Museo Storico Topografico “Firenze Com’era”

The Museum was created to offer a rich visual history of how Florence changed from the Renaissance to the end of the XIX century. Through paintings, prints and models is described Florence, very famous is “Pianta della Catena” (1470) and “Pianta Topografica” the first one drawn scientifically in 1594. The twelve famous Lunettes present an important overview of the Medici villas in the late XVI century. The XVIII century is documented by Zocchi in his fine Vedute, and the XIX century section are the pictures of the Mercato Vecchio (Old Market) and the Jewish Ghetto before the demolition.

The last section illustrates the development of the Florentine area from the first settlements to the Roman era.