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
Ponte Vecchio, Florence
The Ponte Vecchio is one of few remaining bridges with shops still built upon. The Medici family built a corridor on top of the houses to connect their main residence with the Uffizi across the river.
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.
Piazza della Signoria, Florence
Plenty of statues adorn Florence's most important square. Some of the city's most important attractions such as the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi border the pedestrianized square.
Mercato Nuovo, Florence
Mercato Nuovo is a covered market hall built in the 16th century where vendors once sold luxury items such as gold and silk. Nearby is the Fontana del Pocellino, a fountain with a 17th century statue of a swine.

Random Florence Tours & Activities
Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour, Florence
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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My Florence, Florence
  • Duration: 4 hours 27 minutes
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