Florence, Italy: cradle of the Renaissance
Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the "newest" area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.
Florence and its magnificent treasures await your visit!
Photos of Florence
- 17 April 2014 Easter is this weekend, are you ready to see the Scoppio del Carro in Florence? The weekend will be a busy one for Florence and seeing the various posts on our forum and comments asking what is open or closed over the long weekend (as Easter... Continue reading blog post
What to See in Florence
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Florence attracts millions of visitors every year. Often you have to stand in line for hours before entering the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia. It's better to book your tickets in advance.
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One of the world's top art museums, the Uffizi Gallery houses some of the most important works of the Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo and a large collection of Greek and Roman sculptures.
Accommodation in Florence
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Here are some tips and suggestions about Florence and the areas where you can stay at during your visit to this beautiful Renaissance city: center, city and surroundings.
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A more comprehensive guide to accommodation in Florence put together by our Discover Tuscany Team! The site reviews a large number of properties which can be easily found by type or location within the city or in the outskirts. If you can't find what you're looking for here, you'll probably find it on FlorenceAccommodation.com!
Studying in Florence
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The best place to study fashion design? Italy! The best place to study fashion marketing in Italy? At Polimoda which offers both undergraduate and Masters programs in Florence which include internships at top Italian fashion houses to prepare you to enter the world of fashion.
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Dan Brown's latest bestseller, "Inferno", brings Professor Langdon to Florence and, in a mad dash across the city, visits some of the top monuments in the city. Our itinerary - with many photographs - accompanies you as you read the novel, or in preparation of a future trip, on the steps of the professor and the main sights in beautiful Florence.
Read full article "Scoppio del Carro"
The Explosion of the Cart, or Scoppio del Carro, takes place every Easter Sunday, a special celebration taking place in Florence for over 350 years. A historical parade accompanies the procession starting at 10am to Piazza del Duomo, where the Cart explodes shortly after 11am.
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The major annual events in Florence, from January to December. Check what major event might be occurring during your visit to Florence.