Top Tourist Attractions in Florence

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Florence is the capital of the Tuscany area in Italy and an effectively valued town for its high concentration of Renaissance art and architecture. In middle ages times Florence was a crucial and affluent center for trade and commerce. Due to these conditions later the city brought to life the Italian Renaissance movement. Looking like a huge outdoor art museum, the city of Florence attracts millions of tourists every year.

5. Palazzo Vecchio

One of the most essential buildings in Florence is Palazzo Vecchio, a huge palace that supervises the Piazza de la Signoria Piazza de la Signoria Built in the 12th century, Pallazo Vecchio was the palace of the effective Medici family and the host of the governing bodies for six centuries. Given that 1872 a part was changed into a gallery while the rest serves as the city city center. This wonderful palace has various artifacts and artwork that consist of works of art, stunning frescoes, elaborate carvings, painted ceilings and tapestries that show historic and Scriptural occasions.

4. Piazza della Signoria.

Serving over the centuries as a crucial center for politics and as a location where important historic occasions occurred Piazza della Signoria is a beautiful square and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Florence. Here you can go to places like: Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Museum, Palazzo Uguccioni, Loggia de Langi and Ponte Vecchio Bridge. In this square there are also many statuaries such as Michelangelo’s Statue of David, the Fountain of Neptune, Hercules and Cacus and Perseus with the Head of Medusa.

3. Uffizi Gallery

Considered today to be among the greatest galleries worldwide the Uffizi Gallery is located off the Piazza della Signoria. This previous palace was built in 1560 in order to work as home for the city magistrates. After the Medici dynasty relinquished its power, the palace was transformed in an art gallery where to display the city’s outstanding collection of Renaissance treasures. The Uffizi Gallery are opened to the public since 1765. If you visit this gallery you will see hundreds of art works by masters like Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Titian.

2. Ponte Vecchio

It stretches over the River Arno and is among Florence’s oldest and most photographed bridges. Known for its 3 segmented arches, the bridge was built by the Etruscans and then restore in the 14th century. Ponte Vecchio’s a lot of excellent function is its line of luxury precious jewelry stores flanking along each of its edges. Many travelers come below to store and to take photographs. During the night you can see a fantastic view when the lights of the bridge mirror in the water.

1. Santa Maria del Fiore

Dominating the panoramic view of Florence is the Santa Maria del Fiore, the commonly called the Dome Cathedral (Duomo). Understood today as the biggest building with a dome, this impressive cathedral was built 600 years earlier and it has an unique architectural design. From its lovely Gothic facade of red, green and white marble to its elaborate interior of stained-glass windows, mosaics, frescoes and bronze statues, this masterpiece likewise includes the impressive structures of the Baptistery and Giotto’s belfry. A reach the top will reward vacationers with awesome views of Florence and its surroundings.

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