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1. Galleria dell’Accademia

Galleria dell’Accademia

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The Galleria dell'Accademia is a historic art museum on Via Ricasoli in Florence. The Galleria is home to Michelangelo's David, one of the most remarkable artworks from the Renaissance period. It showcases the works from Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Alessandro Allori and Orcagna.

2. The Ufizzi Gallery

The Ufizzi Gallery
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The Ufizzi Gallery holds great works of art from various artists from the Italian Renaissance. It is located in the Historic centre of Florence, close to Piazza Della Signoria. The gates to this place are made of bronze and are called The Gates of Paradise. The artistic entrance is something worthy of watching!

3. Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio is a medieval aged arch-shaped stone bridge over river Arno that connects north part of the city to the south. This bridge forming a connection between Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti,dates back to the 12th century. It is known for its unique stonework.

4. The Duomo

The Duomo
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Located at Duomo Square in the Historic centre of Florence, the Dome was designed during Renaissance by Filippo Brunelleschi. The church features stained glass windows with ornate green, white and red marble facade and a collection of paintings from the Renaissance.

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5. Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale

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from city center
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The Central Market, or the Mercato Centrale, is a grocery and food place in San Lorenzo, Florence. This iron and glass building encloses a fresh fruit and vegetable market on the ground floor; the upper floors have food stalls offering delectable meals from different cuisines and drinks with live music.

6. Campanile di Giotto

Campanile di Giotto

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The Campanile di Giotto is the belltower of the Florence Cathedral located in Piazza del Duomo. It is 84m tall and is considered Italy's most beautiful tower, contrived of colourful green, red and white marble. The tower has 414 steps, which are worth the beautiful vistas of the city, from above.

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7. Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo
3.8 /5

1 km
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With a replica of David made in bronze at the centre of the square, Piazzale Michelangelo is a place which gives a birds-eye view of the entire city of Florence. It is a square which is situated on one of the hills in the Oltrarno. The best time is to visit during the evening to visit one of the world's most beautiful sunsets.

8. Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria

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The Piazza della Signoria is a public square located between the Arno river and the Piazza del Duomo. This a popular meeting place for the locals, but flocked by tourists as well. The Piazza extends its ground to some significant structures and monuments. Uffizi gallery is right next to the Piazza and Ponte Vecchio is visible from here.

9. Basilica San Miniato al Monte

Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte is situated on a hill outside Florence near the Piazzale Michelangelo. The church has a brilliant Romanesque interior. Arriving here at the hilltop, you will be welcomed by scenic views of the city below.

10. The Basilica of Santa Croce

The Basilica of Santa Croce
3.8 /5

1 km
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The Basilica of Santa Croce is the place where Michelengelo, Galileo, Machiavelli are buried. The entry to this place is supposed to inspire the structure of Statue of Liberty. It is located about 800 metres to south-east of the Duomo.

11. Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens

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The Boboli Gardens is an Italian Renaissance Garden and open-air museum behind the massive Pitti Palace in Florence. Spanning an area of 45,000 sq. km., it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2013. The sprawling green landscapes of this garden are sprinkled with sculptures, fountains and grottos.

12. Battistero di San Giovanni

Battistero di San Giovanni

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The Battistero di San Giovanni, or the Florence Baptistery, is a minor basilica located in the Piazza di San Giovanni in Florence. It is made from green and white marble. It has three doors, the most famous being the Gates of Paradise. These majestic bronze doors were sculpted by the talented Lorenzo Ghiberti and took 26 years to complete. Inside, there is only one room with a dome covered in an ornate golden mosaic. The sepulchre inside was designed by the great artist Donatello and his pupil Michelozzo.

13. Bardini Gardens

Bardini Gardens

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from city center
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The Bardini Gardens is an Italian Renaissance Garden, just like the Boboli Gardens, near the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Unlike the Boboli, this garden is much smaller but still has its charms. This garden is at an elevation, offering a splendid bird’s-eye view of the city. There are some sculptures, fountains, and a grand staircase amidst this green stretch.

14. Centro Storico

Centro Storico

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The Centro Storico, which translates to the historic centre, is a part of quartiere 1 of Florence. It consists of significant cultural symbols like the Duomo with its Renaissance-style red dome, the Uffizi and Bargello galleries, their Renaissance-era art pieces, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Santa Maria del Fiore. Apart from visiting these sites steeped in history, you can shop at some high-end or economic stores, eat at fancy restaurants or go dancing in clubs and bars to enjoy the nightlife of Florence!

15. Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo

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The Piazza del Duomo, or the Cathedral Square, is located in the historic centre of Florence. Monuments of great religious importance have been erected in this square over the years. These buildings include the Florence Cathedral, the Campanile di Giotto and the Battistero di San Giovanni. The square also houses the Ponte Vecchio. The impressive architecture of these skyline-dominating structures is a sight to behold. The piazza offers peace and a spiritual vibe.

16. Fontana del Porcellino

Fontana del Porcellino

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The Fontana del Porcellino, or the Il Porcellino, is a boar-shaped bronze fountain located in the Piazza del Mercato Nuovo in Florence. Compared to the rest of the boar, its snout is shiny and a little worn. This is because every day, visitors stroke its nose. According to legend, you will return to Florence if you do so. The complete ritual includes dropping a coin between its jaws, which should then fall inside the grating below while touching its nose. This is supposed to bring you good luck. Remember to slide the coin correctly into the grating on your first try itself; you only get one chance for good fortune!

17. Villa di Pratolino

Villa di Pratolino
4.2 /5

11 km
from city center
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A villa bought by Francesco I de' Medici for his wife.

18. The Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens

The Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens
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The Pitti Palace is a home to a number of musuems which treasures the history of this place. The Boboli Garden is popular as it has the enormous green area than any other monumental structure in Florence.

19. The Church of Santa Maria Novella and museum

The Church of Santa Maria Novella and museum
3.6 /5

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This is truly the best Tuscany architecture. It is also designed by Brunelleschi

20. The Medici Villa della Petraia

The Medici Villa della Petraia
3.6 /5

6 km
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Located in the small countryside of Castello, this place provides a panaromic view of the Renaissance city of Florence.

21. Cappelle Medicee

Cappelle Medicee

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The Cappelle Medicee or the Medici Chapels are located next to Florence's Basilica of San Lorenzo. This was the burial place of the wealthy Medici family, which has now been converted into a museum. Dazzling semiprecious stones are studded into the marble and granite interior. Some of Michelangelo's delicate sculptures are also placed inside.

22. St Mark's English Church

St Mark's English Church

99 km
from city center
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St. Mark’s English Church is an Anglican church on the Vi Maggio in Florence. The church is colourful and looks chic with its Renaissance Revival architecture. It is famous amongst tourists for its grand operas. The talented performers and their melodic voices under a warm yellow-lighted interior make for an intimate experience.

23. Fiesole Hills

Fiesole Hills

5 km
from city center
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Fiesole is a town located atop a hill, 9km to the Northeast of Florence. This is a nature escape shrouded by olive groves. There are many historical and architectural points of interest here, such as the Etruscan-Roman Archaeological area, the San Francesco Monastery, the Bandini Museum, etc. You will also find restaurants, cafes and bars here. In addition, this elevated region offers spectacular views of the city down below.

24. Museo Stibbert

Museo Stibbert

3 km
from city center
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The Museo Stibbert is a museum on Montughi hill on Via Frederick Stibbert in Florence. It contains over 36,000 artefacts between the 16th and 19th centuries. The walls of this house-turned-museum are adorned with many paintings, including still-lifes, portraits, and tapestries acquired by Frederick Stribbert, an art collector, in the 19th century.

25. Piazza Santo Spirito

Piazza Santo Spirito

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The Piazza Santo Spirito is a lively square with restaurants and cafes in Oltrarno in Florence. This place has a pleasant local vibe as many Florentines are relaxing on patios or enjoying a meal in a restaurant. It is a great place to visit and have some food and drinks in the evening. Inside a wooden crucifix carved by Michelangelo, you will also find the Basilica di Santo.

26. Biblioteca delle Oblate

Biblioteca delle Oblate

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The Biblioteca delle Oblate, or the Oblate Library of Florence, is located on Via dell'Oriuolo in Florence. It has an area of 10,000 sq. m. and two floors with sections for books, computers, displays, newspapers and a cafeteria on the top floor. The terrace where the cafe is offers an impressive view. You can come here for the quiet atmosphere and an excellent coffee or an aperitivo.

27. Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

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The Palazzo Vecchio is a significant palace and museum documenting Florence's rich history, located in Piazza Della Signoria, Florence. Art from the Renaissance period and historical pieces from the Roman era augment the cultural importance of this museum. Salone dei Cinquecento is the most famous room here. Known as 'the hall of five hundred', it is one of the largest rooms, and its interior is engraved with massive frescoes and gold adornments. You will find replicas of well-known sculptures like Michelangelo's David and Donatello's Judith, Holofernes, and other statues in the front yard. Dante Alighieri's famous Death Mask is also housed inside. In addition, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the palace's 95m-tall Alforno Tower.

