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La Specola
Museum of Natural History,
Zoology Section

12:57 31 July in

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Museum of Natural History,
Section of Mineralogy

07:02 28 July in

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Casa Buonarroti

15:07 02 September in

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The Brancacci Chapel

09:43 30 July in

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Horne Museum

09:41 30 July in

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Galileo Museum

09:38 30 July in

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Stefano Bardini Museum

09:36 30 July in

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Diocesan Museum of Santo Stefano al Ponte

07:05 30 July in

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Stibbert Museum

07:33 30 July in

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Porcelain Museum

07:09 30 July in

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