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
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Florence's city hall was built in the early 14th century as the Palazzo del Popolo (People's Palace). Behind the fortress-like exterior are sumptuously decorated rooms.
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.
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.
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.

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