Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture.
One of the most famous places is Piazza del Duomo, the heart of Florence, where the magnificent is located Duomo, or Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with the famous Brunelleschi’s dome, the Baptistery with the stupendous Porta del Paradiso by Ghiberti and the Giotto’s Bell Tower, from which you can enjoy an incredible view of the city.
Ponte Vecchio is the most beautiful bridge in Florence and one of the most photographed in the world, it is connected to Palazzo Pitti through the Vasari corridor that starts from Palazzo Vecchio, passing through the Uffizi Gallery, then over the shops of Ponte Vecchio and then continuing up to Palazzo Pitti.
Crossing the Ponte Vecchio, while admiring the spectacular showcases of jewelers, there are several museums, including the Palatine Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Boboli Gardens, an open-air museum that houses ancient species of holm oaks, sculptures and fountains .
Piazza della Signoria, center of the social, civil and political life of all the citizens of Florence, houses Palazzo Vecchio, the current seat of the town municipality and civic museum, and the copy of Michelangelo’s David, the original is located in the Accademia Gallery. To the right of Palazzo Vecchio you can admire the fascinating Loggia dei Lanzi, where some famous statues are placed, such as Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus.
A few steps from Palazzo Vecchio you will find the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most visited and well-known Italian museums, known for its vast collection of Renaissance works, such as The Birth of Venus by Botticelli and the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci. If you want to enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the city, go to Piazzale Michelangelo, located on the first hill after the Oltrarno.
Florence, the Tuscan capital and cradle of the Renaissance, contains such a wealth of masterpieces that it is difficult to separate the city from its works.