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Museo della Misericordia di Firenze

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May 13, 2019
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Apr 14, 2019
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The Misericordia was born when the Dominican Pietro da Verona, arrived in Florence to fight the heretic patari. Citizens ‘companies were formed – the Companies of the Faith – which in a few months were the opponents’ right. At that point, laid down...more
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Piazza del Duomo n. 20, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

My partner and I stumbled across this museum on a recent trip to Florence and were so grateful that we did! The experience was brilliant, and it is such an interesting collection of history. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole visit and it was a rare...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

This was not one of the well known spots and we came across it on a wet morning. It is to do with the health and nursing history in Florence and worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed October 6, 2018

It is easy to miss this delightful museum that sits smack dab on the Duomo Square as it is often blocked by several ambulances. The museum itself documents the Misericordia founded in 1244 to give aid during the plague and cholera epidemics. It would transform...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank James H
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We accidentally wandered here, thinking that we were going to another museum (Our Italian isn't that great!) and are happy that we did. We got a wonderful history lesson on the charitable work that has taken place in Florence (anonymously) for centuries during plagues, wars...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

If you are interested in the history of Florence or the history of medicine and health care, this small museum is well worth a visit. The Misericordia was founded to help people after one of Florences early Black Plague epidemics. To see how this organization...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

I went in there with my husband during our holiday in Florence and we really enjoyed our time. This place is really close to duomo and palazzo vecchio, exactly in the main street that link them. There are about 14 rooms and (as everywhere in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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