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
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
The Galleria dell'Accademia is a museum with a collection of Renaissance sculptures, religious paintings and musical instruments. It is best known for Michelangelo's David, one of the world's most famous statues.
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.
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.
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.

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