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Spedale degli Innocenti: the first Orphanage ever built

Firenze, Italy

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See the Spedale degli Innocenti with your own private guide on a 90-minute tour. Gain insight into architecture of what is considered the first fully Renaissance-style building, view artwork by Ghirlandaio and Botticelli, and hear about the children who lived at this 15th-century orphanage.
  • Private 90-minute tour of the Spedale degli Innocenti building in Florence
  • Learn about the importance of the building, considered the first of the Renaissance period
  • Explore the building with the private guide who shares informative commentary about its architecture and history
  • See art by Ghirlandaio and Botticelli
Make your own way to the Piazza Santissima Annunziata where the Spedale degli Innocenti is located.

Designed as an orphanage in the 1400s by Filippo Brunelleschi, the building is home to several children's service organizations to this day. Your guide points out the elements that make the building a fine example of Renaissance architecture, including its columns and proportions, and shares details about its history.

Renovated in 2016, the onsite museum exhibits a gallery of artworks by famous artists such as Ghirlandaio (who employed Michelangelo as an apprentice) and Botticelli, along with displays about the children who came through the orphanage.
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Florence Tours by Made of Tuscany
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Stop At:  
Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata
One of the most impressive squares in Florence!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo degli Innocenti
The first Orphanage ever built! Agata Esmeralda was the first child hosted on the 5th February 1445
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Product code: 35344P8

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