10 Best Attractions in Florence
1. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)
Duomo of Florence is indeed an important attractions in Florence. It is also one of the biggest Cathedrals in the world. It has a huge iconic dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. This colorful cathedral is in fact a grand landmark in the city and its history.
2. Piazzale Michelangelo
It’s a popular hotspot uphill, which also gives a city-wide view from the top. Climb up the stairs from Piazza Giuseppe Poggi across the river, or take a bus. There is also a replica of Michelangelo’s David in bronze at the center.
3. Galleria dell’Accademia (David)
It’s certainly is a popular destination for visitors because of Michelangelo’s David. There are many other amazing works of art and sculpture are here as well. Check for tickets and free museum days
4. Ponte Vecchio
Old bridge or Ponte Vecchio was first known arched bridge. It is on the Arno River. Once it was the only bridge on the river. Its rebuilt in 1345 after destroyed in floods a few times before. Ponte Vecchio has shops lined up on it as original and makes it unique. It one of the best attractions in Florence
5. Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi Gallery)
The Uffizi Gallery or Galleria degli Uffizi is an art museum. Its close Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. It has a vast collection of ancient art and sculptures. The 16th-century building is decorated with masterpieces of several artists, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raffaello. Tickets are 20 Euros and 12 euros in winter months.
6. Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria
Palazzo Vecchio or Old Palace is a Townhall building of Florence. It is in front of Piazza della Signoria. While there are many sculptures, replica of Michelangelo’s David is in front of the building. ‘Piazza della Signoria’ is one of the most important historic squares of the city. There is a Fontana del Nettuno in the middle.
7. Basilica di Santa Croce
Basilica di Santa Croce is a Franciscan church. It is also popular for being a burial place of some of the famous people. Michelangelo, Rossini and also Galileo Galilei is also buried here.
8. Basilica di San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo church surely is one of the largest and oldest churches in Florence. Located close to the San Lorenzo market and Medici Palace. Since it has unfinished look and huge size, it is not difficult to identify. Entry is free for residents and children.
9. Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Next to Basilica another important attraction is the ‘Medici Palace’. Also known as The Palazzo Medici Riccardi. It is the famous Renaissance house of Medici family. Palace has its history from 1444 to early 20th century. When the Province of Florence took it and restored it as original and with the museum.
10. Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens
Palazzo Pitti is indeed one of the biggest palaces in Florence. On the other side of the river and downhill along with Boboli gardens. It was built for the Pitti family. It has museums and gallery, also a huge Piazza Pitti in front and massive lush green Boboli gardens at the back.