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Olmo
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Localita Olmo, Florence, 50100

Olmo is outside Florence, but not too far from the city. The green parkland is located in the northern hills near the Vetta le Croci (518m). It is perfect for outdoor pursuits and relaxing walks. Florentines tend to freq...   more

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Cenacolo di San Salvi
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via San Salvi, 16, Florence, 50135

In 1511 a contract was drawn up with Andrea del Sarto for the decoration of the Refectory. Although commissioned at the beginning of his career, it was carried out slowly and was completed between 1520-25, a particularly...   more

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Chiostro dello Scalzo
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via Cavour, 69, Florence, 50129

Andrea del Sarto's most striking monument is the grisaille (gray monochrome) series of frescoes on the life of St. John the Baptist in the Chiostro dello Scalzo in Florence. Begun about 1511, the work was not completed u...   more

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Parco di Villa Demidoff
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via Bolognese, Florence, 50036

Nothing remains of the 16th-century Medicean villa built by Francesco I de' Medici. It was surrounded by an immense park, full of decorative buildings, including (towards the end of the 17th century) a repertory theatre ...   more

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Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via dei Ponti Medicei, 7, Florence, 50050

Villa Medicea of Cerreto, which stands on the top of a hill once occupied by the castle of the Guidi counts, was built by grand-duke Cosimo I dei Medici, to satisfy his desire to erect a splendid residence over the dilap...   more

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Villa Medicea La Ferdinanda
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Localita Artimino, Florence

This villa was named ‘La Ferdinanda’ after Ferdinando I. It was used by the Medici Grand Dukes primarily for hunts that were organised on the extensive neighbouring Mount Albano reserve, which was first acquired by Cosim...   more

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Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Localita Cafaggiolo, Florence, 50030

the summer of 2000 Karen and I returned to Italy for more archaeology, sun, and good food, this time to the little Tuscan village of San Piero a Sieve in the Apennines foothills north of Florence. Our excavation at the M...   more

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Chiesa Evangelica Luterana
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Lungarno Torrigiani, 11, Florence, 50125

This church is the only Lutheran of its kind in Florence. It was built in 1901 in the garden that once belonged to the Torrigiani family. The garden, which is annexed to The Palazzo Torrigiani and was built in the 16th C...   more

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Villa Medicea La Petraia
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Via della Petraia, 40, Florence, 50141

It was Ferdinando I de' Medici who commissioned the restructuring works to this castle, which belonged to the Brunelleschi family in the second half of the 16th century. It seems more than likely that Buonalenti was plac...   more

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Ognissanti
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Piazza Ognissanti, Florence, 50123

The young man with black hair to the Madonna's right is said to be Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512), whose letters about exploring the New World in 1499 and again from 1501 to 1502 would become so popular that a cartographer...   more

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