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Starting from Brunelleschi's Dome to the terracotta vase, here we will explain which Florence icons is worth visiting and why.

 

01 cupola del Duomo
 
Brunelleschi’s Dome
 
 

It is one of the most famous monument in the world and it can be admired from every part of the city. Its incredible structure makes it an extraordinary architectural element even today. It can be visited by going inside and going up on the top, where the lantern is located.

      
02 palazzo vecchio  
Palazzo Vecchio
 

It has been the town hall of Florence since the age of communes; it is a medieval building which was enriched and extended over the centuries. Even today, it combines political, administrative, management offices, the museum, as well as apartments, halls and structures which is worth to be visited.

      
03 ponte vecchio  
Ponte Vecchio
 

It is the bridge of jewellers, which has escaped the destruction caused by war, major 1966 and other floods of the Arno river. It is very much photographed, typically, surmounted by the Vasari Corridor.

     
04 david  
The David
 

Sculpted by Michelangelo in 1504, this marble young man is one of the most popular statues. Preserved in a large hall at the Accademia Gallery, it is present in the city in two places – a marble copy in the Signoria square, a bronze copy at Michelangelo square.

     
05 venere  
Botticelli’s Venus
 
It is maybe the most widely known painting of the Uffizi Gallery, together with the Spring, painted by the same artist, Sandro Botticelli, who was a Florentine, Renaissance artist. The young woman who comes out of the sea foam is irresistible.
     
06 lorenzo dei medici  
The Medici Family
 

 

Florence is the way it is, only because of them. It was a family of merchants and bankers who have played the indispensable role as patrons of art. Their rise started at the Medici Palace, then they moved into the most sumptuous Pitti Palace.

     
07 santa croce  
Santa Croce
 
 

It is a large Gothic church, founded by the Franciscans. It dominates the square with its massive structure. Inside the church you can find a real chest of treasures, including frescoes and graves of all the most prestigious Italians who where well known in the fields of art, literature, science. Foscolo, Stendhal, de Chirico are only some of those who were fascinated by it.

     
08 giardino di boboli  
The Boboli Gardens
 
 
The magnificent garden of the Medici royal palace of Palazzo Pitti is an open-air museum, full of statues, fountains, centuries-old trees, collections of rare plants.
     
09 le colline  
The hills
 
 

Florence would not exist without the hills surrounding it. Suitable for walking through green paths, they surround the city and are dotted with villas and vegetation.

     
10 fiesole  
Fiesole
 
 

Situated on one of the hills, this Etruscan city is far older than Florence. Museums, archaeological area, churches, villas and spectacular views: a mixture of landscape and Tuscan artistic heritage.

     
12 villa la petraia  
The Medici Villas
 
 

Besides the palaces, Florence hosts the villas where the Medici family spent their holidays, organized hunting trips, met poets and artists. Those villas recently become part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

     
13 cianti  
Chianti
 
 

Between Florence and Siena, between vineyards and olive trees, the world’s most famous countryside produces one of the most famous wines in the world.

     
11 a cotto  
Terracotta
 
 

The world’s most famous terracotta is the terracotta of Impruneta, a little town situated in south of Florence. The process of working in terracotta is absolutely amazing, because skilled artisans create with their own bare hands and do the baking in designated furnaces.

Published: 13/11/2014

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