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Florence off the beaten path

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Florence off the beaten path
Escape the crowds and enjoy some of Florence's little-known masterpieces and treasures.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Museo di Santa Maria Novella
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Museo di Santa Maria Novella

The museum is located in the old Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella which, together with the adjacent basilica, is one of the most prestigious complexes of monumental buildings in the city.The cloisters included in the visit show rare examples of fourteenth and fifteenth-century Florentine painting, including works by Paolo Uccello.The cloister leads to the old chapter house, then... More

The museum is located in the old Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella which, together with the adjacent basilica, is one of the most prestigious complexes of monumental buildings in the city.The cloisters included in the visit show rare examples of fourteenth and fifteenth-century Florentine painting, including works by Paolo Uccello.The cloister leads to the old chapter house, then to the Cappella degli Ubriachi and the old Refectory, hosting a permanent exhibition. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Chiostro dello Scalzo
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Chiostro dello Scalzo

This little-known cloister is one of the most beautiful spaces in the city, holding some of the most important frescoes of the 1500s. The monochrome walls of the cloister feature the masterpiece frescoes of Andrea del Sarto.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Church of Santa Felicita
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Church of Santa Felicita

The small church of Santa Felicita was used by the Medici family dukes and holds the Mannerist artist Pontormo's masterpiece, "The Deposition." The unusual colors, exaggerated poses and expressive portraits are an unforgettable theatrical scene.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Museo Zoologico La Specola
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Museo Zoologico La Specola

This fascinating natural history collection can be traced back to the Medici family. Full of taxidermied animals of all types, skeletons and wax anatomical models, it is a must for the curious, as well as science and history lovers.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine
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Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine

Upon entering the side door at the Santa Maria del Carmine (€4.00), you find yourself visiting the Brancacci Chapel, started by Masolino da Panicale... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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