Visit Florence during the weekend

Even though the jewel of Renaissance has remained essentially what it was, much has changed since the days of the Medici. Florentines are the lucky ones having been born into a world of extraordinary timeless beauty, as this amazing place God created never ceases to impress.

Once you get into town, the glories of Florence burst into view. It might be difficult to visit Florence during the weekend, not only because the time is short but also because it is full with mesmerized tourists. However there are certain landmarks that you cannot possible miss, no matter what.

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore together with  the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile have been included in UNESCO World Heritage Site, being located in the historic centre of Florence and representing the top attractions for tourists coming to Florence. The Basilica is the cathedral church, built in the 13th century in a Gothic style by the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and then completed with the dome in the 15ht century. The extraordinary colors of the marble dressing the exterior of the basilica together with dimensions of this breathtaking construction has led to the fame of wonderful region. Therefore do not miss it, otherwise you may regret.

Basilica of Santa Croce

If you are in Piazza del Duomo , then move a few meters away and you will come across the Basilica of Santa Croce. It is the main Franciscan church in the city, representing the burial place of the Italian geniuses like Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini.

Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

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 Fifteen minutes walking from Piazza del Duomo, you will reach Pitti Palace, housing a large art museum, more precisely five art galleries and eight museums. Each painting, sculpture, piece of armor or furniture will not only impress you through the perfection of its creation but also with the amazing stories each one is accompanied by.

BoboliGardenon the other hand, right behind Pitti Palace represents an amazing collection of sculptures dating from the 16th till the 18th century, amazingly exhibited in the middle of nature. It reminds of the seat of the grand dukes of Tuscany at Florence, the Medici.

These are only a few of the many breathtaking places to see if you visit Florence during the weekend. However  also do not miss: Piazza della Signoria and Palazz Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Academia etc.

 

 

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