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A stay at Mangiacane affords you close proximity to the most fascinating attractions, museums, and picturesque settings you can imagine. Located just 12 km directly south of Florence you are within arm’s reach of the some of the most important art and architectural sites in the world. Head into Florence to visit Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Santa Maria del Fiore, and experience first- hand the beauty, culture, and history of one of Italy’s most unique churches. If it is a love of art that brings you to Mangiacane, you may visit the works of some of the Renaissance masters in Florence at the Uffizi and the Galleria dell’Accademia. And for a breathtaking cultural event, if you happen to visit in the summer months, a trip to Siena will bear witness to a unique and highly anticipated tradition the Palio di Siena, one of the world’s most famous horse races.


Cathedral ( The DuoMo ) Santa Maria Del Fiore
Piazza Del Duomo

Construction began on this gothic cathedral in the late 13th century and was finished in 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi. The Duomo stands as a symbol of Florence and its patronage by the Medici family as well as an architectural masterpiece, from the elaborately decorated door panels to Giotto’s bell tower.

13 km / 32 minutes

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
Piazza Di Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella 50123

This church was built in 1278 in one of the cities largest piazzas by the Dominican Order. The gothic interior is filled with paintings by Masaccio and Giotto while the outside is illuminated by a white and green façade.

13 km / 30 minutes

Basilica of San Lorenzo
Piazza san lorenzo 50123

This extensive church is considered to be one of the oldest in Florence, founded sometime around A.D. 393. It was originally used as the Medici family’s parish church and currently houses the famous tombs of the family’s most powerful members.

13 km / 33 minutes

Piazzale Michelangiolo
Viale Michelangiolo 50125

This quiet square dedicated to Michelangelo offers some of the best panoramic views of the city and Tuscan hills.

14 km / 28 minutes

PoNte Vecchio
Via Por Santa Maria 50123

The Ponte Vecchio was built in 1345 spanning the Arno River in the center of Florence. Overhanging shops line the pathway and showcase some of the best jewelers in the city.

12.5 km / 28 minutes

Church Santa Croce
Piazza Di Santa Croce 16 50122

The Santa Croce is the resting place of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Galileo. They lie beneath the painted frescoes by Giotto that line the walls and the Cappella de' Pazzi of this ancient church.  Although this site was hit by the floods of 1966, the building still remains the largest Franciscan church in the world.

13 km / 30 minutes

Cenacolo Di Santo Spirito
Museum Pizza Santo Spirito 29, 50125

Situated on the south bank of the Arno river, this small and quiet church houses various Romanesque and Paleo-Christian stone sculptures, in addition to a impressive depiction of the Last Supper by Andrea Orcagna.

14 km / 27 minutes

San Miniato Monte Via Del Monte
Alle Croci/Viale Galileo Galilei
(behind Piazzale Michealangiolo), 50125

The legend of this ancient church says that the beheaded Christian saint, San Miniato, picked up his head after being persecuted by Emperor Decius's and carried it across the river and up the hill alongside the bank before dying.  Construction on the church began over San Miniato in 1013 under the patronage of the Arte di Calimala guild.

14 km / 31 minutes

Santissima Annunziata
Piazza Santissma Annunziata, 50121

The stained-glass windows by Guillaume de Marcillat that line the walls of this magnificent 13th century basilica are arguably the most impressive attraction at this small church located in one of Florence’s more beautiful piazza squares.

12 km / 33 minutes

The Boboli Garden (Giardino di Boboli)
piazza dei pitti, 50125

The Boboli Gardens which are attached to the Pitti Palace were bought by the Medici family in the mid 16th century. The trails that weave throughout the garden are aligned with colorful vegetation as well as occasional foundations and caves.

12 km / 26 minutes


Museums in Florence

Uffizi Gallery
piazzale degli uffizi 50122

Considered to be one of the most famous and extensive museums in the world, the Uffizi holds many of the greatest works by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, and Rembrandt.

12.5 km / 28 minutes

Pitti place
Via della ninna, 5, 50122

The Pitti Palace is a magnificent residence once home to the Medici’s, the grand duke of Tuscany and the King of Italy. It is currently divided into six different museums featuring everything from a costume gallery to a gallery of modern art.

12 km / 28 minutes

dell'accamia via ricasoli 58-60

This gallery features Michelangelo’s famous David, The Four Prisoners and the Pietà of Palestrina. The museum also houses several Early Renaissance artists works including Botticelli and Lo Scheggia.

13.5 km / 33 minutes

casa buonarroti
via ghibellina 70

This exquisitely decorated palazzo is filled with paintings, sculptures and original sketches by one of its previous owners, Michelangelo. The Buonarroti family has done everything possible to keep the home well preserved as a cultural landmark.

12.5 km / 30 minutes

PALazzo vecchino
piazza della signOria, 50122

Also know as Florence’s town hall this fortress was built in 1299 to house the Republican government offices. It became the home of the powerful Medici family in 1540 and now contains some of the most important statues of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo’s Genius of Victory.

12.5 km / 30 minutes

museo di storia della scienza (science museum)
piazza dei giudici 1, 50121

One of the foremost international institutions in the History of Science, this museum combines a noted museum of scientific instruments and an institute dedicated to the research of the history of science in the broadest senses. The museum boasts The Medici Collection and Galileo’s instruments.

12.5 km / 30 minutes

Museo salvatore ferragamo
piazza de santa trinita, 5r, florence, 50123

Located in the Spini Ferroni building this museum houses an extensive collection of shoes all designed by Salvatore Ferragamo between 1927
and 1960.

12.5 km / 27 minutes

Museo archeologico (archaeological museum)
Via Della Colonna 38, 50121

Attic vases, Egyptian artifacts, and an extensive Etruscan collection make this historic museum a must-see.

14 km / 31 minutes