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A free/donation based attraction. Belongs to the church which is attached by secret passage way for family members only. Some excellent are on display and many incites into how the rich merchants of Florence lived. As friends of the Medici the family did very well!...More
We spotted this place in a book about secret Florence, so we gave it a try. It is not open all the time, and entrance is only by a guided group, but it is free!
You get to see the history of the Martelli family...More
We literally were strolling around and found this by accident! A free tour of the wealthy Martelli family home. The rooms, the art, everything gorgeous! What a treat! Tour lasts about 1 hr. Love getting to walk in the shoes of history...
Within a very short walk of Il Duomo is Casa Martelli. Gives you a glimpse how the rich Martelli family lived. Free admission and friendly, semi-personalized guided tour! Make a donation if possible. Carefully check days/hours of operation.
We lucked out when me saw this little museum near our hotel. It is free and only open several days a week. It is well worth the trip but it is only available in group tours. You will need to stop by and figure out...More
After passing by the museum a number of times on the path to my hotel I saw the 'free admission' sign and thought 'what could I lose?' What a surprise! Staff offered very informactive guided tours, and visitors learn not just the family history but...More
This house does not compare to the palaces and churches of Florence, but it doesn't try to. It's the house of a rich Renaissance family, the Martellis, and it has a lot of original art and furnishings. The tour guides are from a local high...More
Randomly visited here. It's the former home of the Martelli family who had connections with the Pucci and Medici families. It has only been open a few years after restoration. When we visited there were no tickets but you could make a donation. It's guided...More
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on
Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.