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.
Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
General admission: €7
Official website http://www.istitutodeglinnocenti.it/?q=content/museo-degli-innocenti
Phone +39 55 20371
Address Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 12 50121 Florence, Italy
Coordinates 43°46'33.705" N 11°15'40.834" E