About Florence

Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation .” Another architectural highlight is the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval stone-arch pedestrian bridge that’s packed with jewelry stores. Near the bridge, on the south bank of the Arno River, is massive Palazzo Pitti, once home to the powerful Medici family, showing works by such renowned artists as Raphael and Titian. On the north bank, the Piazza del Signoria is one the city’s most visited squares thanks to the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and the much-photographed statue “Perseus with the Head of Medusa” by Cellini.
Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is the cathedral of Florence. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink, bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris. The cathedral complex, in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a major tourist attraction of Tuscany.
Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany. It is one of the most important Italian museums and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio is also known as the Old Bridge is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence. There have been shops on Ponte Vecchio since the 13th century and the present tenants are jewellers, art dealers, and souvenir sellers. It is also possible to admire the bridge from underneath in theatre presentations, the occasional concert, and boat rides.
Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence and overlooks the Piazza della Signoria, which holds a copy of Michelangelo's David statue, and the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi. Palazzo Vecchio offers Roman ruins, a Medieval fortress, and amazing Renaissance chambers and paintings. Palazzo Vecchio is home to the Museo dei Ragazzi and here we also find the offices of the Town Hall and the Cinquecento Hall which currently retains its original use, here are held special audiences and events.
Santa Croce

The Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories.
Galleria dell'Accademia

The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze or Gallery of the Academy of Florence is an art museum in Florence. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the 13th century to 16th century, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance including works by Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, and Andrea del Sarto; and, from the High Renaissance, Giambologna's original full-size plaster modello for the Rape of the Sabine Women.
Giotto's Campanile

Giotto's Campanile is a free-standing campanile that is part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence. The tower is one of the showpieces of Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations, and its polychrome marble encrustations.
Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella is a church in Florence situated opposite, and lending its name to, the city's main railway station. It is the first great basilica in Florence and is the city's principal Dominican church. The church, the adjoining cloister, and the chapter house contain a multiplicity of art treasures and funerary monuments. Especially famous are frescoes by masters of Gothic and early Renaissance.

Bargello, also known as the Palazzo del Bargello, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, or Palazzo del Popolo, is a former barracks and prison, now an art museum, in Florence. The museum houses masterpieces by Michelangelo, such as his Bacchus, Pitti Tondo, Brutus, and David-Apollo. Its collection includes Donatello's David and St. George Tabernacle, Vincenzo Gemito's Pescatore, Jacopo Sansovino's Bacchus ,Giambologna's Architecture, and his Mercury and many works from the Della Robbia family.
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence is a museum containing many of the original works of art created for the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore the cathedral of Florence. Among the museum's holdings are Lorenzo Ghiberti's doors for the Baptistery of Florence Cathedral called the Gates of Paradise, the cantorias, or singing-galleries, designed for the cathedral by Luca della Robbia and Donatello, Donatello's Penitent Magdalene. The collection also includes The Deposition, a pietà sculpted by Michelangelo which he intended for his own tomb.
Best Time To Visit Florence

The best time to visit Florence is from May to September when the temperature is warm.

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