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Parco delle Cascine

Piazzale delle Cascine, 50144 Firenze FI, Italy

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About Parco delle Cascine

One of Florence's largest parks with playgrounds and is a great place to let the little 'uns loose. It was a hunting reserve for the Medici dukes, but Peter Leopold opened it to the public in 1776, with boulevards, fountains, and bird sanctuaries. In the late 19th century, horse racing began here. Queen Victoria was a fan of Florence and would toddle along to the Cascine during her stays. The park now covers an area of 160 hectares. It has the shape of a long and narrow stripe, on the north bank



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Cappella Brancacci2.75km from Parco delle Cascine

The Brancacci Chapel, located inside the church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence, represents one of the highest examples of Renaissance painting. It is the result of the collaboration of two of the greatest artists of the time, Masaccio and Masolino da Panicale, to which the hand of Filippino Lippi must be added, called to complete the work about fifty years later. The church and the chapel are treated as separate places to visit and as such have different opening times.

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella2.79km from Parco delle Cascine

The basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important churches in Florence and stands on the homonymous square. If Santa Croce was and is an ancient center of Franciscan culture and Santo Spirito hosted the Augustinian order, Santa Maria Novella was for Florence the reference point for another important mendicant order, the Dominicans.  The church, the adjoining cloister, and the chapter house contain a multiplicity of art treasures and funerary monuments.

Mercato Centrale3.01km from Parco delle Cascine

The Central Market of Florence is located between via dell'Ariento , via Sant'Antonino, via Panicale and piazza del Mercato Centrale . It was one of the results of the rehabilitation period, from the period of Florence as the capital of Italy at the end of the 19th century. Inside the market, vendors sell various primary ingredients of Tuscan cuisine. In the northern corner of the market, there is a seafood area in which vendors sell fish and shell fish that have been wild-caught in Italy or imp

Piazza Santo Spirito3.07km from Parco delle Cascine

Piazza Santo Spirito is a square of the district Oltrarno in Florence.  The square was formed in the thirteenth century, like other squares in front of important religious buildings, to accommodate the crowds who attended the prayers of the Augustinians, owners of the Basilica of Santo Spirito  Frequent home to markets and flea markets, it is full of restaurants and nightclubs, craft shops and artists' studios.

Cappelle Medicee3.08km from Parco delle Cascine

The Medici chapels, built as the burial place of the Medici family, are now a state museum in Florence, obtained from some areas of the basilica of San Lorenzo.  The rooms are now known collectively as "Medici chapels" were built between the 16th and 17th centuries as an extension of the Brunelleschi basilica in order to celebrate the Medici family. The Medici chapels are now a museum, which can be accessed from the back of the basilica, in Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini.

Basilica di Santo Spirito3.1km from Parco delle Cascine

The church of Santo Spirito is one of the main basilicas of the city of Florence. It is located in the Oltrarno district, the southern part of the historic center, and with its simple facade dominates the square of the same name. It was built on the remains of the thirteenth-century Augustinian convent destroyed by a fire in 1371. This church is nestled in a quiet little corner of Florence and it is very possible that you will pass in front of it several times before even really noticing its per

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.