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Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover. Florence is a beautiful town with lots of things to see, even with many surprises for those who want to deepen their knowledge of Florence by visiting places less frequented by tourists. Tuscan Feeling suggests a list of places not to be missed in Florence, to discover its mysterious side.

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1) The Church of San Miniato al Monte

The church of San Miniato al Monte is a real place to discover! Less known than other church for its less central location (it is located above piazzale Michelangelo), it is the oldest (the oratory dates back to the 3rd century AD) in town. A superb architecture, gives it a special charm from the top of its position, the church majestically dominate the whole city. The light is low and from the semi-darkness there are golden lamps, marble columns, the floor is covered with tombs. The abbey still hosts Benedictine monks, who prepare cakes and handicrafts, and overall gives a rare sense of intimacy and solemnity.

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

The Stibbert Museum

About Florence city of arts, we have to mention the Stibbert Museum, located just outside the historic center, in the villa of the same name belonged to an English nobleman. His great passione & love for antiquity, as well as his money, has allowed his residence to become a true museum with more than 50,000 pieces that make up his private collection: from porcelain to furniture, from clothes to famous medieval armor. The Japanese collection is the largest in the world outside of Japan. At Frederick Stibbert’s death the entire fortune was donated to the city of Florence.

The Museum Home of Rodolfo Siviero

The Casa Rodolfo Siviero Museum, more commonly known as Casa Siviero, is located on the lungarno Serristori, in the district of Oltrarno in Florence. It is a neo-Renaissance style building designed by Giuseppe Poggi, the greatest creator of the transformations of the city in 1800. Rodolfo Siviero was a minister in the 1950s, but mainly engaged in recovering many of the most important artworks stolen illegally during World War II, bringing them back to our country. Upon his disappearance in 1983 he donated his home with a collection of works of art and his library to the Tuscany region, which opened the premises on the ground floor as a house-museum. Among the best works are some 14th-century polychrome wooden statues, painted with gold, crockery, bronze, reliquary and antique furniture. There are also works of contemporary artists to whom he was linked with friendships (Ardengo Soffici, Giorgio De Chirico, Pietro Annigoni, Giacomo Manzù).

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Villa medicea La Petraia

The Villa Medicea La Petraia is located in the hilly area of ​​Castello, in via Petraia 40 in Florence. It is considered one of the most beautiful and celebrated Medici villas, located in a panoramic position overlooking the city of Florence. The property had the Brunelleschi family as the first owner and then, after long strikes, passed to the Medici. In 1587 Cardinal Ferdinand became Grand Duke made radical changes to the structure of the building: the fourteenth-century central tower was converted into a belvedere but the most significant changes took place in the garden. The space was divided into three magnificent terraces: in the first were orchards of dwarf plants, the second was adorned by flowerbeds, and the third was occupied by two large elliptical areas structured with trees and citrus.The villa is surrounded by greenery: on the front, in a panoramic position to the city, there are the formal gardens, while the backside extends the large English park. The formal gardens are divided on three levels, taking advantage of the irregular slope of the hill. The tallest terrace on the floor of the building, with a large view of Florence, is composed of two large gardens; The east one is called the lawn of the figurine and the one west of the Ponente Plane or lawn of the chestnut trees.2722px; left: 135px;”>Salva</span>

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