Florence and Surroundings

Visiting Florence is to immerse yourself in an immense heritage of buildings, paintings, monuments, museums and historical memories, but also to be overwhelmed by his charm.

With a visit of Florence you can admire picturesque beauty and masterpieces of art and architecture that have made the city worldfamous.

There are many places to visit in Florence, the center can be regarded as an open air museum full of palaces, museums, churches and art treasures. As a UNESCO World Heritage member, Florence is recognized worldwide as a city of art and core of the Renaissance. Many artists, from theMiddle Ages to the post Renaissance period, but also in the latest centuries, lived in Florence and shaped the city with their works and masterpieces.

Sites and places to visit in Florence

Piazza della Signoria
It has always been the political center of the city. It is located in Florence historical center, a must for a visit to Florence. The square is dominated by the majestic Palazzo della Signoria, or Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of the municipality as well as museum. The square is adorned by the precious Loggia dei Lanzi, where you can find an exhibition of masterpieces of sculpture, such as the Perseus of Benvenuto Cellini and the Rape of the Sabines by Giambologna.

Uffizi Gallery
Born as offices for the Grandduke of Tuscany, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important Italian museums hosting masterpieces of painting and sculpture of the fourteenth century and the Renaissance. Visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, you can admire works of art by artists such as Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian

Old Bridge
Ponte Vecchio is one of the most evocative symbol of Florence and the city. Besides offering a stunning view over the Arno river especially at sunset, Old Bridge is characterized by the features of jewelery shops in the small houses built on it.

Piazza del Duomo
It is the religious center of the city, Piazza del Duomo is a concentrate of art and architecture, it is unique in the world. Inside the square are the ancient Baptistery of San Giovanni, famous for its bronze Doors of Paradise, and the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a real masterpiece of architecture with the high Campanile of Giotto and Brunelleschi's Dome

Florentine churches
Florence and its historic center is full of majestic churches that hold precious masterpieces of painting and sculpture. The main churches besides the cathedral to visit in Florence is Santa Maria Novella, with its Renaissance-style façade with white and green marble, Santa Croce with the tombs of illustrious Italians, and San Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family.

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