Florence is one of the most popular travel cities, not just in Italy but in the world, and it has many impressive sights and attractions to offer.
This is a Renaissance city in the heart of Tuscany, home to some of Italy’s best museums and beautiful cathedrals and churches, located in the most interesting streets you have ever walked down.
Il Duomo – The Cathedral Of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo (cathedral), the Cattedrale de Santa Maria del Fiore is a huge gothic cathedral.
It was consecrated in 1436, and it can hold 20,000 people.
Its exterior is made of green, pink, and white marble, and has several elaborate doors and interesting statues. Its interior is another world altogether.
Galleria degli Uffizi
The Galleria degli Uffizi holds the world’s most important collection of Renaissance art and thousands of paintings from medieval to modern times, along with many antique sculptures, illuminations, and tapestries. Artists whose works you’ll see include Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Perugino, and Raphael. Not a bad bunch.
Galleria dell’ Academia
Florence’s Galleria dell’ Academia holds important paintings and sculptures from the 13th to the 16th century, including Michelangelo’s David, the most famous sculpture in the world. You can also see the collection of musical instruments begun by the Medici family.
Piazza della Signoria
Florence’s most famous square is Piazza della Signoria, which is the heart of the historic center and a free open-air sculpture exhibit. The piazza has been Florence’s political center since the middle ages.
Santa Croce is the largest Franciscan church in Italy and holds the tombs of several important Florentines including Michelangelo and Dante. Like that wasn’t enough, the vast interior contains breathtaking stained glass windows and frescoes.
The Ponte Vecchio (old bridge), was built in 1345. It was also Florence’s first bridge across the Arno River and is the only surviving bridge from Florence’s medieval days. This bridge is still lined with shops selling gold and silver jewelry, and tiny apartments above them.
Boboli Garden And Pitti Palace
Giardino di Boboli is a huge park on a hillside in the middle of Florence, with beautiful gardens and fountains, and a great view of Florence from the Forte Belvedere. The Pitti Palace, Florence’s largest palazzo, was once the seat of the Medici family.