Piazza del Duomo is located in the historic center and stands out for hosting three of the best places to visit in Florence: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Battistero di San Giovanni and the Campanile de Giotto, all built of white and green marble .
On the river Arno stands one of the most beautiful medieval bridges in the world, the Ponte Vecchio. Its hanging houses on the sides, which have become jewelers and other luxury stores, today, are part of its great attraction.
This was one of the few bridges that were not destroyed during World War II and through which the famous Vasarian corridor crosses, a passage used by the Medicis to go from the Vecchio Palace to the Pitti Palace, without having to go outside.Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria, next to the Duomo, is the most famous square in Florence and one of the main places to visit in Florence. Its buildings, monuments and sculptures make it a true open-air museum. Its most prominent places are the Palazzo Vecchio with its impressive Cinquecento Hall, the Lodge dei Langi in which the Perseus stands out with the head of Medusa, the marble sculptures of Hercules and Caco and especially that of Michelangelo's David, the Original is in the Accademia Gallery, and the impressive Fountain of Neptune.
The Uffizi Gallery contains one of the most important art collections in the world. Built initially as a palace for the Medici, it has become a museum with great works of art by Leonardo da Vinci and other great Italian artists. Some of the most prominent are Bacchus of Caravaggio, The Birth of Venus de Botticelli, Tondo Doni or Sagrada Familia by Michelangelo, The Annunciation of Leonardo da Vinci, The Venus of Urbino de Titian and La Virgen del Jilguero de Rafael, among many others .
Located behind the Pitti Palace, it is the perfect place to walk, relax and disconnect from the city. In this Renaissance garden you will find from an amphitheater to caves, fountains and sculptures, among many other places of interest.
The Grotta Grande and Grotto di Buontalenti caves are wonderful, although you can also enjoy the beautiful Garden of the Knights, the Kaffeehaus and tour the Viottolone, an avenue full of statues and cypresses to the Isolotto, which we are sure, you will love .Piazza and Santa Croce Church
Visiting the Piazza Santa Croce and its church, located in the historic center is another of the essential places to visit in Florence. Piazza Santa Croce of rectangular shape, surrounded by large palaces and with a statue of Dante Alighieri, stands out for its great atmosphere and for being one of the most visited places in the city.
The Church of Santa Croce, headquarters of the Franciscans, is known as the Pantheon of Italian glories and houses the tombs of illustrious characters such as Michelangelo, Galileo Galiei, Machiavelli or Lorenzo Ghiberti, in addition to the cenotaph of Dante Alighieri.Church of Santa María Novella
Near the train station we find one of the most important and beautiful churches to see in Florence, the Church of Santa María Novella. With a beautiful facade of white and green marble, it is the headquarters of the Dominicans of the city. In its interior in the form of a Latin cross you can find great works of art such as the fresco of La Trinidad La Trinidad, the Crucifix of Brunelleschi in the Gondi chapel and the Nativity of Mary in the frescoes of the Tornabuoni chapel.
Climbing at sunset on foot from the center or by bus to Piazzale Michelangelo is one of the best things to see and do in Florence. From this square you will have the best panoramic views of Florence, in addition to being able to enjoy a unique and somewhat remote atmosphere from the city center.
The square was built as a tribute to the great artist Michelangelo and in the center there are copies of David and the four statues of Michelangelo that are in the Medici Chapel. If you climb a little more, you will reach the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, also with good views of the city.Academy Gallery
In the Accademia Gallery you will find the most famous sculpture in the world, the David, Michelangelo's masterpiece that shows, in white marble, David before the fight with Goliath.
In addition to works by other authors, it is also curious to see several unfinished works by Michelangelo, such as the 4 prisoners.Chapel of the Medici
The Medici Chapel is part of the San Lorenzo complex, which also includes the basilica and is our last recommendation of the 10 places to visit in Florence. Although it does not stand out for its exterior, its interior will leave you speechless, especially when you enter the Chapel of the Prince, an octagonal room of marble and semiprecious stones that is the crypt in which some of the greats of the Medici family rest, the Florence's most powerful family for many years.