Andrea del Sarto in the atrium and the Cloister of the Decea..

  • 9 Vasari Corridor

    Museums and art

    I - 50122 Firenze

    The Roman Popes had a passetto built leading from their Castel Sant'Angelo apartments to the Vatican. Cosimo I commissioned Giorgio Vasari to design a similar passageway from the Palazzo Vecchio to his Palazzo Pitti residence on the other bank of the..

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