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.