0 0 The palazzo nonfinito (Unfinished Palace) was begun by Buontalenti in 1593 and was still incomplete when it became Italy’s first museum of anthropology and ethnology in 1869The most striking architectural feature is an imposing inner courtyard usually attributed to Cigoli (1559-1613). The museum’s opening hours are severely restricted. However, it’s worth setting aside some time to see the collection of art from Italy’s former African colonies, and material carried away by Captain Cook, the 18th-century British explorer, on the last of his Pacific voyages. The abbey, one of Florence’s oldest churches, was founded in 978 by Willa, the widow of Count Uberto of Tuscany. Their son, Count Ugo, was buried inside the church in 1001. His splendid tomb was carved by Mino da Fiesole and dates from 1469-81. Mino also carved the altarpiece and, in the right transept, the tomb of Bernardo Giugni, the Florentine statesman, with its fine effigy of Justice. Filippino Lippi’s The Virgin Appearing to St Bernard (1485) also enlivens an otherwise drab interior. Its remarkable detail, particularly The Virgin Appearing to St Bernard (1485) by Filippino Lippi Bar Vivoli Gelateria Via Isola delle Stinche 7.
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