Things to see in Florence

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Florence.
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  • Without drawing attention away from the majesty of its dome, approaching the Duomo is even more exciting because we can quickly feel the vertigo of the high tower, solid and white, the delicacy of the Baptistery doors or the strengt...
  • This is an important historical landmark, situated in the Italian city of Florence (Tuscany). The Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge in Florence that was not destroyed during the occupation of Italy in World War II, which it is said i...
  • This square was the center of Florentine power in their time of greatest splendor. Its non-symmetrical shape makes it a very unique place, while the small (or large) artworks that it contains form a unique and irreplaceable mosaic. ...
  • My experience was amazing. I took a trip through Italy starting in Florence and I'm still amazed at how beautiful it was. I didn't expect it. I recommend that if you go to Italy, pass through Florence and to the Piazzale Michelangel...
  • The Uffizi Gallery is a beautiful place, full of art, in a city that is a museum in itself. I loved the part of the Uffizi Gallery where you can see the Arno river and the Ponte Vecchio from the window. The bust, despite all the art...
  • There are many ways to visit the region of Tuscany in Italy. One of them is through the traces of the Renaissance: Medieval Architecture, Goethe, Florentine, and Mannerist paintings among other visual arts, so famous but also so fo...
  • To see Michelangelo's David is priceless, especially on Thursdays from 19 to 22h when the entry is free. That is, if you can get there early enough because there is always a line. You must stop here if you visit the city. I leave yo...
  • The Market of San Lorenzo, which is also known as the Straw Market is an absolute must. Once you start walking around the city you will surely pass through or very close to it. No doubt you will be there when you visit Santa Maria d...
  • The Palazzo Vecchio is the most important civil building in Florence. Its construction began in 1299 at the request of Arnolfo di Cambio. Initially it was the seat of the Priors of the Arts and the Signoria and the home of the Grand...
  • The Giardino Bardini is an English garden located in the Oltrarno area and can be accessed with the same ticket as Boboli gardens. It's somewhat difficult to find, because the signs take you through the parking lot and out onto the ...
  • The entrance of the "Piazza della Republica" used to be the center of Florence during medieval Roman times. Today, the square is still just as lively thanks to its beauty and tourists. Come and enjoy the street performances and musi...
  • The Renaissance palace of Pitti is another thing that simply cannot be missed in the Tuscan city. Across the Arno river over most points of interest in the city, it's known just as much for its architecture as for its spectacular g...
  • The Basilica of Santa Croce was built in Florence in 1294 on the remains of a Franciscan church after the death of St. Francis of Assisi. It is located in the Plaza of the same name. Since its inception it has been a very important ...
  • Loved seeing the doors and being able to view at close range what I learned in my years of college, I am a historian and the truth is that Italy is a country that fascinates me and is full of art, especially in Florence.
  • The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the largest churches of Florence. It is located northwest of the old part of the city near the railway station. Its facade boasts with different colorful marbles. Predominantly white and...
  • The Basilica of San Lorenzo is the oldest in Florence, consecrated by St. Ambrose in 393. It was rebuilt in 1490 and was first commissioned by Brunelleschi. Inside are paintings by renowned artists and it is flanked by two vestries,...
  • The famous Campanile of Giotto, is a 82 meters high, free-standing campanile. It belongs to Santa Maria del Fiore the Duomo (cathedral) of Florence and was designed by the famous artist whom it got it's name from. Unfortunately Giot...
  • This place not only has the best sunset in Florence, tours of the city but it's the only place with free parking. You can leave your car without getting fined or without having to pay a mortgage for a parking ticket. Recommended at ...
  • This church is in a charming Oltrarno area of Florence without many tourists, it's found in a cozy space reminiscent of Tuscan village squares. Inside are works by renowned painters of the Florentine school and it was designed by Br...
  • This is a great spot for the typical Italian "snack". It is located along River Arno and it is black in color as its name can lead you to guess. You pay for the drink (9 €) and you can eat all you want from the buffet. It is perfect...
  • This famous bridge connects both banks of the Arno River in Florence and is filled with goldsmiths and jewelers, who came to replace old shops which were devoted to meat and seasoned fish. Due to the smell, King Ferdinand I made it ...
  • Dante's masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is one of the major works of the transition from Medieval to Renaissance thought. It is considered the masterpiece of Italian as well as world literature. In Italy he is known as "the Supreme ...
  • Descending the Piazzale degli Uffizi from Piazza della Signoria to the river we came to a sort of lookout where we saw the famous Ponte Vecchio. It's a beautiful place in Florence that's curious, as are the locks that appear for the...
  • When I visited Florence it was hot (forty degrees in the shade) all green space was occupied by hordes of tourists, and the Boboli Gardens was.one of the nicest places I visited during my stay in this city. It is big and you can wal...
  • Many say that opera was sung for the first time at the Buontalenti Grotto. But truly the creator was, among other things, a grand designer in the service of the Medici and it's easy to see in the décor of this false cave, with stala...
  • Guido di Pietro (known as Fra Angelico) was a Dominican friar, born near Florence who devoted himself to painting religious frescoes. Following in the footsteps of Alberti Renaissance painting has a natural touch that reflects movem...
  • I discovered her on the travel at the end of the route, and I fell for her and the city of Florence ... Part of my family that I hadn't yet met lived beside. This place takes you back to the Italian Renaissance and you can almost se...
  • The archeological Museum (Florence) has one of the most important collections of Etruscan art in the world. See the Crocetta Palace, built under the Grand Duchess Marie Louise of Austria in the year 1620. Its Egyptian art collection...
  • This is a nice, romantic restaurant. It is great for the eyes and the palate. It features Live Jazz every night, extensive wine list, excellent service, a gem in the center of Florence. I recommend this exquisite Florentine restaura...
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Things to do and attractions in Florence

If you plan to visit the capital of Tuscany, the list of things to do in Florence can be endless. The city has a big artistic heritage, so deciding what to do in Florence can be a problem for the indecisive.
But one of the must-visit Florence attractions is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a symbol of the city. Its dome, built by Brunelleschi, stands above the other buildings as the banner of the metropolis and the Renaissance. The Campanile and Baptistery are unavoidable places to visit in Florence.
Piazza del Duomo is one of the more crowded things to see in Florence, it's always lively at all hours. It's one of the most important squares of the city along with the Republic Square and Piazza della Signora, home to the Vecchio Palace, another one of the symbolic attractions in Florence.
Another unforgettable image in Florence is the Ponte Vecchio. With its jewelery shops on the river, it seems impossible that they are held up without falling into water.
And among all the stuff to do in Florence, it's impossible not to mention a visit to its many museums and galleries. The Uffizi, the Bargello Museum and the Accademia Gallery house works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Donattello, Piero della Francesca, among many others. These are great works of art that any traveler can admire.
Florence is a small chest that holds great treasures. A city that you'll always want to return to. For more information on Florence activities, browse through firsthand descriptions of the city by minube users.  Ver más »
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