One of Italy’s oldest cities, Florence has long been known for being a center of fine arts and fine living. Art lovers flock to here in droves, drawn by the legendary artists who once called this place home. There are palaces, beautiful city squares, and the famous Piazza Della Signoria. Even if you’re not an art lover, you’ll still appreciate Florence’s vibe.
Be sure to cover all the major highlights, as they’re worth visiting. The Duomo is a great start – the cathedral of the city is a great architectural mix of Middle Ages and Renaissance. It’s an impressive structure, with spires that can be seen all over town. With the right guide for a Florence sightseeing tour, you can even visit the exclusive terraces of the Duomo, with breath-taking views of the entire city.
Head over to the Loggia Dei Lanzi, the city’s traditional outdoor sculpture space, with ancient Roman sculptures to 16th-century masterpieces. And who can forget Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s oldest bridge, home to expensive gold shops that have been around since the Renaissance.
You must visit one of the most famous museums in the world: the Uffizi. This place is home to the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, like Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonard da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and more. Many original world-famous paintings are found here – the kind you’ve grown up seeing in books, movies, pop culture, etc. It’s no wonder Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance! You’ll see further evidence at the Renaissance square of Santa Maria Novella. Nearby is an antique pharmacy, and a church which was founded by Dominican monks in 1221.Read More ...