Innocents' Hospice (Spedale degli Innocenti) - Florence


In 1419 Brunelleschi was commissioned to build the Innocents’ Hospice, a refuge for abandoned children. It was inaugurated in 1445 and finally closed at the end of the 19th century. Quite obviously, he was inspired by antiquity, and the structure has other Renaissance features: a large loggia runs down the whole side of the hospice with Corinthian columns supporting the arcades. Inside there's a church, a Renaissance cloister and a dormitory. Andrea della Robbia completed the low reliefs on the building’s facade and you'll find other examples of his studio’s work in the charming museum within. It exhibits some 50 works including the 'Adoration of the Magi' by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 'The Madonna with an Angel' by Botticelli and 'The Virgin and Child with an Angel' by Filippino Lippi.

Opening

Monday- Saturday: 8.30am- 7pm, Sundays and public holidays: 8.30am- 2pm

Prices

4,00 €


Address : Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 12 50122 Florence Italy

Bus : Lines 6, 14, 23, 31 and 71 : Bus stop SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA

Phone : +39 55 594 141

Web : http://www.istitutodeglinnocenti.it

Email : info@istitutodeglinnocenti.it

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