Hospital of the Innocents

Local nameSpedale degli Innocenti
LocationFlorence, Italy

As there was a lot of abandoned babies in the 1400s, Florence needed to establish an institution which would take care of them. This Renaissance complex was built in the 1440s to serve as a children's orphanage and operated as one until the 19th century. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.

Today the complex houses a small museum showcasing Renaissance art. The collection includes artworks by Luca della Robbia or Sandro Botticelli.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


General admission: €7
Reduced: €5
Family: €10

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +39 55 20371

Address Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 12 50121 Florence, Italy

Coordinates 43°46'33.705" N 11°15'40.838" E

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