The Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di
Preistoria and the Museo Storico
Topografico "Firenze com'era" are situated in the former convent of the Oblate
Nuns, whose buildings were once part of
the Arcispedale di Santa Maria Nuova,
the city's oldest (and still functioning)
hospital that was founded by Folco
Portinari in 1286.