Museum of the Innocenti: Breakfast on Rooftop Terrace & Video-Guided Tour

Start a summer day with a breakfast with breathtaking views of Florence, followed by a visit to the Museum of the Innocents.
Museum of the Innocenti: Breakfast on Rooftop Terrace & Video-Guided Tour
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Renaissance art and the history of childhood in Florence.

Technical organization D'UVA Srl - Museo degli Innocenti
Provided by D'UVA Srl - Museo degli Innocenti

Overview

This ticket gives you access to a museum off the beaten path - the Museum of the Innocents (or Innocenti). Located in a building designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, the Ospedale degli Innocenti was first an orphanage (hence the “innocents”). Now it houses exquisite Renaissance art by Luca della Robbia, Sandro Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo and the Adoration of the Magi by Domenico Ghirlandaio, as well as an itinerary illustrating the history of childhood and care for minors.

Your ticket includes breakfast on the 15th-century terrace of the Café del Verone, starting at 10:00 am (opening hours of the cafeteria and the museum), and your visit to the Museum of the Innocents, accompanied by a video guide.

Your breakfast offer includes table service and comprises:

  • cappuccino, tea or coffee
  • brioche pastry
  • a fruit juice

The visit includes access to the museum and the rental of a video guide available in Italian, English, French, and Spanish, with itineraries for both adults and children.

Available every morning from June to August from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

The museum closes at 7:00 pm.

 

Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance.

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Details

The Museum of the Innocents

The museum itinerary is developed around the theme of hospitality and introduces visitors to the essence of the Institute in its six centuries of activity, integrating the documentary and archival heritage with historical art.

The uniqueness of the Museum of the Innocents lies precisely in the fact that it has been a place for research combining art, architecture, and the history of childhood while at the same time telling about six centuries of commitment to the protection and promotion of the rights of children.

The new Museum of the Innocenti offers 1,456 sq m of exhibition spaces on three levels and 1,655 sq m for temporary events and educational activities, a cultural offering linked to the theme of childhood.

The basement tells the story of the evolution of the Institute of the Innocents through biographies and personal memories of the orphans, the "Nocenti" - as the children who were housed in the structure were called.

On the ground floor, the architectural itinerary tells the evolution of the old hospital, reconstructing the subsequent renovations of the edifice and how the function of the Institute also evolved, adapting the spaces to the needs of hospitality.

The second floor, above the façade porch, houses the gallery with some precious Renaissance works of art. Open to the public in 1971, it gathers about fifty works, mostly pictorial, but also some furnishings and two marble busts, as well as eight antiphonaries (liturgical books) from the 14th and 15th century.

The works exhibited are all owned by the Institute and are part of the artistic patrimony formed over the centuries by direct commission, through legacies, or through patronage. The gallery is located in the room above the portico of the façade which, in the Brunelleschi project, was destined to be "the children's dwelling."

Among the works exhibited, we highlight the splendid Adoration of the Magi (1488) by Domenico Ghirlandaio, commissioned for the church's high altar; The Madonna and Child (about 1450) by Luca della Robbia; The Madonna enthroned with the Child and Saints (1493), among the masterpieces by Piero di Cosimo created for a side altar of the church; a Madonna and Child by Sandro Botticelli created as a copy of the most famous painting by his master Filippo Lippi; and a delicate plate with the Coronation of the Virgin by the Master of the Strauss Madonna (about 1405).

 

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Dr.Vranjes

The Dr. Vranjes store is located in Via della Spada 9/r, at the center of Florence's quadrangular shopping area, close to the most prestigious brands of fashion and a few steps from the luxurious Via Tornabuoni.

 

The store has become a window into the Dr. Vranjes universe, in which customers from all over the world recognize themselves.

 

Every client presenting a WEEKEND in ITALY voucher will be given
- a complimentary scented bookmark, regardless of purchase
- a free Dr. Vranjes Shea Lip-balm for a purchase minimum of € 30.00
- a free fragrance spray 25 ml for a purchase minimum of € 100.00

Dr. Vranjes
Via della Spada 9r - Firenze
Via San Gallo 63r - Firenze
Borgo la Croce 44r - Firenze
Via Fiori Chiari 24 - Milano

Dante Cardini

Since 1888, Dante Cardini is one of the landmark jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. You will find brands such as CHIMENTO jewelry, Roberto Poggiali and BARAKA, with contemporary design, as well as the exclusive DANTE CARDINI creations for the more traditional taste.

Owners Massimo and Elisabetta will welcome you in the elegant but informal atmosphere of the store, and guide you in a unique and unforgettable experience for a visit to the terraces from which you will enjoy the beautiful view over the Arno River and the city of Florence.

Clients presenting a WEEKEND in ITALY voucher will be offered a 10% discount on their purchase.

 

Gioielleria Cardini - Ponte Vecchio 34/R - Florence

Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri

Founded in 1860, Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri is one of the oldest companies in the silversmithing industry of Florence.
Gianna and her sister-in-law Laura are the fourth generation of a family of silversmiths to carry on the tradition that Giuseppe Peruzzi started over 150 years ago.

Dedicated to craftsmanship, we’ll take any request and fulfill the client’s wishes. In addition to being engaged in the research and trade of silver and gold, we proudly display the prestigious brand identification “FI 114,“ among the oldest in Florence.

The production of those items that created the renown of Fratelli Peruzzi over the course of all these years passionately continues in our workshop behind the boutique.

A dream that continues into reality.

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