- The Botanical museum is one of the youngest museums of Florence. It was created by the wish of the Lorena through collaboration with the famous botanist, Filippo Parlatore. He contributed not only his private collection, but also made exchanges and international acquisitions which made the museum the richest of its kind in Italy and one of the most renowned in the world. Only a small part of this enormous collection is open to the public. It includes prize-winning vegetables, plant models, old herbariums and botanical manuscripts. The rare and valuable collection of wax models by Calamai and Tortori (before 1800) and a herbal code (painted at the end of the 15th century) are recommended. Next to the museum there is the "Garden of simple things", made from the old Medici vegetable garden created by Cosimo I and now one of the oldest in the world. Visits should be booked.
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