The striking skyline of Florence keeps people staring. Staring at what, you ask? Well the Duomo is a magnificent sight: up close and from afar. Paired with the Campanile di Giotto towering over the city as a decorative giant. Many museums consume the whole of Florence. The most famous one is the Uffizi Gallery where millions upon millions walk its halls gazing at the most gorgeous pieces from the famous Florentines and the like. The Bargello was once the home of the chief of police then it was turned into a prison for many years and finally as it stands now a unique museum with fantastically sculpted sculptures.
Moving to a place where I like to call my base. Piazza della Signoria. It is home to the powerful Palazzo Vecchio and the mystical Loggia dei Lanzi. The famous preacher Savonarola was burned at the stake in the middle of this piazza after he went against the rule of the Medici. The fake David is located at the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio. But in order to see the true and spectacle one, visit the Galleria dell'Accademia. What have I missed? Of course you must visit the Ponte Vecchio. Where it is now lined with gold and silver jewelry shops. Very expensive shops but it is always great to take a peak.
From the Ponte Vecchio you can see the popular photo op vista, Piazzale Michelangelo. This is a great place to take you token shot of Florence where you can capture the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo in one shot. You'll want to check out the reasons why Florence draws travelers and it is important to hit the signature places first. These are the spots refrigerator magnets were made for.
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo
The Duomo was completed by Brunelleschi with the thought to upstage Siena and Pisa's Duomos... read more
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Off Piazza della Signoria
The works of Giotto, Da Vinci, Lippi and Botticelli and are among the famous painters you will view... read more
Piazza de' Pitti 1
The residence of Cosimo de'Medici's wife Elenora...
Via del Proconsolo 3
Via Dante Alighieri and Via del Proconsolo
A Benedictine Abbey where Dante grew up across from... read more