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Boboli Gardens, Florence - Florence

Boboli Gardens, Florence

Boboli Garden Boboli Gardens - Giardini Di Boboli Review

Behind the Palazzo Pitti is the Boboli Garden. A combination ticket to all the museums will also get you into the garden.
It is a large garden with some nice views and again some museums in it. The porcelain museum is at the high end of the garden, on the citywalls. From here you can see the Tuscany landscape.

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Royal Suites, Palazzo Pitti, Florence - Florence

Royal Suites, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Palazzo Pitti Pitti Palace - Palazzo Pitti Review

The Palazzo Pitti is a big palace where the Medici family lived after they moved from Uffuzi. Nowadays it houses several museums.
You can buy a ticket to all the museums for 10€ it is valid for three days. Or you can buy seperate tickets for seperate museums.
The picture is from the royal suites.

Address: Piazza Pitti

Directions: Cross the Ponte Vecchio from the citycentre and go straight. You will find the Palazzo at your left.

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Spedale degli Innocenti - Florence

Spedale degli Innocenti

Spedale degli Innocenti Ospedale Degli Innocenti Review

The Spedale degli Innocenti is designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1419. In this building they housed orfans from 1445 to 1875.
Today it is a museum that houses frescos from the 14th to the 19th century.
The museum is open tuesday- thursday: 8:30-14:00

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Tomb of Galileo, Santa Croce, Florence - Florence

Tomb of Galileo, Santa Croce, Florence

Santa Croce, Galileo Basilica Di Santa Croce Review

The more famous people have a real monument on their grave. This is the tomb of Galileo, it was designed by Vasari in 1570.

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Grave in the Santa Croce, Florence - Florence

Grave in the Santa Croce, Florence

Santa Croce inside Basilica Di Santa Croce Review

In the Santa Croce you will find many graves in the floor. Some are worn by the feeth walking over them during centuries, other are still looking good.

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graves are fitted with electric lights - Florence

graves are fitted with electric lights

graveyard behind San Miniato al Monte Basilica Di San Miniato al Monte Review

The graveyard behind San Miniato al monte is an old one. there are monumental graves. Some graves only have a cross, some have a buste of the disseased and some have entire miniture churches. There is also a modern cellar full of graves. The thing that most caught our attention were the electric lights at the graves...

Directions: Around San Miniato al Monte church.

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The south facade by Vasari. - Florence

The south facade by Vasari.

Uffizi Uffizi Gallery - Galleria Degli Uffizi Review

The Uffizi Gallery was the first museum ever to be opened to the public. In 1591 the Grand Duke gave permission to visit on request. So this museum has a history of over 400 years.
It covers an area of about 8.000 sq.m.. and contains one of the most important collections of art of all times, including classical sculpture and paintings on canvas and wood by 13th to 18th century Italian and foreign schools.
Because this museum is so big and complete there is almost always a queue. At peak season the queue can be more than 100 meter.
Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 8.30am-9.00pm
Saturday, 8.30am-midnight
Sunday and holidays, 8.30am-8.00pm.
closed:
every Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25.
reservations:
Official information and bookings for all state museums in Florence can be obtained from: "Firenze Musei"
Phone number: +39 055.294.883
Monday to Friday 08.30 - 18.30
Saturday 08.30 - 12.30

Address: Loggiato degli Uffizi, 6

Phone: +39 055.294.883 (reservations)

Website: http://www.uffizi.firenze.it

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San Miniato al Monte - Florence

San Miniato al Monte

San Miniato al Monte Basilica Di San Miniato al Monte Review

This church is built in 1018 over the grave of christian martyr San Miniato, a rich armenian merchant who was beheaded by emperor Decius in the 3th century.
The facade is from 1090 with a geometric patern of colored marble. The mosaic is restored from the 13th century, it is Christ, with Mary and St Minias.

Directions: Piazella Michelangelo area

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The tower of Palazzo Vecchio can be seen from far - Florence

The tower of Palazzo Vecchio can be seen from far

Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio Review

The Palazzo Vecchio still has its original function of cityhall. The building was done in the thirteenth and fourteenth century. The outside has not changed much since, but the inside was changed when the Grand Ducal family under Cosimo I de' Medici moved in(1540-1565). Michelangelo and Leonardo were asked for the job, but it was Vasari who made the numerous frescos about Cosimo I and the Tuscany state.
Opening times:
9.00-19.00 (from 16 September to 14 June) / Sunday 9.00-14.00 / Thursday 9.00-14.00)

Address: Piazza della Signoria

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Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence - Florence

Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

Loggia dei Lanzi Loggia Dei Lanzi Review

Also at the Piazza della Signoria is this Loggia dei Lanzi. It is named after the bodyguards of Cosimo I. It dates from 1382 and ´inside´ are many roman statues.

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