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.
Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence
Members of the wealthy and powerful Medici family were buried here, in the richly decorated chapels of the family's parish church. The basilica also houses the renowned Laurentian Library.
Duomo di Firenze, Florence
The Duomo di Firenze or Florence Cathedral was built in the early 15th century as the largest cathedral in the world. Today its majestic dome still dominates the historic center of Florence.
Piazza della Repubblica, Florence
Shortly after the creation of the Kingdom of Italy, projects were started to modernize the city of Florence. One such project was the creation of this spacious square, developed at the site of the city's old market.

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