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“Good Architecture”

Museo degli Innocenti
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Introduction to Florence: Evening Walking Tour
Ranked #47 of 446 things to do in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Malaga, Spain
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“Good Architecture”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

The Ospedale degli Innocenti was the Hospital of the Innocents. It is a historical building in Florence. The building was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1419. It is regarded as a very good example of early Italian Renaissance architecture.

Visited September 2013
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“I found this by accident and was glad I did”
Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

I just stumbled upon this square when strawling around Florence and I found it more beautiful than some if the higher rated sights here. Only later did I find out about it's history and architect, which made it even more interesting. Many students hung out around the square - i think the university is close by. And with this some nice bars and right when I was there also a outside cinema

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Odder, Denmark
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“Splendid architecture”
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Go to this marvellous square and enjoy the calmness while you are watching the fantastic architecture by Brunnolesci

Visited April 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Moving experience”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

On the outside the old orphange has beautiful Della Robbia Rondels with infants as well as a plaque showing the wheel door that was used by women to leave behind unwanted infants. Inside the museum there are moving pictures and letters of children who lived at the orphanage. Besides learning about this important role there is also artwork by some of the children who went on to become successful artists and in a show of affection have donated their work to the museum. There is also a stunning Ghirlandaio (the mentor of Michelangelo) as well as others-I believe an early Botticelli(it has been some time since I went). The museum does not get many visitors so you can really have an intimate viewing experience with the artwork.

Visited September 2012
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Daphne, Alabama
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This small museum was listed only in one of the guidebooks we consulted but was one of my favorite stops in Florence. This facility was an orphanage from 1445 till 2000 & it is awe inspiring to consider the numbers of children who received care there. As a nurse, I appreciate the work done there with childhood nutrition & vaccination studies. As a mother, I was touched to view the grated window where moms left their infants & to view momentos left by those moms. The Della Robbia roundels are beautiful.
Most of the museum is under renovation at this time so access is limited (& fees discounted) but I hope to visit again to view the entire facility.

Visited February 2013
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