Ospedale degli Innocenti

Ospedale degli Innocenti
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Secrets of Florence, self-guided interactive discovery game

Secrets of Florence, self-guided interactive discovery game

Set off on an exciting self-guided journey of discovery as you wander through the enchanting streets of charming Florence. All the information you need for your adventure will be in the email sent to you by Secret City Trails. Simply fire up the playlink and kickstart your adventure. What to expect: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Cryptic indications make you wind through the city's streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually would not have noticed. Once you've arrived at the correct stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Explore: Discover local bars, lovely squares, imposing palaces, great bridges, impressive churches and enjoy historical sights like The Duomo, Bargello and Ponte Vecchio. Find curious statues, romantic streets, picturesque architecture as well as cosy cafés hidden on narrow streets. Unlock the enchanting stories and fragments of the dazzling history of old churches and palaces where the rich and famous of Florence once lived. Made by locals: Our passionate local creator designed an interactive walk through the city. This walk will take you from one location to the next. As you solve each riddle, you will unlock fun facts as well as fascinating information on the history of the city. Finally our creator shares their best local recommendations with you. Made for you: Whether you are already familiar with Florence or just beginning to explore its wonders, prepare to encounter new delights that will spark your curiosity wherever your adventures lead you next. Secret City Trails provides an ideal adventure for all, from curious minds to puzzle enthusiasts, history buffs, and architecture aficionados. Perfect for friends, families, couples, solo travellers, locals, visitors, schools, and companies alike, this immersive experience unveils the city's hidden treasures in a fun and educational way. Ready to start? Set yourself up for a day of exploration on this interactive city discovery experience and inject some extra fun into your city trip. So, put your thinking cap on, keep your eyes wide open and let your imagination run wild as you crack this Secret City Trail.

Florence E-Bike Guided Tour + Wine & Gelato Tasting

Florence E-Bike Guided Tour + Wine & Gelato Tasting

The magic of Florence awaits you! Our E-Bike tour in Florence is the only one offered by Certified Cycling Guides. Our company, CicloToscana, organizes E-Bike tours exclusively, and we are highly trained in providing the utmost level of customer care. The Tour starts from Piazza Ognissanti, right in the historic center, just 3 minutes away from Ponte Vecchio and lasts a total of 3 hours. We will pass by all the major monuments of the city. The Tour includes (as an optional extra) a wine tasting at a typical local winery in the center of Florence. Finally, the Guide will offer the best Gelato in the city to all participants.

Florence: 2.5 hour Audio Guided Bike Tour led by Tour Leader

Florence: 2.5 hour Audio Guided Bike Tour led by Tour Leader

Focus on Florence – A photographic tour of Florence by bike Take a guided trip through the historical center of Florence to learn about this city of art and history and see and photograph some of its most compelling views on a 2-hour tour of more than 20 of its top attractions. Traveling by bicycle allows you to cover more of the city on this odyssey through Florence, visiting both well-known sites and hidden gems, and stopping at the best vantage points to take the perfect picture. The entire center of the city is a Unesco World Heritage Site and this eco-friendly tour departs from Piazza Santissima Annunziata, home of the National Archaeological Museum and Spedale degli Innocenti. Continue through aristocratic streets and stop at the Synagogue and the historic Flea Market. Pause for a photo in front of Santa Croce Church, a symbol of Florence, known for its stunning 14th-century frescoes. Leaving the Santa Croce district, you will pass the home of Michelangelo and cross over the Arno River via the famous Ponte Vecchio. Visit Porta San Niccolò, Pitti Palace, and the Santo Spirito Church, containing a crucifix carved by Michelangelo, before cycling back over the Arno to Piazza Signoria. Stop to catch your breath and snap a photo at the Neptune Fountain and the magnificent Medici Palazzo Vecchio. No trip to Florence is complete without seeing Piazza Repubblica and the extraordinary Duomo, the last stops of the 2.5-hour tour.

Florence: Hospital of the Innocents Guided Tour

Florence: Hospital of the Innocents Guided Tour

Discover the ancient history of Spedale degli Innocenti, the Hospital of the Innocents, on a guided tour of Europe’s first orphanage. Learn of the inspiring origins of this 15th century institution, and of the orphaned or abandoned children who were cared for here through the ages. Marvel at the architectural talent of Brunelleschi who finished the structure in 1419, making it one of the oldest works of Renaissance architecture. Stroll through Piazza della Santissima Annunziata and its distinct arches, called Loggia del Brunelleschi, which are considered a symbol of Florence. Today, the building houses two kindergartens, a nursery school, three homes for the children, and Unicef offices. Inside, you will also visit the Museum of the Innocents, with enlarged and renovated exhibition space across three levels. Walk the 600 year old path full of tales of hope and tragedy. Peruse the personal memories of the "nocentini", cards that were written by almost every child welcomed here from the 15th to the 17th century with details of their lives. Explore the museum gallery which displays works by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio , the nurses' choir, and other artistic treasures.

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What people are saying about Ospedale degli Innocenti

Overall rating

4.6
(7 reviews)

Our guide Dimitri was great and passionate in introducing Florence with a different perspective in an unconventional bike tour. He has been thoughtful and went the extra mile to check in pre-tour, during to tour the trip, as well as post tour to give us local tips and souvenirs. The e-bike made it easy to navigate the hills, even for my wife who is recovering from an injury, which allowed us to cover further destinations like Michangelo Piazzale to have the beautiful view of the Florence city.

We really enjoyed the tour with Dimitri - he has so much passion and information about the history of his beautiful city .We were given a voucher for ice cream and a bottle of wine - we did think this might have been nice to stop part way thru the tour and have these then. He is very helpful and a fun guy to ride with.

Truly special tour. Dimitri proposes a ride dedicated to the discovery of this magnificent city, telling anecdotes about the history and life of the city. I highly recommend it.

We have had many guides in our life but Alessio surpasses them all. His knowledge, which is 360 degrees, is at such a high level that it is astonishing.

Thoughtful, knowledgeable guide full of great insights! We very much enjoyed the tour