28. Museo di San Marco

Museo di San Marco

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The Museo di San Marco is a museum located in Piazza San Marco in Florence. It is known for its fine architecture and impressive frescoes, the works of the talented painter and monk Fra Angelico. The museum makes for an excellent visit for those interested in Renaissance art.

29. Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Museo Nazionale del Bargello

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The Museo Nazionale del Bargello is a Renaissance art museum located on the Via del Proconsolo in Florence. The Bargello has a collection of spectacular sculptures and bronze works by exceptional talents like Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Andrea del Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Ghiberti. Among these, Donatello’s David and Michelangelo’s Bacchus stand out. There are weapons, armours, medals etc., on display here, too.

30. Museo Galileo

Museo Galileo

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The Museo Galileo is a science and history museum in the Piazza dei Giudici in Florence. The museum has a collection of significant scientific discoveries dedicated to the gifted Pisa-born scientist Galileo. The most well-known Galileo's telescope is present here, which he used to observe our planetary system in 1609. Another noteworthy instrument is Evangelista Toricelli's Mercury Barometer, designed by him in 1643.

31. Basilica di San Lorenzo

Basilica di San Lorenzo

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The Basilica di San Lorenzo is a church located in the Piazza di San Lorenzo in Florence. It is the oldest religious monument in Florence, dating back to 393 AD. The church is a collaborative effort of all the greats—the church’s main body and the Old Sacristy were designed by Brunelleschi, while the Laurentian Library and the New Sacristy design were the ingenuity of Michelangelo. Many other artists like Donatello, whose tomb lies here, Andrea Verrocchio, Agnolo Bronzino, and Filippo Lippi have also worked on the church. This makes it a must-see for history and art enthusiasts.

32. Corridoio Vasariano

Corridoio Vasariano

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The Corridoio Vasario, which translates to the Vasari Corridor, is an enclosed tunnel connecting the Palazzio Vecchio, with the Uffizi Gallery, to the Palazzio Pitti.The Corridor entrance is located on the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery. It is hung with 17th-century art pieces such as self-portraits of Andrea del Sarto, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Canova, acquired by the Medicis. The passage is 1 km long, and tiny windows offer a view of the roads and the Arno river underneath.

33. Forte di Belvedere

Forte di Belvedere

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The Forte di Belvedere is located on the highest hill, adjoining the Boboli Gardens, in the Quarter of San Niccolo, Florence. The fort’s name is quite literal; it is belvedere and offers breathtaking views, and is situated on higher ground. It hosts contemporary art exhibits throughout the year. Fun fact for pop culture fans—this is where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got married in 2014!

34. Piazza della Repubblica

Piazza della Repubblica

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The Piazza della Repubblica is a quadrangular area located in the centre of Florence. Hence, it is also called the navel of Firenze. The Colonna dell'Abbondanza, or the Column of Abundance, is the most well-known structure here. It represents the spot where the Roman chariots met—the intersection of cardus, the north-south oriented road, and decumanus maximi, the east-west oriented road. On top of this structure sits the Lady with the Cornucopia, a replica of the one created by Donatello, which was destroyed. The square has several excellent cafes and restaurants and is frequented by many street artists and performers.

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What are the top hotels in Florence?

There are 4650 Hotels in Florence which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Florence are Locazione turistica Corte, Locazione turistica Carraia, Locazione turistica Il Melo, Villa Ginestra, Rosati Holiday Rentals, Apartments Quiet In The City. You can see all the hotels in Florence here

What are the top activities in Florence?

The top activities in Florence are Guided Day Tour of Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Chianti (from Florence), Small Guided Tour with Fast Track Entry to Duomo and the Secret Terraces, Highlights of Tuscany with Lunch in a Chianti Vineyard, Best of Cinque Terre with Local Lunch, Tuscany Day Tour with Lunch from Florence, Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour with Fast Track Entry.

What are the top sightseeing places in Florence?

The top sightseeing places in Florence are The Ufizzi Gallery, The Duomo, Villa di Pratolino, The Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio.

How much does a package cost for Florence?

The packages for Florence start at INR 108422 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Florence?

The best way to get around Florence is by walking. The city is much smaller than you expect it to be, and you 'll be surprised at all the exploring you'll get done! If you would rather use public transport, get ATF passes which allows you to use their public transport, be it bus or metro, for a certain amount of time. You could buy tickets that are valid for only 90 minutes, or ones that are valid for a week. It is best to avoid cars and taxis. Opt for rented bicycles and scooters instead, and you'll be zipping around the city in no time!
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