Best Things To Do And See While In Florence

Did You Know That Opera Was Invented In Florence ?

 
Did You Know That Opera Was Invented In Florence ?
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Florence with its white buildings capped with red roofs, renaissance architecture, museums and its winding streets is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For art lovers there is no better place to spend their holidays, than in Florence, the Tuscan capital city. It is nicknamed the Cradle Of Renaissance, Florence is one of the most enchanting, romantic and irresistible place to feed on world class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. The city is compact in size and packed with extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces in every corner and the whole city centre is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Being the birthplace of Renaissance there is plenty of things to do and see in Florence.

Duomo One Of The Famous Churches Of Italy

Climb the Duomo
Climb the Duomo

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The cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore also known as the Duomo serves as the city’s symbol and is the most recognizable building in Florence. The real highlight of this place is the view from the top where you get the most panoramic view of Florence and the iconic red roofs that cover the buildings.

Uffizi Gallery With Paintings By Michelangelo And Da Vinci

Many Renaissance masterpieces are housed
Many Renaissance masterpieces are housed

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The Uffizi holds the world’s most important Renaissance art, it is an experience to see these beautiful masterpieces in person. Thousands of people visit Florence just to see the famous pieces of historical artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto and Titian and many more.

Ponte Vecchio The Only Bridge Across The Arno

The iconic bridge
The iconic bridge

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The only bridge with all its colours and tiny apartments and shops built along is an iconic sight. During the World War 2 this was the only bridge across the Arno that the Germans did not destroy while fleeing. Walking along the bridge one can see it is still lined with shops selling gold and silver jewelry.

Boboli Gardens The Most Famous Italian Garden

The garden with ponds, statues and fountains
The garden with ponds, statues and fountains

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More than just a garden it is a place of historical importance for Florence. The garden spans 11 acres with fountains, ponds, statues, hidden mazes, rose gardens and an amphitheater. One can spend the whole day marveling at the stunning views of the gardens and rolling hills and smell the smell the scent of the citrus trees.

Food And Wine And Some Gelatos

Pizzas, pastas and so many things to eat
Pizzas, pastas and so many things to eat

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You cannot leave Florence without eating all the handmade pasta, pizza, bread, pastries, wine and gelato. Each dish is unique in taste because of the traditional method of cooking with the local ingredients and the wines of this place is remarkable. Florence is famous for its gelato and grab a cone or a cup of your favourite flavor while strolling around the cobblestone streets.

This Tuscan town has something for everyone!