florence
Florence
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.
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence
The Palazzo Medici Riccardi is a palace built in the fifteenth century as the main residence of the powerful Medici family. It has a magnificent interior decorated with vibrant frescoes and large tapestries.
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.
Santa Maria Novella, Florence
The Church of Santa Maria Novella was built between 1279 and 1470 at the site of an even older church. Santa Maria Novella is famous for its magnificent fresco decorations.




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