Top Landmarks in Florence

 

Have you ever asked an Italian which is the most beautiful city in their country? Most of them will provide you with the same answer:  the amazingly, one and only Florence (Firenze in Italian). And why would that be? The answer is quite simple: its history.Florencehas been the most important city in Europe for around 250 years, representing the birthplace of a very strong and enriching period, the Renaissance.

Nowadays the city has obviously preserved the traces of this amazing past; therefore people from all over the world come here to discover a part of their history. If you are one of them, then let’s find out more about the Top Landmarks in Florence.

Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio

If you are wondering which is the heart of the historic centre of Florencethen the correct answer is Piazza della Signoria. It contains an open air sculpture exhibit, among which important pieces of art, such as a copy of Michelangelo’s David. This place has been the political centre of the city since the middle ages and still preserves the reputation of being its political hub.

Only a few meters away you will come across the impressive 14th century Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of the city. This Romanesque, crenellated fortress-palace is considered one of the most beautiful and important town halls inTuscany. It bore different names in time, according to the varied use of the palace during the history, acquiring its present denomination once with the change of Medici duke’s residence across the Arno River, to the Palazzo Pitti.

Some other important buildings and museums that can be visited in the area are: Tribunale della Mercanzia (Tribunal of Merchendise), Palazzo Uguccioni, Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali and wonderful statues.

Il Duomo

Just like any other important Italian city,Florencemakes no exception when it comes to having a place the locals call Il Duomo or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. It represents the icon of the city and one of the most important symbols of the Renaissance. The cathedral complex is made up of Piazza del Duomo, the Baptisery and Giotto’s Campanile and has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

Galleria degli Uffizi

You cannot possibly leave Florenc e without having visited one of the most important museums on the world for Italian art, hosting a rich artistic heritage, including Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael and many others. A visit to this place is one of the greatest pleasures for art lovers, so do not miss it!

Top Landmarks in Florence ends here in the hope that these places are only the beginning of an amazing discovery of the city.

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