In 1419 the wealthy Silk Guild of Florence committed itself to caring for poor and abandoned children. The building was designed by Brunelleschi who also spent 7 years overseeing the construction. The building is wonderful. A new museum is under construction. Currently there is a small display tracing the history of the building and its activities. What is so amazing is within its walls it has fulfilled the same function - to care for children - for 600 years. How great is that! A quick visit to an interesting small museum and an opportunity to see an architectural beauty. Well worth the few minutes it will take.
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