Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and Italian art, is one of the world’s most-visited cities, with the beauty of its streets and piazzas and the many wonders it offers its visitors.
Its historic centre and its layout faithfully reflect the city’s history: the statues, churches, noble monuments, ancient shops, an atmosphere that is truly unique, which every year attracts millions of visitors from around the world.
Here in these few online pages you’ll find some useful suggestions on what to visit in Florence and the surrounding area.
But without a doubt you’ll be able to find the most magical places all by yourself: just let yourself be guided by your intuition, and stroll freely around the city.
Duomo of FlorenceDiscover more
Into the history of the Cathedral or Duomo of Florence have gone six centuries of work. The original project was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century while the cupola, that is a symbol of Tuscany, was created by Filippo Brunelleschi, a renowned artist of the Renaissance period. The facade however, that completed this magnificent work...
Piazza della SignoriaDiscover more
Piazza della Signoria has been the centre of Florentine politics since early in the republic's history. It was in 1268 when the Guelph party, once again gained control and decided to take down the houses of their Florentine rivals the Ghibelline. Upon the ruins of the 36 houses that were demolished, this famous “L” shape square became history...
Church of Saints Michele and GaetanoDiscover more
On the Piazza Antinori, there is one of the most important examples of the Baroque style in Florence: the Church of Saints Michele and Gaetano. The origins of this church date back to the eleventh century, but the original building was radically changed around 1600. It was given in 1592 to the Theatine order, who obtained funding from the noble families...
Basilica of San LorenzoDiscover more
Piazza San Lorenzo is a picturesque and popular square with a tipical market. It’s dominated by the Church of San Lorenzo, the oldest church in the city consecrated by St. Ambrose in 393. It was then rebuilt along Romanesque lines in 1000. The present building dates to 1421 and was designed and built by Brunelleschi, but was finished by Antonio Manetti...
Palazzo StrozziDiscover more
Symbols of Renaissance architecture, Palazzo Strozzi was ideated by Filippo Strozzi, who charged Benedetto da Maiano for its construction. In the original planning, it was a family residence that would be the envy of the Florentine nobility. Its construction began in 1489 and was directed by Simone del Pollaiuolo, but the works were interrupted in 1538...