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
Mercato Centrale, Florence
Mercato Centrale is a covered market hall, designed in the 19th century as a modern glass and iron structure. In this market hall you can find local specialties such as Florentine tripe.
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.
Uffizi, Florence
The Uffizi was built in the 16th century for the government's administration. Today it houses the city's most popular museum which boasts an impressive collection of Renaissance art.
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.

Random Florence Tours & Activities
Tuscan Cooking Class with Lunch, Florence
  • Average Rating:2.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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