The University Hospital is the largest hospital in Florence, located in the north of the city. In recent years the hospital complex has expanded, incorporating in 2008, the Meyer Children’s Hospital. In June 2011, the Careggi Hospital also established a Center for Integrative Medicine, aimed at care, research, teaching and supervision in the area of complementary and alternative medicine. Careggi is well known for its Margherita program, which is just like a modern American birthing clinic. The Margherita program focuses on natural childbirth. To qualify for the program, you must have an absolutely perfect pregnancy with no signs of possible complications.
Largo Brambilla 3, 50134 Florence / +39 055 794111 / www.aou-careggi.toscana.it
Remember it is a university hospital – so you may have a number of student doctors observing proceedings. (Kirsten Hills)