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  • 1

    Il Duomo of Florence

    148 reviews

    Wow! Incredible! I just could not get enough! So beautiful! I think this might be my new favorite building. So impressive!

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  • 2

    Ponte Vecchio

    124 reviews

    This bridge is so beautiful and I love the history behind it. I loved taking photos from different angles. Easy to get to while in Florence.

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  • 3

    Uffizi Gallery

    91 reviews

    If you're a fan of Renaissance art, this is THE place to see all the big names. There are some great highlights here but they all are within the first few rooms. The rest of the museum is quite large but unless you're a dedicated art historian, it was difficult to keep interest. It also gets quite hot in the ...

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  • 4

    Historic Center of Florence

    65 reviews

    For most people Florence is about Museums, Bridges and a magnificent Duomo. For me this city is all about the incredible architecture! Every building seems to be interesting and uniquely beautiful! It is an absolute MUST if you are considering a visit to Italy!

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  • 5

    Accademia Gallery

    68 reviews

    The Accademia Gallery is a testament to Michelangelos greatness. You will see his paintings, and of course his sculptures. Michelangelos sculpture of David, sculpted at the turn of the 16th century, is on display at this gallery.

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    Piazzale Michelangelo

    65 reviews

    Piazzale Michelangelo, which is the piazza located just under San Miniato Church, is famous in Florence for as a fantastic viewing point and romantic spot to meet. It hold one of the three David replicas in the city and is also host to a number of classy bars and nightclubs with a view. A popular activity in the summer months ...

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  • 7

    Palazzo Vecchio

    45 reviews

    Nice museum set inside Florence's townhall. Be sure to visit the tower for stunning views of the city and Duomo.

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  • 8

    Piazza della Signoria

    37 reviews

    The Piazza della Signoria is virtually an open air museum of statues of past Florentine luminaries, including the equestrian statue of Cosimo I, the Medici that started it all.

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  • 9

    Arno River

    42 reviews

    Lovely river running through Florence. Perfect place for a sunset stroll. The architecture and views of the Ponte Vecchio are stunning.

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  • 10

    Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

    31 reviews

    Lovely little church and plaza with a charming evening food market. Food quality isn't great but a nice place to grab a local glass of wine, sit, and people watch.

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  • 11

    Piazza Santa Croce

    30 reviews

    Very beautifull square full of young people in the night. Nearby there are good restaurants and pubs dicos etc

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  • 12

    Boboli Gardens

    30 reviews

    Beautifully maintained gardens, with pathways weaving throughout them, and hidden little fountains, and stone carvings strewn about.

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  • 13

    Campanile di Giotto

    24 reviews

    314 steps to the top and well worth the climb - just be sure to bring some water and take a break when you reach the landings!

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  • 14

    Piazza Del Duomo

    20 reviews

    Beautiful plaza surrounded by mind bending architectural wonders.

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  • 15

    Pitti Palace

    21 reviews

    The Palatine Gallery (over 400 Renaissance paintings) and a gallery of modern art can be found at the Palazzo Pitti. The highlight for me was Raphael's Ezekiel's Vision, a work inspired by Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling.

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  • 16

    Loggia dei Lanzi

    17 reviews

    Wonderful piazza and statues to admire in Florence. As this is next to the Uffizi and the Pallazzo Vecchio, it can be extremely crowded but there is something archetypally renaissance and Italian when you stand here looking at these astounding statues, the replica of David and watched the Florentine crowds...

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  • 17

    Galileo Science Museum

    18 reviews

    Galileo's telescope and experiments (and finger!) on display. A historic building next to the Uffizi and Piazza Signoria where one can discover the history of science from the first believes to Galileo's "modern" theories.

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  • 18

    St. John's Baptistery

    15 reviews

    Although the entire baptistry is remarkable, I was stuck in the famous doors created by Ghiberti. They are an incredible work of art. For the fascinating back story on the doors, pick up a copy of Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King before visiting. Better than a guide book!

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  • 19

    Bargello Museum

    13 reviews

    NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much bigger than WALKING distance which has no compulsory itinerary

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  • 20

    Medici Chapels Museum

    11 reviews

    The Medici chapel was stunning, for both its marble interiors and marble statues. Both the Chapel of the Princes and the New Sacristy are worth a look, particularly for the impressive Michelangelo statues in the New Sacristy.

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