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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 #86 of 219 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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English first
Paris, France
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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10 reviews 10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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