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Florence Landmarks and Historic sites

Florence attractions: monuments and popular sights



Landmarks and Historic sites


1 Ponte Vecchio
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The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval bridge over the Arno River and is noted for shops built along it. The Butchers used to occupy the shops but the present tenants are jewelers, souvenir sellers and art dealers. This bridge has been...

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Address: Ponte Vecchio, 50100 Firenze, Italia + Share


2 Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore
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The Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church which is located in Florence in Itlay. The construction of this amazing historic building began in 1296 in Gothic style and designed by Arnolfo di...

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Address: Piazza Del Duomo, 17 + Share


3 Palazzo degli Uffizi
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With it's long arcades and it's final arc, it represents the greatest work by Vasari. It is the symbol of Florentine art and inside it houses the famous and hononymous gallery, which holds masterpieces of different periods.

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Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, Firenze + Share


4 Santa Maria Novella
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The Santa Maria Novella church is situated across the main railway station and is the first great basilica in Florence. It is also the city’s principal Dominican church. This historic building contains a store of art...

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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella + Share


5 Basilica di Santa Croce
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The Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church situated in Florence and also a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. This is also the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians like...

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce, 16 + Share


6 Statue of David
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The original statue of Michelangelo David is located in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence. It is kept along with other vital works like the four prisoners. The statue of David used to stand in front of Palazzo...

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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Firenze + Share


7 Palazzo Pitti
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One of the most interesting buildings in the city, which was the residence of the Medici, but also at the time of the Savoy back in the days when Florence was the capital (1865-1871). Inside, besides the splendid Palatine Gallery, there are also the...

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8 Palazzo Vecchio
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For the past seven centuries it has been the focus of political and civic life of Florence, when it became the seat of the lordship in the sixteenth century, as well as withstanding numerous renovations and interior decoration, it became known as the...

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Address: Piazza della Signoria + Share


9 Battistero di San Giovanni
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With it's octagonal shape and it's walls covered with white and green marble, the Baptistery of San Giovanni is an unmistakable symbol of the city. It is impossible not to be fascinated in front of his Heaven's Gate, a work of art whose decorations...

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni + Share


10 Fontana del Porcellino
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If you are in search of fortune Make a stop in this fountain, located at the edge of the Loggia of the new market "(Mercato Nuovo)". In fact , here the tradition says that who ever stops by the fountain has to perform a special ritual that consists on...

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Address: Via Pellicceria, 50123 Firenze + Share


11 Basilica of Saint Lawrence
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It is one of the oldest churches in Florence, but acquired it's present appearance only in the fifteenth century. The façade has a renaissance print despite being incomplete, while inside it was decorated by the most famous Florentine artists of the...

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Address: Piazza San Lorenzo, Firenze + Share


12 Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine
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Despite the rough and dark stone facade, very simple and attractive, this church is famous for what lies inside: first the beautiful Brancacci Chapel, with frescoes by Masaccio and Masolino, and then the other paintings and works of great artists...

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Address: Piazza del Carmine 14 + Share


13 The David of Donatello
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It is considered a masterpiece of the Renaissance sculpture, and after the restoration works, it shines again in the Bargello Museum. Completely in bronze, David was made by Donatello in 1440 to beautify the courtyard of the palace of the Medici.

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Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4 + Share


14 The fountain of Neptune
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The god of the sea Neptune, whose features recall the figure of Cosimo I de 'Medici, stands on a pedestal decorated in the center of the octagonal basin: the Neptune Fountain, located in Piazza della Signoria, near the north- west of the Old palace.

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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Firenze + Share


15 Corridoio Vasariano
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Most fascinating point of the Uffizi Gallery, this raised path serves as a link between Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. In it are exposed beautiful paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth century as well as numerous self-portraits of artists....

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Address: Lungarno degli acciaioli, Firenze + Share


16 Fortezza da Basso
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It is the largest "modern" fortification inserted in the fourteenth century walls of Florence, a masterpiece of military architecture of the Renaissance period. Today it is the main structure of the exhibition center of the city and in summer it...

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Address: Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Firenze + Share


17 La Loggia del Bigallo
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Charming loggia of the fourteenth century that was used to show the public the children that got lost or abandoned so that their parents could be found or in the worst case the children would of been adopted. The two beautiful outer arches are...

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Firenze + Share


18 The Loggia della Signoria
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Was used to host indoor public meetings and official ceremonies of the Florentine Republic in the presence of the nation. The Loggia della Signoria, despite the clear Gothic style ( was built in the fourteenth century). It is, with it's round arches,...

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Address: Piazza della Signoria, Firenze + Share


Brunelleschi Florence the Construction of A New, Classical, Florence
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"He was given to us by Heaven to invest architecture with new forms". In these words Vasari celebrated the ingenious architect whom Florence was fortunate enough to count among her sons between the end of the fourteenth ...

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Florence in the Nineteenth Century
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From the end of the eighteenth to the early years of the nineteenth centuries, international politics inevitably involved Tuscany, and Ferdinando III of Lorraine could not prevent the Grand Duchy from being occupied by Napoleon's army....

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