Florence has always been one of the most loved and visited cities in the world, full of museums, open-air monuments, squares, churches, bridges and its beautiful Florentine views. Also famous for the good food and for its rolling hills.
The historic center of Florence is unique in the world inscribed on the UNESCO list as a World Heritage Site, most of the places of tourist interest are located in a limited traffic area, and the ideal place to move comfortably and quickly through the streets of Florence is the bike.
We give you some tips on what you can’t miss in Florence.
- The Duomo and the Piazza
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore known more commonly as Duomo is one of the most visited sites in the world, in size is the fourth largest Christian church and the main Florentine church symbol of the city. Do not miss a visit to Brunelleschi’s dome, a masterpiece of engineering.
Piazza del Duomo is the center of the city where you can admire the main monuments of the historic center, in the square there are the main religious festivals, such as the Explosion of the Cart that is celebrated at Easter.
- Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria is the center of political power and one of the most famous squares in Florence, where you can admire many monuments and statues in the open air such as the Loggia dei Lanzi, the Marzocco, Michelangelo’s David (now replaced by a copy), the Fountain of Neptune (also called the Biancone by the Florentines) but the central element of the square is the fourteenth-century Palazzo Vecchio seat of the City, characterized by a tower 94 meters high and inside the building the famous Salone dei Cinquecento where you can admire the monumental frescoes and the wonderful coffered ceiling.
- Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous bridges in the world and the oldest bridge in Florence that crosses the river Arno, above the bridge there is the famous and evocative Vasari Corridor that connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti passing through the Uffizzi.
The Uffizzi is one of the most famous museums in the world. The museum houses a collection of priceless Renaissance works of art, such as the birth of Venus and Botticelli’s Primavera, the Doni Tondo and Medusa’s head.
- Giardino di Boboli
Behind Palazzo Pitti is the wonderful Boboli Gardens, one of the most important examples of Italian gardens of the sixteenth century and a real outdoor museum full of sculptures and fountains.
- Santa Croce
The Basilica of Santa Croce is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Inside there are countless tombs including the tomb of Michelangelo, Macchiavelli and Galileo Galilei. Among the many works contained it is possible to admire the Crucifix by Donatello. Another architectural masterpiece to visit is undoubtedly the Pazzi Chapel, a work by Brunelleschi, a jewel of Renaissance architecture.
- Santo Spirito
The Basilica di Santo Spirito is one of the most evocative places in Florence, located in the San Frediano district named by Lonely Planet one of the "coolest" districtin the world, characterized by artisan shops and trendy and trendy clubs.
- Galleria dell'Accademia
The Accademia Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world, the gallery houses Michelangelo’s David one of the most representative works of the Italian Renaissance, among other masterpieces you can admire the collection of models and plaster casts by Lorenzo Bartolini, one of the statues more among the many pictorial masterpieces and sculptures.
- Piazzale Michelangelo
From Piazzale Michelangelo you can admire the most famous panorama of Florence that can take your breath away, easily reachable also by bike for its gentle climb of 3 km. To facilitate the trip to the square we recommend bike with speed.
- Parco delle Cascine
The Parco delle Cascine, commonly known as the Cascine, is the largest green space in Florence, a stone’s throw from the centre: it is the park of the Florentines who, since they were babies, learned to ride a bicycle , The park extends for 160 hectares in which there are several itineraries suitable for various types of bicycles; from classic bikes and children’s bikes up to city bikes and mtb ideal to reach the Renai Park on the path along the course of the Arno.
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