Florence, the capital of the Italian province of Tuscany, is among famous destinations in the world. The special value of this city’s rich legacy from the Renaissance period. Florence will look best if you climb to the unusually high dome of the Duomo. In Florence are amazingly roofs of red tile, the Palace of the hourglass, churches, squares and bridges that are true master pieces. The city is a treasure trove of art treasures collected by the powerful Medici family who is remembered for having loved art and artists and invested great wealth by encouraging them to give the maximum. Medici is criticized that lived wanton, not caring about fate of the common men. However, without Florence would not be what it is.
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Florence full of interesting sites and is one of the cities with the most interesting places to visit. We have selected something that you should not miss during his stay in this city.
Florence Cathedral –Duomo:
The full name of Santa Maria del Fiore, a true Renaissance masterpiece, and best known for its magnificent dome, designed by Brunelleschi. Inspired by the Roman Pantheon, he wanted something to do in Florence, and in the execution of the works themselves incorporated as four million bricks and dome at that time became the largest in the world!
Is located in the Palazzo degli Uffizi, one of the oldest and most famous museums in the world. The construction started in 1560, as the building in which the judges had their offices (Italia Ufficio), whence comes the current name, and it was completed 21 years later.
Who would want to see some of the many attractions, the recommendations are certainly the church of San Lorenzo (ticket three euros), Santa Croce (ticket five euros) and Santa Maria Novella (ticket 3,50 euro).
Is a renaissance palace on the southside of the river Arno. It originates from the 15th century, when it was the home of a wealthy banker Pittija to a hundred years later bought the Medici family and turned in one of his residences. In the 16th century, the space is doubled, builds up the already mentioned “Vasari Corridor”, was purchased and land on the hill Boboli near the palace, in order to build a garden, known today as the Boboli Gardens, which boasts a number of trees, sculptures and fountains.
Piazza Della Signoria:
Is the main political center of the former Florentine republic, and today one of the two most famous square in Florence, which is surrounded by attractions such as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Loggia dei Lanzi, where is located the statue of Perseus holding Medusa’s head in his hand, and several city palaces.
Ponte Vecchio or ‘Old Bridge’:
Is a medieval structure that connects the two banks of the river Arno. The present form dates from the 14th century, while the first written documents say about the bridge back in the 10th century.
It is interesting that in Florence in its golden age lived Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Rossini … Dante is his muse Beatrice met exactly in this city in Florence painted Giotto, Raphael, and Botticelli made “Birth of Venus”. Leonardo was born in the nearby town, and many do not know that Carlo Collodi “Pinocchio” wrote just in Florence.
For shopaholics, Florence is a true paradise. Shops dream are at par with those from Milan and Rome. There are shoes with handmade decorations. With shoes, ceramics, jewelry, olive oil and mandatory, wine, is what needs to take from Florence. Many do not know that the first wine in the world is made just in this city.