We will organise a walking tour of Florence. Florence’s historical centre is small and thus perfect for exploring on foot! There may be opportunities to explore: The Centro Storico: The historical area around the Duomo; The Oltrarno: the left bank of the Arno river; or perhaps a climb up to Piazzale Michelangelo & San Miniato.
VILLA “LA COLOMBAIA” GUIDED TOUR, BIRTHPLACE OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
Saturday, Feb. 15th 2020, 14:30 hrs
Meeting point: Centro Meeting “Il Fuligno”, 50123, Main Entrance
The Villa La Colombaia in Florence, birthplace and childhood of Florence Nightingale, boasts an ancient history dating back to 1400. Situated on a hill on the outskirts of the city, surrounded by a park of pines and cypresses, Since 1957 the Villa has hosted the Institute of the Sisters Adoring the Blood of Christ. They proudly commemorate the figure of Florence, receiving visitors from all over the world.
The “Ospedale degli Innocenti” is more than an architectural milestone. It has provided care of infants and children continuously for more than five centuries. Beginning with its sponsorship and through its services as well as its architecture, the “Innocenti” represents the evolving humanistic views of Florence of the early Renaissance.
For those wanting to explore Florence independently you can visit the Tourist Information Centre online.