Maggio and Fossi Antiques Hunting, Florence

Maggio and Fossi Antiques Hunting, Florence
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Florence is a beautiful city imbued with historical treasures and charms, some of which you can take home with you when you go on an antiques hunting trip. The place where you need to be is the Novella neighborhood, which has two prominent streets full of important antique shops. These are via dei Fossi and via Maggio. Whet your appetite by looking in the window displays, where sometimes you may be able to spot valuable works from the Renaissance. There are many standout shops and knowledgeable dealers in this part of the city. Among them is Paoletti, a store which sells furniture and paintings from the 19th to the early 20th century. The owners also specialize in Haute Epoque fine art with pieces from the 17th century, some of which are becoming increasingly rare. Another good place for finds is Antiquita Sandro Morelli, a treasure trove of sculptures covering numerous periods and designs, including Romanesque and Gothic/Renaissance. A visit to the neighborhood will also introduce you to one of its architectural highlights, the Ponte Santa. This is claimed to be the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world. The 16th-century crossing was constructed by Florentine architect Bartolomeo Ammanati.

Maggio and Fossi Antiques Hunting Map

Guide Name: Maggio and Fossi Antiques Hunting
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: Xena
Via Maggio, Palazzo Corsini-Rosselli del Turco

2) Via Maggio, Palazzo Corsini-Rosselli del Turco

Via Maggio, Palazzo Corsini Suarez

3) Via Maggio, Palazzo Corsini Suarez

Via Maggio, Palazzo di Cosimo Ridolfi

4) Via Maggio, Palazzo di Cosimo Ridolfi

Palazzo di Bianca Cappello

5) Palazzo di Bianca Cappello

Via Maggio, Palazzo Agostini

6) Via Maggio, Palazzo Agostini

Lungarno Corsini, Palazzo Bardi-Guicciardini

9) Lungarno Corsini, Palazzo Bardi-Guicciardini

Lungarno Corsini, Palazzi Gianfigliazzi

10) Lungarno Corsini, Palazzi Gianfigliazzi

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