Florence Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Activities in Florence

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  • frenchval88
    Sigonella, Italy107 contributions
    Beautiful church, amazing views from up there - worth the climb up the hill! You can then walk on to Michelangelo Piazza!
    Written February 19, 2023
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  • Ramikat
    Illinois337 contributions
    Many ancient sculptures. The museum building, a former prison is also fascinating. Several groups of art students were sketching objects while we were there. I recommend it!
    Written March 18, 2023
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  • Ramikat
    Illinois337 contributions
    Cloister monastery and the old church bell that would ring when the monk Savonarola's followers cried. many ancient archaeological artifacts from the ancient monastery
    Written March 18, 2023
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  • Ramikat
    Illinois337 contributions
    Museo Galileo has many interesting scientific exhibits and artifacts. As a non-scientific oriented person, I enjoyed it as a change from all the Florentine Renaissance Art. Not that much about Galileo, but it was amazing to learn that there was so much scientific research in the 18th century.
    FYI, there are bathrooms on the top floor.
    Written March 20, 2023
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA33,149 contributions
    No visit to Florence goes without the Orsanmichele. In the past, I had been very lucky to enjoy its solemn interior, but this time the church was closed. Thankfully, the front door was opened and I was able to admire gorgeous 14th century marble tabernacle by Andrea di Cione - it is just gorgeous.
    Written March 12, 2023
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  • Richard G
    San Antonio, TX282 contributions
    We drove to the Stibbert the day we were leaving Florence and had procured a car. There is parking on the street-but not much. The museum is not in the central city so it can't be reached by foot from centrally located hotels. But it is not far outside those areas, so it can be reached by taxi or bus. The museum is an old mansion containing not just the gorgeous furnishings of another age, but the collection of (19th century) Frederick Sibbert - items from European, Islamic and far eastern civilizations. There is art work. Some of the most amazing collections are of armor for both men and horses displayed on life size mannequins and on horse "mannequins." Guides are available to give tours. There are grounds to explore and a small cafe. A really interesting and different museum experience.
    Written February 2, 2023
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA33,149 contributions
    I was a little overwhelmed with all the religious art, so little Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure was a much needed change.

    This wonderful museum is free with the Uffizi ticket. This is the place where you can see how the beautiful mosaics of the inlaid marble walls in the Cappella di Medici were created. It was astounding to find out how many types of marble and semiprecious stones were used to produce those intricate patterns on the walls of the Cappella dei Principi. The process of creating mosaics is thoroughly explained in the very informative short documentary on the second floor. I was completely alone in this treasure of a museum, I doubt tourists even know about it.
    Written December 21, 2022
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  • neilreds
    Shropshire, UK13 contributions
    Amazing place 300 meters from busy Florence.
    There is so much there and it’s virtually deserted. It’s got some serious history that nobody seems to realize. I’m not going to say what’s there but you must pay it a visit.
    Written February 27, 2023
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  • Sarah C
    3 contributions
    As me and my family was walking along the streets of Florence. We happened across this leather shoe shop. And for years my sister has been wanting a pair of leather shoes to replace a pair that she had that got eaten by our dogs. So when we saw that this shoe shop did custom leather shoes we knows it was a match made in heaven.
    Written March 17, 2023
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,264 contributions
    The church built in 1250 with some changes over time was elaborate with great art work. It is said a Friar Bartolomeo despaired he could paint a virgin with a beautiful enough face and went to sleep on the job and when he woke the painting had been completed.(by an Angel). The painting is on display (but missed) and one of many in this elaborate church
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • Dingdong29
    74 contributions
    Amazing experience. A must see synagogue. Beautiful. People are all so friendly and Amazing. Great to see Jewish history is other countries.
    Written March 22, 2023
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  • simon w
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom17 contributions
    If you love history and art this place is unbelievable- a stupendous palazzo with rooms untouched in 700 years . There are so many treasures in here it’s impossible to quantify - the best 6 € you can spend in Firenze
    Written January 9, 2023
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  • Ramikat
    Illinois337 contributions
    This church has no admission fee, but if you want to see the crucifix Michaelangelo made when he was about 18, there is a 2E charge. No photos are allowed, even without flash. The very ornate altar is very beautiful. Very few people were there when we visited on a rainy morning.
    Written March 18, 2023
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  • gifanni
    Budapest, Hungary7 contributions
    My favourite from our Florence trip. Beutiful interior and garden, nice staff, and the entry plus tour guide was free. Very much recommended!
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • Richard Wong
    Hong Kong, China50 contributions
    Free entry. Just next to Piazzale MicheJlangelo. Appreciate the Japanese elements added to this garden. Cozy enough for escaping the crowd and enjoying the commanding view of Florence.
    Written July 23, 2022
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