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Attractions in Florence

There are plenty of sites to see and places to visit on your vacation in Florence. Below you’ll find information on the most interesting tourist attractions and must-see destinations in Florence and the surrounding area.

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Piazza Santa Croce MAP
Piazza Santa Croce is one of Florence’s main squares, taking its name from the Basilica of Santa Croce which overlooks the square. The Basilica is one of the world’s biggest Franciscan churches, notable for its sixteen chapels decorated with frescoes...MORE INFO
Piazza del Duomo MAP
Giotto’s Campanile is part of the complex of buildings making up the Cathedral. The tower is a fine example of Gothic architecture, designed by Giotto in rich sculptured marble decoration. The campanile has seven bells including the Camanone, which is...MORE INFO
Ponte Vecchio MAP
The Ponte Vecchio, Firenze is the oldest bridge in Florence, and was until 1218 the only bridge across the Arno. In 1345 the bridge was rebuilt after flooding – and since has managed to withstand both the Germans and another flood in 1966. The bridge...MORE INFO
Piazza San Lorenzo MAP
The Basilica of San Lorenzo was the parish church of the Medici family, and the church most associated with Michelangelo. He famously provided the sculptures for the tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano Medici. San Lorenzo was rebuilt in 1419 and in 1460 bronze...MORE INFO
Piazza Strozzi MAP
Work on the Pallazzo Strozzi began in 1489 by Benedetto da Maiano, for his employer Filippo Strozzi the Elder, a rival of the Medici’s. He wanted a building to outdo his competitor, and it managed to do so, remaining in the Stozzi family until 1937,...MORE INFO
Piazza del Duomo MAP
The Florence Baptisery is octagonal in shape and stands across both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza di San Giovanni. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city, built between 1059 and 1128, and is a classic example of Florentine Romanesque architecture....MORE INFO
Piazza della Signoria MAP
The Piazza della Signoria has been the hub of Florence’s political life since the 14th century. The return of the Medicis and the Bonfire of the Vanities took place – where Savonarola was burned at the stake after being denounced as a heretic. Statues...MORE INFO
Piazza dei Giudici 1 MAP
The Galileo Museum is situated around the corner from the Uffizi Gallery, and is packed with fascinating scientific instruments from the Renaissance period. The museum is home to Galileo’s handmade telescopes, with which he discovered the moons of Jupiter,...MORE INFO
Piazza della Signora 5 MAP
Palazzo Vecchio or ‘old palace’ features a 311 foot high bell tower and fortress like ramifications which illustrate its defensive past. Completed in 1302 by Arnolfo di Camio, the building originally acted as town hall. A highlight is the Sala delle...MORE INFO
Piazza San Marco MAP
The Basilica and Museum of San Marco houses many important works, including ‘The Annunciation of the Virgin’ by Fra Angelico (1440). The Basilica was founded in the 13th century by the Silvestrine order of monks, and later boasted Savonarola as it’s...MORE INFO

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