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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, Italy.

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Leonardo's “Adoration of the Magi” Returns to the Uffizi

After 6 years of restoration at the world-famous workshop Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Leonardo da Vinci's Adoration of the Magi is making its return to the Uffizi Gallery next week! This is the perfect occasion to showcase the master's...

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The Magnificent Uffizi Gallery

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.

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Accommodation in Florence

When it comes to finding where to stay in Florence, you'll have lots of choices - from luxury hotels to family-run bed and breakfasts to self-catering apartments and independent villa rentals. What is best for your holidays? Take a look at our recommendations & reviews for an idea!

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Museum of Opera del Duomo

There is something very pleasing about the idea of visiting the maintenance section of the huge artistic undertaking that the cathedral complex represents.

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Bed and Breakfasts in Florence

If you want to come and experience life as a Florentine (at least in part), the best way is to stay at a B&B where the owner will welcome you into their home. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while chatting about your plans for the day, getting tips on their favorite places to eat at and any information you might need about museum hours or more. Enjoy a great stay marked by the warm hospitality of "locals" who love sharing their own love for Florence with their guests!

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Book Museum Tickets in Florence

Florence attracts millions of visitors every year, and you'll often have to stand in line for hours before entering the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia. Don't waste time: book your tickets in advance!

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Following Michelangelo's Footsteps

Curious to know more about the man who was almost entirely responsible for changing the world's idea of beauty?  Then follow this exciting itinerary between the museums and churches of Florence where you can find Michelangelo and some of his most famous pieces of artwork.

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Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens

The Pitti Palace houses important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain, silver and period costumes. The rooms contain works by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and many others. The beautiful Boboli Gardens, grand example of Italian Renaissance gardens, are on the hill behind the palace.

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Events in March & the Arrival of Spring

Spring is getting closer and Florence and its province are getting ready to welcome one of the most beautiful periods of the year. Here is our roundup of some of the main events taking place this March in Florence and surroundings.

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