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Museo Horne
Category: Monument + Museum
Via de' Benci, 6, Florence, 50122

This building had belonged to the Alberti and later to the Corsi family who gave it its present day appearance at the end of the 15th century, when it was probably restructured by Simone del Pollaiuolo, known as Il Crona...   more

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Museo Zoologico La Specola
Category: Monument + Museum
Via Romana, 17, Florence, 50125

Italy has very few zoos, but this is the largest zoological collection, rooms full of insects, crustaceans, and stuffed birds and mammals -- everything from ostriches and apes to a rhinoceros. The museum was founded here...   more

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Museo di Palazzo Davanzati
Category: Monument + Museum
Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence, 50123

The furniture, paintings, tapestries and household objects are the furnishings of the house of a noble Florentine family from the 14th to 17th centuries. Also notable the numerous paintings with profane and religious sub...   more

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Florence Youth Festival
Category: Activities
Various venues, Florence

festival in the Chiesa di Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence, which has since continued and developed with great success each year during Holy Week. The festival runs for one week before Easter and offers up to 3 concert...   more

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Corridoio Vasariano - Vasari Corridor
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Piazzale degli Uffizi, Firenze, 50122

The tour began in the Uffizi proper, with a survey of the highlights of the collection. I saw galleries about four years ago, when I toured the museum without benefit of guide. What I thought was familiar, however, becam...   more

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Vincigliata
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via di Vincigliata, Florence, 50135

Sir John Temple Leader, a young Whig, suddenly abandoned a promising career in Parliament for the Continent; after several years in Cannes he purchased Fiesole's Villa di Maiano and joined Tuscany's sizeable English expa...   more

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Scoppio del Carro
Category: Activities
Piazza del Duomo, Florence, 50122

Confused Pigeons
An event with roots deep in history, the Explosion of the Cart - Scoppio del Carro - has evolved into something very different from its obscure origins. On the morning of Easter Sunday the cart enters the cathedral squar...   more

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Orto Botanico
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 3, Florence, 50121

The botanical garden whose traditional name is the "Giardino dei Semplici" has much earlier origins and a more varied history. Cosimo I de' Medici himself promoted the formation of a university botanic garden, ...   more

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Cenacolo di Foligno
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via Faenza, 42, Florence, 50123

executed sometime in the 1470s, has been variously attributed to Perugino or to one of his followers. Its placement, at the end of a long room -- the former refectory for a group of nuns -- is simply breathtaking; becaus...   more

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Tempio Israelitico di Firenze
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via Farini, 4, Florence, 50121

This is a very interesting and unusual synagogue. It is the first synagogue built in Italy after the emancipation which occurred in the 19th century. The synagogue was built in 1892 on the money left by a wealthy merchan...   more

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