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.
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.
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.
Santa Croce, Florence
Santa Croce is known as the 'Pantheon of Florence'. Many illustrious Italians, including Michelangelo, Galileo and Rossini lie buried here in monumental tombs.

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