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Uffizi Galleries

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important art museums in Italy and the most visited one! Uffizi is one of top tourist attractions of Florence. Uffizi Gallery is said to be one of the largest all over the world.The Gallery exhibits an exceptional collection of Italian Renaissance artwork.The collection is on exhibition open to public since 18th century.

Accademia Gallery

Accademia is a top touristic attraction and famous museum in Florence dedicated to Michelangelo. Accademia Gallery occupies the former buildings of hospital of San Mateo and the old monastery of San Nicolas de Cafaggio. In late 18th century it was completely renovated to house the famous museum. People coming from all over the world of course visit the museum to see Michelangelo's famous "David" sculpted between 1501-1504.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo is the best place to get an outlook at the city of Florence. It is available day and night, most importantly for free! You just need to climb up and enjoy the views! There are several ways for you to reach the piazza. Discover them here.

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence. It is the 3rd largest church in the world after Rome's St. Peter Church and London's St. Paul Church. It was also the largest in Europe at the time of its completion in 15th century.

Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo is the historic center of Florence. It is one of the most visited places in the world generally. A must visit during your trip to Florence! It houses various important monuments of Florence. Those are Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Bell Tower, Baptistery of St. John and much more.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, is a medieval stone bridge in Florence. It used to be the only bridge across the Arno River of Florence till 1218. Ponte Vecchio is a very romantic place to visit in Florence,especially in the evening, with its great views on the waters of Arno.

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria is a historically important square in Florence. The square dates back to 1330 and has been the center of city's political life since then. The square lies in front of the Palazzo della Signoria, also famous as Palazzo Vecchio. The landmarks of the square are, David by Michelangelo, the Neptune Fountain and Loggia dei Lanzi.

Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale or Mercato di San Lorenzo is the central market of Florence city. It is a fascinating place to visit for food-lovers. Giuseppe Mengoni, who was also responsible for Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, designed the market building. The market dates back to 19th century when Florence used to be Italian capital.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio, also famous as Palazzo della Signoria, has been a royal residence in 13-14th centuries. The oldest part of Palazzo Vecchio dates back to 1245-1302. The building still functions as Florence's city hall, much of the Palace is a museum.

Campanile di Giotto

Campanile di Giotto is the bell tower that rises above Florence Cathedral. The Tower is also known as Giotto's bell tower and is one of 4 main monuments around Piazza del Duomo. The colorful and sculptural decorations of the tower make it one of the most beautiful monuments of Italy. It is made of white, green and red marble, like the Cathedral itself.

Basilica di Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce or Basilica of the Holy Cross is the main Franciscan church of Florence. The church stands on the Piazza Santa Croce. According to legend the church was founded by Saint Francis himself. The construction began in 1294. In the 19th century the church additionally received a new bell tower and neo-gothic facade.

Cupola del Brunelleschi

Cupola del Brunelleschi is the signature dome of Duomo famous all over the world. The monument dates back to mid 15th century, centuries after the construction of Cathedral. Brunelleschi designed the dome, thus the monument bear his name.

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