The beautiful city of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
Florence is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its artistic, historic and cultural heritage and impact in the world remains vast up to this day. The city has also a major European impact in music, architecture, education, cuisine, fashion, philosophy, science and religion. The historic centre of Florence contains numerous elegant squares (piazzas), Renaissance palaces (palazzi), academies, parks, gardens, churches, monasteries, museums, art galleries and ateliers.
Florence is definitely one of the most desirable destinations for tourists in the world and we are sure you will enjoy all that the city has to offer.
What to see in florence
There is a lot of activities and sites to experience in Florence. The below selection is a representation of some activities suggested by the travelsite www.visitflorence.com.
More useful links about Florence:
http://www.visitflorence.com/ | www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/florence | www.italyguides.it/us/florence/florence_italy.htm
A list of exhibits currently going on in Florence, with details on opening hours, ticket costs and general description of the exhibits.Read full article "Exhibits in Florence"
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's top art museums - it houses some of the most important works of the Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Lots of sculptures too. Read full article "Uffizi Gallery"
Uffizi Guided Tour
The Uffizi Gallery is Italy's most visited museum. Avoid long lines and enjoy your visit to the Uffizi in the company of a tour guide that will explain and place into the context the beauty and wonder of the masterpieces in the Uffizi. Read full article "Uffizi Tours"
||The Duomo, Florence's Cathedral |
The famous cathedral dome dominates the skyline of Florence, with its eight white ribs against a background of terracotta tiles. Close up it is so huge as to be quite overwhelming. Read full article "Duomo"
||Accademia Gallery |
The Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, easily the most famous sculpture in the world. Once inside, you'll also see Michelangelo's unfinished and powerful Prisoners, along with a few works by Perugino, Giambologna, and Botticelli. Read full article "Accademia Gallery"
||Piazza della Signoria|
Standing in the Piazza della Signoria with the shadow of the forbidding Palazzo Vecchio, it is impossible to escape the sense of Florence’s past political might. Read full article "Piazza della Signoria