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"Entertain the kids on a specially designed treasure hunt through Florence. Aimed at children aged 6-14 adults will enjoy it just as much!Along the way learn about the city’s rich history via an intriguing quiz that reveals hidden animal art in unexpected quarters. Walk the streets to find animal images you might not otherwise notice. It’s an original way to discover something new about Florence.
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Historical WhoDunit Murder Solving Self-Guided Tour in Florence
"Embark on a 3-hour self-guided adventure in historic Florence and try to solve a murder that took place in Renaissance Florence and try to determine ""whodunit"". Receive clues and information about the players involved in this drama in order for where Florence is your protagonist you'll visit some of the city's best-known sites and some of its lesser-known ones as well. Make the best of your stay in Florence and experience a unique take on the city's landscape and history. A magnifying glass and deerstalker hat are option but do whatever it takes to solve this murder and receive a gift if you are the winner of this adventure."""Embark on an unique adventure and solve a murder that occurred in Renaissance Florence. Explore your surroundings and challenge yourself to find the clues on a self-guided tour through this historical city. See some of Florence's most famous locations and
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Florence Eco Tour by Electric Golf Cart
"Be clean and green as you explore the historic center of Florence via electric golf cart. You'll be able to satisfy both your conscience and your curiosity with this extensive tour which takes in the most important monuments of the city. You'll be able t passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti.An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about rebuilt after it was destroyed during World War II.Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on PIazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.""""Leave no footprints on an eco tour of Florence by electric golf cart and marvel at the landmarks of Piazza Santa Croce Piazza Signoria and Santa Maria Novella. Learn about the monuments of the Renaissance city via a complimentary MP3 audio guide."title=Highlights&1=Tour+of+Florence+by+electric+golf+cart&2=Cruise+through+Tuscany%27s+vibrant+capital+aboard+an+eco-friendly+form+of+transport&3=Learn+about+Florence%27s+many+attractions+and+Renaissance+history+from+an+MP3+recording+while+zipping+through
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Bronze Pig Statue of Mercato Nuovo Florence

this will be the pictures of the famous Pig Fountain in front of the Mercato Nuovo in Florence which is famous for tourists who put coins in the snout and also rub the snout to have their wishes...
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Jun 24, 2016

Rub Il Porcellino’s snout for good luck

On the south side of the Mercato Nuovo on Via Calimala near the Piazza della Repubblica stands a bronze boar fountain with a very shiny snout. Il Porcellino (Italian for “piglet”) is his name and he...
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Jun 15, 2014

Il Porcellino at the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo

The Loggia del Mercato Nuovo was designed by Battista del Tasso and built in 1551. Its original purpose was to provide local merchants with a refined place where they could sell luxury items, although...
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Jul 01, 2010

Mercato Nuovo & Il Porcellino

The Mercato Nuovo is located in the Piazza Della Republica area. The market has been here since the 11th century. It is a comparatively small market that sells cheap souvenirs, leather goods, and...
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Jul 05, 2009

When a tourist, act like a tourist

And why not? I was a tourist in Florence, I liked it there and there really wasn't enough time for everything I wanted to see, so I knew I had to come back. So why not do a touristic thing as a sort...
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May 11, 2007

A thing to do for coming back

The Porcellino's area is a place to visit 'couse it's in the center of the city and you can also find a little merchant area that is ever interesting(pay attentin to gipsy).You have to touch the nose...
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Oct 31, 2006

Rub The Nose

This statue is in Mercato Nuovo. It is very close to Piazza Della Signoria. We are rubbing the nose of Il Porcellino in the picture. The legend says that if we do so we can come back to Florence...
Aug 23, 2006

Hi Mr Pig :)

This is the famous Porcellino. I searched all Florence for it! It's was so strange that when we asked directions to florence residence didn't know what was this Porcellino! It is supposed to be famous...
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Jun 18, 2006

The pig statue in Florence

If you like to shop, the Mercato Nuovo is one of the most popular markets in Florence which sells leather goods and other items. I brought a nice belt from this market. Within this market, very close...
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Jul 29, 2005

Larry and the Bull

I have seen this bronze bull statue in any number of movies and wanted to find it when I went to Florence. My most recent memory of this bull was from the movie Hannibal. Hannibal Lector washes the...
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Jun 10, 2003

If the kids get bored...

Take them to the Boar.Il Porcellino in Piazza del MercatoVery close to the Piazza della Signoria you will find a marketplace selling all sorts of leather goods. Here you will also find the statue of...
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Nov 23, 2002

It´s a must do activity! this...

It´s a must do activity! this sculpure called porcellino (its a wild boar)stands in front of a small fountain. It is said that you have to throw a coin in the fountain , and that will bring you good...
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Aug 26, 2002
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Artviva Tours

When I started mixing up churches and art collections, I knew it was time for a tour outside of Florence. First I was considering taking the train and going on my own, but then I saw a flyer from a...
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Orsanmichele is both a church and a museum. The building began as an open loggia that held a grain market with the grain stored upstairs as well as offices; later the walls of the loggia were filled...
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Museo Palazzo Davanzati

The Palazzo Davanzati is an old Florentine home the belonged to a wealthy merchant family. Built back in the 1300s and now a museum, it gives you the idea of how the wealthy lived in Florence. The...
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Chiesa Dei Santi Apostoli

We stopped in this little church, Church of the Holy Apostles, to see the architecture of a very old medieval style church. It was off the beaten path and tucked away in a very small piazza with a...
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Fountain of Neptune - Il Biancone

this will be pictures of the Fountain of Neptune situated beside the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza Della Signora of which was built in 1555 by renaissance artist Bartolomeo Ammannati. (the statue is now a...
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Piazza Della Signoria

This will be pictures of the famous equestrian Statue and Monument of Cosimo I (a Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany) who commissioned the statue as monument to the ruler's power and copied from the...
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Getting to Il Porcellino


Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50122 Firenze, Italy


  • Sunday 12:00 to 15:30
    18:30 to 00:00
  • Monday 12:00 to 15:30
    18:30 to 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 to 15:30
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  • Wednesday 12:00 to 15:30
    18:30 to 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 to 15:30
    18:30 to 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 to 15:30
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  • Saturday 12:00 to 15:30
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