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!
- 6 June 2013 Want to see something truly special during your time in Florence, that you will never get the chance to see again? Then head to the church of Santa Croce! The main altar has been under restoration by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure with... Continue reading blog post
What to See in Florence
Read full article "Museum Bookings"
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
Go to our Florence lodging guide
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 at Florence Accommodation!
Go to the list of all Florence hotels
Check out Booking.com to find the perfect hotel for your vacation in Florence. It is easy to compare rates, view services offered, read guest reviews and book online at the best Internet rates, guaranteed!
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 "Calcio Storico Fiorentino"
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!
Read full article "Main Florence Events"
The major annual events in Florence, from January to December. Check what major event might be occurring during your visit to Florence.