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Florence: Attractions and Travel Guide

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1 Ponte Vecchio
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Rank: 1 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Ponte Vecchio
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


2 Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore
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Rank: 2 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Piazza Del Duomo, 17
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


3 Palazzo degli Uffizi
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Rank: 3 About 175

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.

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


4 Piazzale Michelangelo
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Rank: 4 About 175

It is Florence's most famous scenic spot, from which you can take wonderful photographs and you can see the main monuments of the city. In the square in addition to the many souvenir stalls is a copy of the David of Michelangelo.

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


5 Santa Maria Novella
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Rank: 5 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


6 Basilica di Santa Croce
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Rank: 6 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Piazza Santa Croce, 16
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


7 Boboli Gardens
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Rank: 7 About 175

One of the most important examples of Italian gardens in the world, a veritable open-air museum, both for architectural importance and landscaping views and also for the collection of sculptures present in the Boboli Gardens, one of the most beautiful...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: via De' Pitti, Firenze
Type: Parks and gardens


8 Uffizi Gallery
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Rank: 8 About 175

One of the finest museums of art having Italian artists representations are at Uffizi Gallery in Italy. The Primitive and Renaissance paintings have many universally acclaimed masterpieces of all times. This includes works by Simone...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, Firenze, (Toscane)
Type: Museums


9 Statue of David
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Rank: 9 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Piazza della Signoria, Firenze
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


10 Old Palace
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Rank: 10 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Piazza della Signoria
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


11 The Oltrarno and the belvedere
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Rank: 11 About 175

If you want to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city head over to this area, from Piazzale Michelangelo in San Miniato al Monte to Forte di Belvedere: you will find the best overview of Florence and you will see the Arno river spreading among the...

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Type: Other attractions


12 Palazzo Pitti
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Rank: 12 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


13 Campanile di Giotto
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Rank: 13 About 175

Soars in the sky next to the Cathedral of Florence, which is an integral part. Started by Giotto in 1334, this tower is the greatest testimony of the Florentine Gothic architecture of the fourteenth century. Has a square base covered with white...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Piazza del Duomo, Firenze
Type: Other attractions


14 Museum of the Workshop of Semi-precious Stones (Museo dell’Opificio delle Pietre Dure)
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Rank: 14 About 175

Here is the history of the process of working semiprecious stones through a collection consisting of pieces of great value, collected here since 1882. The factory of semi-precious stones today is also a restoration center.

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Via Alfani, 78 - 50121 Firenze
Type: Other attractions


15 National archaeological museum of Florence
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Rank: 15 About 175

It is one of the oldest in Italy. On the first floor there is a section dedicated to Etruscan plastic, on the second floor there is a space dedicated to Attic ceramics and a glyptic section in the corridor of the Medici, where jewelery collections are...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Via della Colonna 36, Firenze
Type: Museums


16 Piazza della Signoria
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Rank: 16 About 175

Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square which is situated in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. This square was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, which is called as Palazzo Vecchio. The square is the...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Florence, Italy
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


17 Piazza San Lorenzo
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Rank: 17 About 175

This is the square famous for it's market, which animates it every day (except Monday). On it stands a large façade of the basilica, next to which there are several entrances to the cloisters and the Medici Laurentian Library, designed by...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


18 Stibbert museum
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Rank: 18 About 175

Weapons and armors, costumes, paintings, tapestries, pieces of furniture and applied art: a collector Frederick Stibbert collected all these objects of art and created this museum for them, which after his death bequeathed to the city of Florence.

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 26, Via Federico Stibbert
Type: Museums


19 Battistero di San Giovanni
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Rank: 19 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Piazza San Giovanni
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


20 Galleria dell'Accademia
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Rank: 20 About 175

The "David", the "Prisoners" and "San Matteo" are exposed here. But in addition to these beautiful sculptures of Michelangelo, the Gallery holds a collection of important paintings on religious themes made by Florentine masters. Of note is two...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Museums


21 Bargello Museum
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Rank: 21 About 175

Housed in a thirteenth-century palace, houses a splendid collection of Renaissance sculptures by artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo and Luca Della Robbia. In addition to these, prestigious collections of bronzes are placed in the museum ,...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4
Type: Museums


22 Le Cascine
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Rank: 22 About 175

It is the largest park in Florence and extends for 3.5 km along the right bank of the Arno. Inside,there are two nightclubs, a large street market (every Tuesday), a public swimming pool, a shooting range, two racecourses and the Faculty of...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Viale delle Cascine, Firenze
Type: Parks and gardens


23 Museo delle Cappelle Medicee
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Rank: 23 About 175

Starting off from the fifteenth century members of the Medici family were buried in tombs, some of which were made by Michelangelo. These are located in the "New Sacristy," they are masterpieces of the Renaissance sculpture. In the Chapel of the...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze
Type: Museums


24 Bardini garden
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Rank: 24 About 175

Four hectares of forest and orchard garden, this is the Bardini Garden with it's magnificent Baroque stairway, it's fountains and it's vantage point, which offers a breathtaking view of the city. It is open daily but times vary according to the months...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Costa San Giorgio 2, Firenze
Type: Parks and gardens


25 Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Overall rating:
Rank: 25 About 175

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...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Piazza San Lorenzo, Firenze
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites

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