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!
- 5 December 2013 Florence's Baptistery's Northern Doors are currently under restoration. Last March, as we reported here, the doors were taken off and transported to the laboratories of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure to initiate the restoration process.... 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.
Read full article "Uffizi Gallery"
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.
Accommodation in Florence
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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!
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The Residences Johanna & Johlea are a group of bed and breakfast in Florence that are part of the Antiche Dimore Fiorentine. All rooms are tastefully furnished with antiques and precious fabrics. Some have poster beds, perfect for romantic holidays in Florence. Have a look at the residences!
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.
Read full article "Inferno"
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.
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June in Florence means Calcio Storico Fiorentino! If you're here in June, enjoy the special experience of seeing this centuries old game still being played in Florence - soccer, rugby and wrestling all in one!
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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.