Tours / THE HOSPITAL OF THE INNOCENTS: THE FIRST ORPHANAGE OF THE WORLD

Private tour of the Spedale degli Innocenti, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, the historic site created for the care and assistance of abandoned children.

The Spedale degli Innocenti is located in Piazza Santissima Annunziata in Florence, one of the first Renaissance architectures in the world. It was built thanks to a 1,000 guilders legacy offered by the merchant Francesco Datini in order to create a place for the assistance of abandoned children.

We invite you to take a private tour with us today to see exactly how it was in the past- two nurseries, a kindergarten and three structures for the reception of children are still active as well as some of the UNICEF research offices.

Inside the Hospital, we will also visit the new Innocenti Museum with expanded and renovated spaces: 1,456 square meters of exhibition on three levels. This is a one-of-a-kind museum, which has been able to welcome children for more than six hundred years.

Art, architecture and childhood history combined in an exciting story!

Personal memories of "Nocentini", a gallery that houses valuable works of art by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, the choir prayer of the nurses, and other artistic rarities, are awaiting you!

At the end near the exit, we will find a bookshop specialized for children (with a space for breastfeeding) and an excellent café.

This is a very unique tour for those who are interested in art, architecture and historical places!

Info

Available days: Everyday

Bookable Starting Time: from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Duration: 1,30 hours

Available Languages: All, upon reservation

Adult rate: The rate depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR RATE!

Child rate: From 6 to 17 years and with identification card. Insert the number of people.

Meeting Point: Equestrian statue of Ferdinando I de 'Medici, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata