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DAY 1:

On the first day of the Florence route in two days, we recommend going first to Piazza del Duomo, the most tourist place in the city and therefore the first one filled with organized groups as the day progresses.

Between 8 and 10 in the morning you can take pictures with less people of its three wonders of white and green marble: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Battistero di San Giovanni and the Campanile de Giotto.

At 8:15 opens the Campanile de Giotto, where after climbing up to 85 meters you will have the best views of the historic center of Florence.

At this time also opens the Battistero di San Giovanni, with beautiful mosaics inside, although its most prominent part are the incredible Gate of Paradise of Ghiberti located in one of the entrances.

At 8:30 you have to be prepared to climb the incredible dome of Brunelleschi, from which you also get magnificent views of the city. At 10 o'clock the Cathedral of Florence opens with an impressive interior in which you cannot miss the painted scenes of the final judgment inside the dome.

After finishing the visit or in the afternoon of this first day in Florence, you can stroll through the adjacent narrow streets of Piazza del Duomo, this area of ​​the historic center is one of the most beautiful in Florence where coffee shops and stores are concentrated handmade, to alternate with the most cultural visits.

From Piazza del Duomo, you can go down Via Roma to reach Piazza della Repubblica, the largest square in Florence and the former headquarters of the Roman Forum. It is a good place to go out for dinner or have a drink in one of its many terraces.

Following the street you will reach the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo also known for the Porcellino loggia for its famous sculpture of a bronze wild boar, which says that if you touch its snout, you will surely return to Florence.

Very close to the Loggia is another of the most essential places to visit in Florence, Piazza della Signoria. This square full of sculptures, fountains and historical buildings is a true open-air museum. In the square stands the Logia dei Langi in which you can see the magnificent statue of Perseus with the head of Medusa, the huge fountain of Neptune and the marble sculptures of Hercules and Caco and the copy of David by Michelangelo, the original is found in the Accademia Gallery.

To finish the Piazza della Signoria, you can not miss the Palazzo Vecchio, with its impressive Cinquecento Hall.

At this time it is time to make a stop to eat on the route through Florence in 2 days. We recommend a place very close to Piazza della Signoria called La Prosciuteria, where for less than 10 euros, drinks included, you can enjoy a delicious cheese and sausage board.

And how could it be otherwise in Italy, after having a good espresso you can visit the Uffizi Gallery, the most famous museum in Florence, with one of the most important art collections in the world, among which are Leonardo's works da Vinci and Michelangelo.

The museum tour can take you between one hour and two hours, so to avoid long queues in the queues and better understand the works of the museum it is advisable to book a guided tour or take a quick entry ticket, especially if You have little time.

After the visit to the museum you have very close to another of the best things to do in Florence, which is to cross the emblematic Ponte Vecchio. This medieval bridge full of jewelers and located above the Arno River, is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world and a symbol in the city.

To finish the afternoon and having to visit Florence in two days, we recommend going up to the best viewpoint of Florence to see the sunset: Piazzale Michelangelo.

You can get on the bus or on foot in about 20 minutes. A good option, once you reach the viewpoint, is to climb a little higher, to the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, from where you will have incredible views of the city.

When it starts to get dark and if you don't feel like walking, you can go down by bus to the center to have a steak alla fiorentina, one of the star dishes of the Florentine cuisine, in the I'Tuscani 2 restaurant or a pizza in I ' Pizzacchiere, if you walk down from Piazzale Michelangelo. Both are located among the best restaurants to eat in Florence.

And if you still have the strength you can always do a route at night in Florence, to see the most important places illuminated such as Piazza del Duomo or Ponte Vecchio, among others.

DAY 2:

On the second day of the Florence route in two days you will start the morning first thing visiting the Church of Santa María Novella, with a spectacular marble facade and beautiful frescoes inside, which opens at 9.

After finishing the visit you can approach the Medici Chapel, which is next to the church of San Lorenzo and where you will find the crypt inside, with the spectacular tombs of this famous Florentine family.

The Chapel of the Princes and the New Sacristy, designed by Michelangelo are wonderful and one of the places that you can not miss in this chapel.

Strolling through the historic center you will reach the Accademia Gallery, the next stop on this route in Florence in two days. In this museum you will find one of Michelangelo's masterpieces and the most famous sculpture in the world, David.

Going down to the historic center you can make a stop at the House of Dante, author of the Divine Comedy, where you can see the outside of the house or enter its museum.

To end the morning visits you can walk to the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce with its famous church, where illustrious figures of history such as Michelangelo, Galileo Galiei and Machiavelli rest, in addition to the cenotaph of Dante Alighieri.

At lunchtime we advise you to go to Salumeria Verdi, near Piazza Santa Croce, to devour some delicious paninis with a good glass of wine.

After eating a good option is to cross the Ponte Vecchio and walk by Roman route to the Boboli Garden, one of the most relaxing places in Florence.

Located behind the huge Pitti Palace, this green area has several interesting points such as the Grotta Grande and the Grotto di Buontalenti, the Garden of the Knights and the walk along the Viottolone Avenue, full of cypresses and sculptures.

For the rest of the afternoon, we recommend strolling through the beautiful neighborhood of Oltrarno, entering the Basilica of Santa Maria del Santo Spirito and crossing the Santa Trinidad bridge, one of the most beautiful in Florence, with great views of Ponte Vecchio.

And to finish with a good taste this trip to Florence in 2 days we recommend going to dinner at the Central Market, full of fresh and high quality products, which we are sure, will put the icing on this incredible trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the world .



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