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
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.
San Miniato al Monte, Florence
San Miniato al Monte is a medieval church located on a hill in Florence. The church was built in the 11th-13th century on top of the grave of the Christian martyr Saint Minias, who was buried here in 250 A.D.
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.
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.

Random Florence Tours & Activities
Skip the line: Accademia Gallery tour, Florence
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