Florence Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Florence

  • 1. Pratolino Park and Villa Demidoff

    To the right of the charming Piazza Demidoff is a public garden called the Demidoff Gardini, with a statue covered by a Victorian glass canopy - monument to Nicolo Demidoff, Russian Ambassador in...

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  • 2. San't Orsola monastry -Vaclav Pisvejc installation

    This building near the San Lorenzo market used to be a nuns monastery. It was founded during 1309. It was converted in a Tobaccos Manufactory in the 1800 and...

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  • 3. Bottega orafa Alessandro Dari

    I was walking from Torre San Lorenzo toward Ponte Vecchio and my curiosity was attracted by this jewelry shop. Turned out Master Alessandro Dari is not the...

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  • 4. Visit S. Miniato around 17.30...........

    .................and you may, as I did, hear the Olivetan monks' plainsong. As I sat on the steps of the crypt (which hold the remains of S. Miniatus, martyred...

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  • 5. Palazzo Serristori

    Oltrarno (across the river Arno) is colloquial name for other side of Florence where Palazzo Pitti or San Miniato is situated. The district of San Niccolo is...

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  • 6. Palazzo dei Cartelloni or Palazzo Viviani

    The owner of Palazzo dei Cartelloni was Vincento Viviani, a mathematician who applied this big epigraphs in order to celebrate and glorify the life and many...

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  • 7. Alice's Masks

    Everyone thinks of the Venetian masks as one of the great wonders of Italy, but really the best place in Italy to appreciate (and buy ) these masks is at...

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  • 8. Florence in Moscow

    I (and you) may refresh our memory about Florence even without leaving Moscow. We should go to the Main Building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and...

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  • 9. Dante's House

    In the historical center of Florence in the 200, between the church of S. Martino and the Public square Dei Donati, rose the houses of the Alighieri. In the...

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  • 10. Chiesa Russa Ortodossa della Nativita

    The Russian Orthodox Church in Florence was built in 1899–1903 by the Russian community which passed long periods in Florence and it represents a significant...

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  • 11. Alice's Masks

    Everyone thinks of the Venetian masks as one of the great wonders of Italy, but really the best place in Italy to appreciate (and buy ) these masks is at...

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  • 12. Santo Stefano al Ponte

    Santo Stefano al Ponte was constructed in the 11th and 12th century in a Romanesque style with a polychome marble facade. In the 14th century, however, the...

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  • 13. Biblioteca del Palagio di Parte Guelfa

    Biblioteca del Palagio di Parte Guelfa used to be once the church of Santa Maria sopra Porta, which was known back in 1038. The church was reconstructed in the...

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  • 14. Porta al Prato

    Porta del Prato is situated in Piazzale il Prato where, in the medieval times of Florence, used to be the weekly livestock fair. It is one of the oldest gates...

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  • 15. Coat of arms at the palaces

    Much more often then in other Italian towns Florence is displaying "inscriptions" showing to whom the house or palace once belonged. Those who knows heraldic...

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  • 16. Fontana dei Mostri Marini

    Fontana dei Mostri Marini is work of Pietro Tacca, follower of Gianbologna. He joined Gianbologna's atellier in 1592 and took over the workshop after sculptor's...

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  • 17. Fontana dello Sprone

    Florence has so much to show to the visitors and the only question is are we able to notice it? Fontana dello Sprone, aslo known as Fontana del Buontalenti,...

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  • 18. Porta alla Croce

    Porta all Croce is situated in the central position of the ecliptic shaped Piazza Cesare Beccaria, very important city square from where roads leading in many...

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  • 19. Porta San Frediano or Porta Pisana

    Actually it name is Porta San Frediano, located in the close vicinity of the church with the same name, but most of the locals call it simply Porta Pisana...

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  • 20. Il Porcellino

    The statue of Il Porcellino was originally intended for the Boboli Garden but then moved in the Mercato Nuovo. Il porcellino is Italian word for piglet and it...

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  • 21. Synagogue or Tempio Maggiore

    The synagogue of Florence was designed by three Italian architect and one of them was Jewish by origins. It was built between 1874 and 1882 with the general...

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  • 22. The public library of the "Oblate"

    Very close to the Florence’s Duomo with an amazing view of the Brunellischi’s Dome there is the Biblioteca delle Oblate, that is a public library located in a...

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  • 23. Lucca.

    Lucca is a beautiful town located 85 km. west of Florence. It was the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini; the famous music composer. His house is open to...

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  • 24. Greve in Chaniti - most beautiful!

    A must do is a day trip to Greve in Chianti...awesome place with scenic views on the way and wine tasting is done there without taking any organized tours. its...

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  • 25. Relax on the bank of the Arno river

    Close to the hustle and bustle of the city, but still far enough to relax. When the river is low, it is possible to enter the southern bank of the river and...

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