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Review of Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti
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Introduction to Florence: Evening Walking Tour
Ranked #59 of 426 things to do in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Include this gem in your visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

A small but lovely combination of 19th/20th century history with art from the renaissance, this museum should be included any visit to Florence. Unlike the Palazo, Pitti,or Uffizzi there is not so much great stuff that your heart and mind are both full before you have seen a quarter of the exhibits, this tribute to orphans and their mothers can be done in an hour or two and may make you laugh and cry a couple of times within the space of 10 minutes.

Visited August 2012
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“A heartfelt tribute to the orphans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this orphanage. It was poignant, informative and an experience not to be missed. We saw the little grated window that babies were passed through, it was an emotional experience. Worth the 5 Euro

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“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

While waiting for the line for David to disperse I came across this museum just a block away. The museum itself is located in the old orphanage rich with history. I found the exhibit itself deeply moving. Unicef did a fabulous job personalizing this exhibit, making you really understand this hidden world of orphaned children. This was one of my highlights through Florence and so glad I happened upon this. The museum itself is small, the price is cheap, and the proceeds go to unicef. Even on a time crunch I would recommend the stop!

Visited July 2012
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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“Quiet small museum with renaissance art, & a poignant history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Piazza Santissima Annunziata is at the end of the long queue for the Accademia (behind the building). Within this piazza is th entrance to the Spedale degli Innocenti - 'Hospital of the Innocents'.. This was the first orphanage in Europe. It was designed by Brunelleschi & has a small museum. Within the walls of the building is a grating which was used to pass babies through. This allowed people to leave their babies, anonymously, to be cared for by the orphanage. The grating was only big enough to allow newborn babies through.

Visited June 2012
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“Early Renaissance Construction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

Brunelleschi construction an example of Renaissance art begining in the Ospedale.
The entire enviroment with Annunziata....is perfect.

It was an children Orphanage !
A charity institution of Cosimo Medici in 1440´s.

Do not miss.

Visited August 2011
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