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  • 1 Boboli Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Entrée située au fond de la cour intérieure I - 50125 Firenze

    In 1549 Cosimo I commissioned the landscape gardener, Nicola Pericoli, to convert the hill behind the Pitti Palace into a garden. Based on his designs, Ammannati and then Buontalenti turned Boboli into a fine example of an Italian terraced garden, wi..

  • 2 Foundling Hospital Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za SS. Annunziata 12 I - 50122 Firenze

    In 1419, with his design for the Foundling Hospital, Brunelleschi marked the beginning of a return to ancient classical style, heralding the era of Renaissance architecture. The portico, with a short flight of steps, is composed of 9 semicircular arc..

  • 3 St Salvi's Refectory Interesting

    Religious buildings

    v. an 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..

  • 4 Buanarroti House 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..

  • 5 Old Florentine House Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    v. 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 ..

  • 7 Piazzale Michelangelo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazzale Michelangiolo 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 Vasari Corridor

    Museums and art

    Piazza degli Uffizzi 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..

  • 9 Cloisters of Santa Croce: Pazzi Chapel and Museum

    Religious buildings

    Piazza S. - Croce 16 I - 50122 Firenze

    Two cloisters to the right of the church lead to the Pazzi Chapel and the Sante Croce museum. The first, running alongside the church aisle, has a closed gallery containing gravestones and tombs. It is separated by convent buildings from the great cl..

  • 10 The Annunciation

    Religious buildings

    P.za della Santissima Annunziata 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..

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