Exclusive visit to Santa Maria Nuova Hospital

Santa Maria Nuova Special Openings

Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

Duration: 60 minutes

Tour details

Santa Maria Nuova Special Openings

Opened in 1288 in the very heart of Florence, the hospital can boast the record of not having closed a single day, not even during the terrible flood of 1966. The story of the hospital is intertwined with the one of the Portinari family, the Florentine bankers, Leonardo da Vinci who used this venue to experiment on anatomy, and the history of scientific knowledge.

We will stroll through centuries of Florentine excellences, while exploring the museum, the history of scientific evolution and the astonishing collection of the annexed Saint Egidio church.



  • unusual and riveting itinerary inside the oldest hospital in Italy
  • Sant'Egidio church and its matroneum visit
  • special opening of Sant'Egidio's matroneum
  • expert, professional and local tour guide
  • voluntary work and charity, the rise of Florence hospitals

Meeting Point

Under the portico in front of the hospital entrance

Notes, inclusions and Rain Policy

Groups can not be bigger than 14 pax per guide as some areas are quite narrow

1 licensed tour guide Headsets for groups bigger than 8 pax

Rain or shine, we'll be there with a smile.

Ask us about the tour

Sign In