closeFlorence is a relatively compact historic city situated along the borders of the Arno river in the middle of the Tuscan hills. During the Renaissance period, when the city was at the height of its powers, talented artists such as Brunelleschi and Michelangelo left their mark with magnificent buildings and artwork.
The city boasts a large number of museums and impressive landmarks such as the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio.
Random Florence Highlights
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence
One of Florence's most beautiful squares is flanked by several arcaded porticoes. Europe's oldest orphanage can be found here, as well as the richly decorated Annunziata church, which gave the square its name.
Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence
The arched gallery was built in the 14th century to protect dignitaries against the elements. Over time statues were added to the loggia, and today you'll find more than ten sculptures here.
San Marco, Florence
The convent of San Marco was built in the 1437-1443 for the Dominican order. Today it is home to the Museo di San Marco, where visitors can see mostly 15th century paintings and frescoes.
Bargello, Florence
The Palazzo del Bargello was built in the 13th century to house the city's leading magistrate. Today it is home to a museum boasting a large collection of Florentine renaissance artwork.

Random Florence Tours & Activities
Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour, Florence
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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