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University of Florence Natural History Museum

Via Giorgio la Pira 4, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Educational Gem

The museum is really well laid out and well presented. Not just something that kids will be... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Anemari O
via mobile
Stumbled on Body Parts and Stuffed Animals

We were on the way to the Boboli Gardens when we chanced on the Natural History Museum. The first... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Toronto, Canada
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The Museum of Natural History, University of Florence, was founded in 1775 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold, although the Botanical Garden dates back to 1545. With its 8 million specimens, it is the most important naturalistic museum in Italy and one of the greatest in the world.
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Via Giorgio la Pira 4, 50121, Florence, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is really well laid out and well presented. Not just something that kids will be interested in. Well worth a visit. Entrance fee only €7.

Thank Anemari O
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were on the way to the Boboli Gardens when we chanced on the Natural History Museum. The first part was a huge collection of wax replicas of humans in various states of dissection which were fascinating though not to everyone's taste. Adjoining these rooms...More

Thank MarekG706
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visited the Museum of Zoology and Natural History, best known as La Specola with our 13 and 15 year old sons and they loved it. It is like a huge taxidermist zoo, they were fascinated with the range of insects and animals on display....More

Thank Barb L
Reviewed 6 September 2016

First time visit to Florence and looking for somewhere to cool down.Came across the garden and was able to buy a guide book which pointed out the ancient trees etc.Enjoyed my visit relaxing on stone bench as sun going down. Unfortunately needs some tlc. Could...More

Thank jdr800
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The University of Florence Natural History Museum is an interesting pace to visit. Lots of samples of mineralogical items and great educational material on geology and paleontology. Well worth a visit

Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 15 April 2016

There are a big collection about more as 25.000 of mineralogical pieces of all the world; and Cosimo I begins with this collection; a very inreresting collection of about 5000 presentations of Elba and extraordinary Gemstones, a Topaze of Brasil of 150 kg and also...More

1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 12 November 2015

First of all, I state that the following review concerns only the "Geology and Paleontology" (Via La Pira, 4), not the other sections of the Natural Histoy Museum, which are scattered in various buildings of the city. The "Geology and Anthropology" section shows in my...More

Thank Brun066
Reviewed 26 October 2015

i really enjoyed the museum so much, it was so cool, and i saw many families with their kids who were having so much fun

Thank AlaaFahmy
Reviewed 4 October 2015

They have a phenomenal collection of taxidermies throughout the museum, some are over 200 years old! Wide variety of every creature you can think of, big and small. Really quite breathtaking, every room is filled with all kinds of creatures and many are extinct so...More

Thank Evan E
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is a museum of the past and should be preserved as such. Few visitors, fewer staff. Dusty cases of poor taxidermy in terrible flourescent lighting. No interactive screens and little annotation - non in English. It reminded me of a trip to Soviet Russian...More

Thank mrtjaet1
San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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