Capital of Tuscany, Florence is one of the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. This city is classified world heritage of UNESCO and was the Italian capital for 5 years (1865-1870). There is a lot to discover in Florence, and there are important things you should not miss! If you are planning a trip in Florence and you don’t know exactly what to do. We propose you below the best things to do in Florence. For a complete view of the city during your stay you should optimize your time and select the best things to do before you leave. We help you to discover the city. This article, 6 things to do in Florence, will help you! Here are some tips & addresses to enjoy your stay.
Things to do in Florence: our tips to find the best activites
We have picked below the places you should not miss in Florence:
Located piazza del Duomo in the historic center of Florence. It is attached to the Giotto’s bell tower. Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral was built in the thirteenth century. The architect Filippo Brunelleschi designed the largest dome with over 45 meter in diameter inside the cupola. Santa Maria del Fiore is the fifth largest church in Europe. It takes its name from the Florence emblem is a lily. Inside you can admire artwork of Michelangelo, Donatello or Ghiberti.
Galleria dell’Accademia of Florence: the priority of our things to do in Amsterdam
If you go to Florence, you need to go see the David of Michelangelo. You will find it in the Galleria dell’Accademia of Florence. In this place, you will find other masterpieces by Michelangelo. But also other artists. In this place, you will find other masterpieces by Michelangelo, but also other artists. Among them, Jacopo del Casentino, Taddeo Gaddi and Niccolò di Pietro Gerini in the Sala di Giotto e della sua scuola. Or Orcagna, Nardo di Cione and Jacopo di Cione in the Sala di Giovanni da Milano.
It crosses the Arno River. The Ponte Vecchio (“old bridge” in Italian) is the bridge oldest (XIV century) in the city. This is one of the tourist symbol of Florence. On the bridge you will find a shopping arcade, a center of the jewelry and luxury silversmith of the city and Italy. You have to spend during your stay in Florence. We advise to you to go on the Santa Trinita Bridge to admire the Ponte Vecchio.
Fontana del Porcellino
This fountain is well known in Florence but also worldwide. Originally it is a copy of a marble statue representing a Saglier, Pope Pius IV offered to Cosimo II de Medici in 1560. Today, it is the object of superstition. Tourists put a coin in the mouth of the boar that their good luck and to ensure their return to Florence, rubbing the snout of the boar.
Basilica San Miniato al Monte: the favorite of our things to do in Florence
Located in the Oltrarno, the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte was built in the honor of the first martyr of the city, St. Miniatus. This Romanesque church overlooking the city of Florence. In front of this edifice, is the Piazzale Michelangelo, it offers a panoramic view of the city. You can take beautiful photos to remember your trip.
Piazza della Republica
This is one of the largest squares of Florence located in place of the ghetto. On this square are the Mercato Vecchio, the Loggia del Pesce and the ghetto of Florence. You will find lots of cafes. We recommend you, the coffee Giubbe of Rosse. Who was the historic meeting place of writers and famous artists.
Galleria degli Uffizi: the blow of heart of our things to do in Florence
This is a Florentine palace houses the Uffizi museum one of the oldest artistic heritage and the most famous in the world. It opened to the public in 1765, this museum more than 8000 m2, has one of the finest collection in the world of Italian paintings and works of all the great European masters. You can especially admired The Birth of Venus by Botticelli.
We hope you will enjoy your stay. Don’t hestitate to share your best things to do in Florence when you come back.
If you want to pursue your trip in Italy, read also our best things to do in Milan.