If you are visiting Florence, there’s a place which is very well worth a visit: the Spedale degli Innocenti, an historical building located in Piazza Ss. Annunziata.

The Spedale degli Innocenti ©sailko

Originally a children’s orphanage, the building was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 15th century and it is probably the most ancient example of Renaissance architecture existing.
The façade is characterized by 9 arches separated by columns, at which top are located blue terracotta roundels by Andrea della Robbia, with a white baby designed in relief, in order to underline the function of the edifice.

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Did you know that the most remarkable collection of Renaissance sculptures and works of art, some of which by Michelangelo and Donatello, is hosted in a wonderful building which once was a prison??

That building is the Bargello and you really have to visit it!

Bargello Panoramic View

Bargello Panoramic View

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The 07th of September takes place one of the Florentine most traditional and particular Festivals, the renowned “Rificolona”.
During the itinerary, from Piazza Santa Felicita to Piazza SS. Annunziata, many Florentine children carry colorful paper lanterns, illuminated by a candle.

©teladoiofirenze.it

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If you are travelling to Florence and you are a “Fashion Victim”, probably there’s a word that you should keep in mind, even more than “Grazie” or : that word is..OUTLET!

In the last few years many of this particular shops have grown everywhere and Florence is the ideal location if you are looking for them, being located just a few km far from a real “Luxury Outlet District” grown along the Arno Valley, where to find top brands as Prada, Gucci, Versace or Cavalli at an unbeatable price!

Get the best Fashion Brands at an unbeatable price!

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On April 23 was opened the first floor of the Central Market in San Lorenzo, restored after many years of closure. The market is located in the central area of Florence and is located just few steps away from the Medici Chapels.

SOURCE PRESS OFFICE OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE – First floor of the Central Market in San Lorenzo by CGE FOTOGIORNALISMO

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