Florence, elegance with no disharmony
For those who love art, history, or fabulous Tuscan food, Florence, Italy is a dream destination. The city dates back to 80 BC, and centuries later, Florence became the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
. Florence is now the capital of Tuscany and the home to a treasure trove of art and architecture of unimaginable beauty.
It is easy to imagine life during the Middle Ages in Florence. So much of the city’s early architecture is preserved and available for free public viewing. While wandering through the city be sure to make time to view a few of Florence’s famous Piazzas.
• Piazza della Signoria
- One of the city’s most popular attractions, the Piazza della Signoria was the center of political activity because the buildings which surround it housed various branches of government.
• Piazza della Repubblica
- This piazza is steeped in history and was formerly the site of a Roman Forum. Now it is rimmed with charming restaurants and is a delightful place to relax and watch street performers.
As one might expect, the city that was once home to Leonardo da Vinci
and Michelangelo Buonarroti
has an abundance of museums. Lovers of art and history should be sure to visit as many museums as possible during a visit to Florence.
• Gallerie degli Uffizi
(Uffizi Galleries)- This world-famous museum houses a priceless collection of some of the most prominent works of art in the world.
• The Galleria del l'Academia
- A museum with in a museum, Academia’s crowning jewel is Michelangelo’s, David. Must see landmarks in Florence
• Ponte Vecchio
• Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
• Piazzale Michelangelo
• Florence Cathedral
• Mercato Nuovo
• Campanile di Giotto
• Giardino Boboli
With so much stunning beauty and history to enjoy, a trip to Florence will transport you to another place and another time; and you will leave with memories that last forever.
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