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  • 1. Colonna della Giustizia

    Santa Maria Novella | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    In the center of Piazza Santa Trinita is this column from Rome's Terme di Caracalla, given to the Medici grand duke Cosimo I by Pope Pius IV...Read More

  • 2. Croce al Trebbio

    Santa Maria Novella | Neighborhood/Street

    In 1338 the Dominican friars (the Dominican church of Santa Maria Novella is down the street) erected this little granite column near Piazza...Read More

  • 3. Le Cascine


    In the 16th century this vast park belonged to the Medici, who used it for hunting, one of their favorite pastimes. It was opened to the public...Read More

  • 4. Museo Marino Marini

    Santa Maria Novella | Museum/Gallery

    A 21-foot-tall bronze horse and rider, one of the major works by artist Marini (1901–80), dominates the space of the main gallery here. The...Read More

  • 5. Museo Novecento

    Santa Maria Novella | Museum/Gallery

    It began life as a 13th-century Franciscan hostel offering shelter to tired pilgrims. It later became a convalescent home, and in the late 18th...Read More

  • 6. Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

    Santa Maria Novella | Museum/Gallery

    Almost like a shrine to footwear, the shoes in this dramatically displayed collection were designed by Salvatore Ferragamo (1898–1960) beginning...Read More

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  • 7. Museo Stibbert


    Federico Stibbert (1838–1906), born in Florence to an Italian mother and an English father, liked to collect things. Over a lifetime of doing...Read More

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  • 8. Ognissanti

    Santa Maria Novella | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Umiliati owned this architectural hodgepodge of a church before the Franciscans took it over in the mid-16th century. Beyond the fanciful...Read More

  • 9. Palazzo Rucellai

    Santa Maria Novella | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Architect Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72) designed perhaps the very first private residence inspired by antique models—which goes a step further...Read More

  • 10. Palazzo Strozzi

    Piazza della Repubblica | House/Mansion/Villa

    The Strozzi family built this imposing palazzo in an attempt to outshine the nearby Palazzo Medici. Based on a model by Giuliano da Sangallo...Read More

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  • 11. Santa Maria Novella

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The facade of this church looks distinctly clumsy by later Renaissance standards, and with good reason: it is an architectural hybrid. The lower...Read More

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  • 12. Santa Trinita

    Santa Maria Novella | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Started in the 11th century by Vallombrosian monks and originally Romanesque in style, the church underwent a Gothic remodeling during the 14th...Read More

  • 13. Cenacolo del Fuligno

    Santa Maria Novella | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    This delightful Last Supper, executed sometime in the 1470s, has been variously attributed to Perugino or to one of his followers. Its placement...Read More

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