12 Sights in Scandicci, Italy (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Scandicci, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Scandicci, Italy.

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1. Badia Fiorentina

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The Badìa Fiorentina is an abbey and church now home to the Monastic Communities of Jerusalem situated on the Via del Proconsolo in the centre of Florence, Italy. Dante supposedly grew up across the street in what is now called the 'Casa di Dante', rebuilt in 1910 as a museum to Dante. He would have heard the monks singing the Mass and the Offices here in Latin Gregorian chant, as he famously recounts in his Commedia: "Florence, within her ancient walls embraced, Whence nones and terce still ring to all the town, Abode aforetime, peaceful, temperate, chaste." In 1373, Boccaccio delivered his famous lectures on Dante's Divine Comedy in the subsidiary chapel of Santo Stefano, just next to the north entrance of the Badia's church.

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2. Vascone

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The Boboli Gardens is a historical park of the city of Florence that was opened to the public in 1766. Originally designed for the Medici, it represents one of the first and most important examples of the Italian garden, which later served as inspiration for many European courts. The large green area is a real open-air museum with statues of various styles and periods, ancient and Renaissance that are distributed throughout the garden. It also has large fountains and caves, among them the splendid Buontalenti grotto built by the artist, architect, and sculptor Bernardo Buontalenti between 1536 and 1608.

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3. Santi Giuseppe e Lucia al Galluzzo

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St. Giuseppe's Church is a Roman Catholic place of worship in Galluzzo, Florence, a small village in via Volterrana; It is the site of the parish of "Santi Giuseppe e Lucia al Galluzzo", whose name refers to the new church built after the war and the old church sponsored by the Petribuoni family, dating back to before the 11th century and located near the cemetery of the same name.

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4. Chiesa di San Felice in Piazza

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The Chiesa di San Felice is a Roman Catholic church in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. It is located on the south bank of the River Arno, just west of the Pitti Palace. It is predominantly Gothic, but has a Renaissance façade by Michelozzo, added in 1457. Over the high altar is a large Crucifix attributed to Giotto or his school.

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5. Anfiteatro

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Anfiteatro Ricardo André Frantz (User:Tetraktys) / CC BY-SA 2.5

Boboli's amphitheater is one of the main architectures of the Florentine garden of Boboli at Palazzo Pitti, which embellishes the main axis, centered on the rear facade of the building. Used as a place for summer shows, it represents the oldest court theater in Florence, after the loss of the Customs theater and the Medici theater.

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6. Chiesa di Santa Lucia

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The church of Santa Lucia is a place of Christian worship that is located in via del Podestà, in the Galluzzo hamlet of Florence; Dosa as a Catholic Church and still regularly officiated as such, it is also home to the Romanian Orthodox parish of the same name since November 2015.

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7. Pieve di San Martino a Gangalandi

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San Martino a Gangalandi is a Roman Catholic parish (pieve) church in the Gangalandi neighborhood of Lastra a Signa in the region of Tuscany, Italy. It is located via Leon Battista Alberti. Adjacent to the church is a small Museo Vicariale displaying some works of art.

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8. Torre San Niccolò

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The Tower of San Niccolò, once part of a gate or porta in the former defensive walls of Florence, is now located, isolated in piazza Giuseppe Poggi, in the district of Oltrarno, Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. The portal was first erected in 1324.

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9. Colonna di San Felice

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In Florence there are some columns erected over the centuries as urban decoration and testimony of various vicissitudes. They are not many as for example in Rome, but each is linked to a particular event, real or legendary, of the city history.

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10. Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista della Calza

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San Giovanni Battista della Calza Church is a Catholic place of worship, part of the Calza complex, built in 1362, formerly known as San Giovanni Battista Hospital, located in Calza Square opposite Romana Gate in Oltrarno District of Florence.

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11. Fontana di piazza Santa Croce

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The Fountain of Piazza Santa Croce in Florence is located on the opposite side of the Basilica of Santa Croce, along the axis of via de 'Benci and via Giuseppe Verdi and in front of the Cocchi Serristori palace.

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12. Chiesa di Santa Lucia a Monteorlando

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The church of Santa Lucia and the convent of Saints Michele and Lucia is located in the town of Santa Lucia in Monteorlando, in the hamlet of San Martino in Gangalandi, in the municipality of Lastra a Signa.

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