The Badia belltower is one of the main reference points in the panorama of the city. Under restoration for some time now, the ... More
The Badia belltower is one of the main reference points in the panorama of the city. Under restoration for some time now, the Badia is part of the monastery which was the home of the Benedettini. It was founded in 978 by the mother of a famous Florentine figure, Ugo of Tuscany. The Pandolfini chapel, which is in front of the 15th Century atrium, was restructured on the remains of the previous smaller church of San Stefano. There are lectures of Dante given here in memory of the first public reading by Giovanni Boccaccio of Dante's Divine Comedy which happened in 1373. Inside the Badia, there are two works in particular which should be noted: the marble tomb of the Marquis Ugo of Tuscany (which was made by Mino of Fiesole), and the Apparition of the Madonna to St. Bernard by Filippino Lippi. Admission: Free.
Picture yourself in the beautiful city of Florence and you exploring it on foot, It is humid and hot, but
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The creation of the Giardino dei Semplici or Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico), was ordered by Cosimo I de'Medici in the
mid 16th century and planned by Niccolo Tribolo. It was one of the first of its kind in the ...
Forming part of Florence's old 14th century fortifications, of which there are still solid traces, the two walls spread out
from the gate towards Piazza Tasso to the east and to the north west along the Viali dei Colli. ...
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