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Museo degli Innocenti

Piazza Santissima Annunziata 13, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 203 7308
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Piazza Santissima Annunziata 13, 50122, Florence, Italy
San Marco
+39 055 203 7308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there today with no expectations and this museum nicely surprised us. Modern, well structured, interactive, a real testament of historical times and innocent abandoned children. You can read single stories of those poor souls and their wet-nurses. As reward, on the fourth floor...More

Thank Michaela P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful story of how Florence had the first orphanage. Something all Floreceans can be proud of. They gave these orphan children love, education and a future. Beautifully displayed with a lot of interesting facts and information. What really would stay with me for a...More

Thank Anemari O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can visit the Caffe Verone without going through the museum. It is on the 5th floor, very modern, new, and offers magnificent views of Florence and its surroundings. Besides, what they serve is very good also, and the staff is very pleasant. This is...More

Thank js4vt
Reviewed 14 May 2017

It was my first museum that I visited in Florence; I had a professional interest and I have not been dissapointed. It is an interactive museum and you have to stay around 2 hours to grasp the information and the experience. The only thing that...More

Thank Nicoletatravels
Reviewed 11 May 2017

A stark contrast to all the Medici opulence you'll soak up in the rest of Florence, this was Europe's first ever orphanage. A beautiful building designed by Brunelleschi himself, the history of this foundling hospital is moving and important. The new museum does a great...More

Thank GlasgowChocaholic
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Florence is so full of amazing art and architecture it would take months to see everything. This is possibly the reason that this museum, near the Galleria D'Accademia is often overlooked. Innocenti was a children's hospital founded in the 15th century which quickly became established...More

Thank Yorkshirecritic
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had seen on TA that the café on the top terrace of this museum was good, so as we had the Florence Card and could walk straight in, we had lunch there. Actually there is no view, just over some roofs, but there are nice...More

Thank worldtraveller99
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an incredible museum, dedicated to about 500 years of children left for whatever reason. The tokens left by parents are particularly moving, as are some of the stories you hear. Those people who have heard of how unmarried mothers were treated in other...More

Thank The Teacher7
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I visited wanting to honour the memories of those abandoned foundlings from centuries ago, and left feeling pleased that some of their stories had been told. I also felt there was a lot of history not said, and pondered on the quality of the care...More

1  Thank Vic0z
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I recently visited this museum on the recommendation of a Florentine friend, and so glad I did. It's a hidden treasure, a fascinating museum about the institution that took in foundlings and other children in need for the last 600 years. Most poignant are the...More

1  Thank Mary R
San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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