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What to Do and What to See in Florence

Florence is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.

Firenze Panorama

Florence is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. In addition to its relatively mild climate and its charming location amidst the surrounding hills, Florence is a favourite destination for tourists from all around the world for its valuable cultural treasure.

Centre of culture since the middle ages, Florence is the place where the Renaissance movement was born and has always been one of the favorite cities by numerous artists and intellectuals of this country. This enabled Florence to host numerous priceless works, works that continue to give luster to the city.

Galleria degli Uffizi is the most important renaissance musem of the world, with paintings, sculptures and artworks from Michelangelo, Raffaello, Leonardo Da Vinci. If you love art, buy tickets for Uffizi soon as you can, and maybe book them weeks before: this is the most visited museum of Italy.

Galleria dell’Accademia is another important museum of Florence, renowned for theMichelangelo’s David and other paintings and sculptuer from 13th to 16th century.

Florence main square is Piazza Santa Croce, where you’ll find an astonishing church called, in fact, Santa Croce. Ponte Vecchio is a bridge built in 1345 over the Arno river and it’s a quite charming place where to go for a romantic walk, just as the Boboli Garden, a beautiful park with beaituful fountains.

In order to take a perfect travel in Florence don’t miss San Lorenzo, an area where you’ll find souvenirs and handicraft. Art, culture, shopping and luxury, this is what you’ll see in Florence in an amazing atmosphere.

Things to see are infinite, from Ponte Vecchio bridge, the symbol of the city, crossing the Arno river, and especially in the evening, when lit, it offers a certainly fascinating view of the city.

Florence, Ponte Vecchio

Also not to be missed is the Duomo, whose white and green facade, characterizes it and makes it recognizable at first glance, ad don’t forget to visit Brunelleschi’s dome and the Basilica of Santa Croce, where the tomb of Michelangelo lies undisturbed.

Duomo Florence

There are different museums and exhibitions full of precious works of historical artists of this country. The Uffizi Gallery, which hosts beautiful and breathtaking art of Raphael, Caravaggio, Cimabue and Giotto, just to name a few. Another place not to miss is the Galleria dell’Accademia, where you’ll find the impressive and deeply moving David of Donatello.

In addition to art, Florence is also famous for its good food – how can we forget the famous fiorentina steak – and for its streets dedicated to shopping and fashion.

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Autore: Teresa

My travel passion began when I was a child, pretty much newborn! I've never been stopped in just one place for a long time, a bit for work and a bit for my restless character. Every occasion is good to visit new places and have new experiences (especially culinary delights). Today, my new passion is to talk about travel experiences and recommend what I think is an absolute "must seen" and "must eaten" around the world. See you around!

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