If you think you've seen everything in Florence, think again. There are still some quiet, undiscovered corners in Florence. Here are three that might be of interest to you.

1) The Choistro dello Scalzo: This tiny, luminous space, steps away from Piazza San Marco, contains one of the highlights of the Mannerist period of art in Florence. The Choistro dello Scalzo is a small cloister that originally led to a chapel for the use of the barefoot members of a confraternity dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The cloister is adorned by a monochrome fresco series (1509-26) by the Mannerist painter Andrea del Sarto.

It's free to enter, though open only three mornings a week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday). Photos are permitted (without flash), more photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuscanya...

2) Another fresco series that is frequently overlooked is the Spanish Chapel at the side of the church of Santa Maria Novella. Painted in the 1360s, this large vaulted space is a special treat! (photo from arttrav)

3) The church of San Miniato al Monte is no longer a secret, since many busses stop at nearby Piazzale Michelangelo. It's Romanesque facade dominates the hill on the south side of the city, above a long row of steps - don't be dissuaded, go up them!! Inside you'll be rewarded by fabulous marble floors, a large spiritual space and a few interesting frescoes and sculptures.

San Miniato al Monte