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University of Florence Natural History Museum

Via Giorgio La Pira, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
+39 055 2346760
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Ranked #85 of 220 Attractions in Florence
Type: Museums, Natural History Museums
Traveler Description: The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence, the largest natural history museum in Italy and one of the largest in the world, was... more »
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Paris, France
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136 reviews 136 reviews
82 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Amazing collections of Minerals of different sizes and colors, the mamooth skeleton, plant & animal pre-historic fossils plus the Florence Botanical garden (orto botanico) which established in 1545. Recommended!

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

The mueseums are spread around the city..not really worth the time.go eat something instead..if you dont speak italian it can be uninteresting as not everything is described in another language

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We were walking past this museum (you could easily miss it) when some Italian ladies recommended the Giazotto Crystal exhibition to us. Being a bit of a nerd for things like that, we took their advice, and we were not disappointed! Entry to the exhibit was very cheap, less than 5E each, and the collection was incredible! We walked into... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

You may not like stuffed animals. Don't go. Or dissected human bodies, flayed open to see all the parts. Don't go. But what an amazing collection. I finally saw my first duck-billed platypus. And a Galapagos penguin. And, oh, the things I learned about the human body.

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