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Museo degli Innocenti

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Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 13, 50122, Florence, Italy
Florence Historic Center
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

This was where unwanted babies were left. They were swaddled tightly and posted through a very small window where nuns and nurses took care of them. Being a Catholic country and very poor, many babies were left here to be cared for. Wonderful ceramics, stories...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

Florence is not only the city of Art and Richness. It is also a center of Mercy for centuries. Ospedale degli Innocenti is an impressive site testifying the 'misericordia' tradition of the city. It is not an orphanage; rather an institution devoted to upkeep of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tamer H
Reviewed February 7, 2019

We really enjoyed our time here, as we learnt a lot about the former orphanage & the ages it underwent over the centuries through photos, artefacts & interactive displays. The art gallery had some fine pieces. The architecture is also beautiful. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susannah T
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We kind of just happened upon this spot but it was grand to visit. Not open to go inside but outside was informative.Writings and statues gave some history of the orphanage, but they only took newborns, the foundling orphanage.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Russell M
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

For us this was a first. A museum where the focus is on children and them being looked after. The museum itself focuses , most interestingly on children in the Middle Ages. Something quite new to us. But the message clearly is for caring about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I type this as I sit with a coffee in their cafe enjoying the view of the duomo. A visit here wasn’t planned but as my husband wanted to visit the Uffizi, and I am not so fascinated by art so didn’t want to hamper...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

The Hospital of the Innocents was the first orphanage in Europe. Wealthy families funded the hospital,for foundlings. The museum documents these efforts. It includes a catalog of tokens that a parent might have left with the child hoping to retrieve him/her at some later date....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judy L
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is a must location while visiting Florence. This little known treasure is in an a little known square. They have just completed renovating the hospital, built by Brunelleschi before he began his famous dome on the duomo.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Following a longish walk around Florence exploring, we came across the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. At the time, it was filled with a lovely French Market but the Piazza itself is beautiful. Having read in the guide books about the museum, we just had to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited last week on a whim after seeing too many churches and were so glad we did. The lower level is dedicated to the founders, work and inmates of the hospital and includes the history of the institution. It is a very modern museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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