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Discover the outstanding wonders of Florence

“Go beyond glossy travel pictures and voyages to unveil the glories of your journey”
Olivia Anderson

Florence is an inspiring art destination that has flourished Tuscany with its fabulous landscapes, amazing artwork, architecture and its incredible charm. This small city on the banks of the Arno River in north-eastern Tuscany dazzle its region with manmade wonders that evokes the illustrious past, with monuments from the city’s golden age which are unmatched from the rest of the other European destinations. Florence still remains romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible to explore. The narrow-cobbled streets offer a cinematic feast of 15th – 16th century palazzi, medieval chapels, fresco decorated churches, marble basilicas and world class art museums are few of the marvellous attractions that will make your experiences memorable in a city like Florence. Need an inspiration to explore Florence? Take a look at our 7 top attractions in Florence that will guide you to discover this amazing city.

Florence must see wonders

Ponte Vecchio

Palazzo Pitti was built in the late 15th century, today the palace is home to many museums like the Palatine Gallery, Silver museum, MOMA, costume gallery, Boboli gardens and Porcelain museum that draw’s art-loving crowds from all over the world. The baroque masterpieces, Italian romanticism, modernist age paintings, and renaissance sculptures are must see collection for history buffs. Also, it’s a great place to admire the showcase of later Italian art works of 17th-century by famous artists like Titian, Raphael and Botticelli. Make sure to visit the ‘modern art’ floor, which will definitely touch your heart by beautiful paintings of Telemaco Signorini and Giovanni Fattori. There are many more surprises awaiting your presence in Palazzo Pitti. Take your time and spend hours wandering in the gardens and admire the art of sculpture and fountains which we will surely make you visit Palazzo Pitti again on your next trip to Florence.

Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Vecchio was built in the thirteenth century which stood for over seven centuries in the heart of the city as a symbol of civic power. Palazzo Vecchio offers roman ruins, a medieval fortress, amazing Renaissance chambers and paintings that had been indissolubly bound for centuries. Panelled ceilings and large wall frescoes, golden decorations and imposing sculptures will leave you admiring in marvel. The chambers are magnificently decorated by legendary artists namely Michelangelo, Giorgio Vasari and Donatello. In Palazzo Vecchio, you will also have a chance to visit Arnolfo’s tower, which is one of the most imposing medieval towers remaining in Florence. Climb 416 steps which will take you to the very top of the tower where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Florence and entire valley.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio was built in the thirteenth century, which stood for over seven centuries in the heart of the city as a symbol of civic power. Palazzo Vecchio offers roman ruins, a medieval fortress, amazing Renaissance chambers and paintings have been indissolubly bound for centuries. Panelled ceilings and large wall frescoes, golden decorations and imposing sculptures will leave you admiring in marvel. The chambers are magnificently decorated by artists namely Michelangelo, Giorgio Vasari and Donatello. In Palazzo Vecchio, you will also have a chance to visit Arnolfo’s tower, which is one of the most imposing medieval towers remaining in Florence. Climb 416 steps which will take you to the very top of the tower where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Florence and entire valley.

Michelangelo’s David

Michelangelo’s David is one of the most famous sculptures in the world as well as being one of the most representative works of the Italian Renaissance. Michelangelo’s David is currently located in the Accademia Gallery of Florence, it is a must-see thing which you cannot miss out on your visit to this wonderful city. Just be sure to contemplate Michelangelo’s iconic masterpiece from all angles cause David’s facial expression is set to slay the mighty giant Goliath. After admiring this imposing marble statue don’t forget to explore nearby attractions that preserved its interior works of this formidable artist. Especially, the Bargello Museum where are conserved sculptures that correspond to the beginning of Michelangelo as sculptor.

Vasarian Corridor

The Vasari Corridor is a long, raised passageway built in 1564 by Giorgio Vasari, the passageway connects Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria to Palazzo Pitti on the other side of the Arno river. It passes through and along some of Florence’s most important landmarks, over the Ponte Vecchio and ends up in the Boboli Gardens. A palace both sides of the Arnor river was not enough for Medici. To avoid rain they built a covered walkway linking the two in 1564. It’s an amazing chance to get glimpse of the De Medici Heritage and elegance. It is a spectacular experience to all kind of travellers in these corridors filled with some of Florence’s best art.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Florence is a city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientists and an enthralling history of discovery and power that has filled novels and movie theatres. Piazzale Michelangelo being located on a hill on the Southbank of the Arno river and named after one of the most important Florentine artists of the Renaissance: Michelangelo Buonarroti.  The Piazzale Michelangelo is an excellent spot to have a panoramic view of the Florence overlooking the city.  The Piazzale Michelangelo was restructured in 2016, to emphasize the simple beauty of its spaces and give guests an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful setting above Florence.

Brunelleschi’s Dome

Brunelleschi’s Dome is one of the greatest architectural achievements of all time. It makes the city’s skyline one-of-a-kind. The Brunelleschi’s Dome was built by Brunelleschi in 1434.There are stairs scaling the curve of the inner dome which is rewarded with an unforgettable 360 panoramic view of the city.  The site also boasts about the Royal Apartments, set up with 16th century furnishings, the treasury of the grand dukes, previously known as the Silver Museum, home to a collection of gold and silver jewelleries, the Porcelain Museum and Boboli Gardens.

There are many things you should see in Florence which you won’t be able to see them all in a short getaway! So, pick and choose among these top 7 attractions to get the best out of Florence. Make sure to call Travel Center UK before you plan your trip to check out our exclusive offers to Florence, book ahead before those special offers expire. Inquiries about where to stay, what to see or how many days to stay in Florence? Post your questions and we will give you our ideas and suggestions!

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