Cities of Italy: Florence

The capital of Tuscany and the former capital of the Italian Republic, Florence (Firenze, Florentia or Fiorenza) is located in the upper course of the Arno River between the Hills of the Sense-Talk area. This ancient city (founded in 59 g. to N. NS. Julia Caesar) imagined the enormous number of historical monuments, turning into one-day open-air museum in 1982 to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • View of the Arno River and Florence
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Square in front of the Cathedral of Santa Croce
  • View of the Palazzo Vecchio
  • Participants of the Florentine New Year parade

Attractions Florence

The most famous monuments of the city include Palazzo-Vecchio ("Old palace", Or Palace Signoria, 1299-1314.), building Gallery UFFA, square Piazza della-Signoria, Observation deck on Square Michelangelo, Palaces Bargello, Pitty (1458-1539., The most grandiose palace of the city with adjacent Gardens Boboli), Rchelllai, Stroy and Medici Riccardi.

  • View of Duomo, Campanil and Baptistery from Michelangelo Square
  • Palazzo Strozzy
  • Cathedral Duomo
  • Cities of Italy Florence
  • Piazza della-Signoria
  • Palazzo Bargegello

Be sure to visit Ponte Vecchio ("Old Most", XIV B.) with his famous Corridoro Vasariano (Specially built for the Medici Dynasty a secret passage over the stores of the bridge, connecting Palazzo-Vecchio, the Gallery of the Uffizi and Pitti Palace), Square Piazza-della-Republik, Piazza-della Santissima Annunciat and Piazza-della Libert, bridge Ponte Santa Trinit (1567-1569., The oldest arched bridge in the world), the fountain "Neptune" (1565 G.) Piazza-della Signoria, Tropical Garden of the Institute of Agronomy, Botanical Garden Jardino Delle-Iris (Iris flower – Florence symbol from 1251 g.) And Tower Bargello.

  • Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Piazza-della-Republik
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • The fountain "Neptune"
  • Entrance to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral
  • Baptistery San Giovanni
  • Patti Palace and Egyptian Obelisk in Boboli Gardens

Almost every quarter of the city has its own church, and almost every of them represents a huge artistic value. The best samples of the religious architecture of Florence include Gothic Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral (1296-1466.), Bell tower Jotto (XIV B.), Basiliki San Lorenzo (Capella Medici, 1393-1419., Here are the tombs of the members of the Clan Medici), Santa Croce (XIII-XIV BB., Here is famous "Pantheon Florence" – The graves of the most famous citizens of the city, including Michelangelo, Makiavelli, Galilee, Rossini, Dante and others), Santa Maria Novella (1246-1360.) and Della Santissima-Annzate (1250-1520.), churches Orsanmikele (1337-1404.) and Santo Spirito (XV-XVI centuries.), Cathedral and Monastery San Marco And Baptistery San Giovanni ("Gate of Paradise", The former defensive tower of the Roman period, rebuilt in IV-V BB. N. NS.) with gold-plated bronze gate.

  • Cathedral of Santa Croce
  • Ponte Alla Carraya
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Santa Maria Novella (view from the station)

Museums of Florence

In Florence a huge number of museums. Gallery Uffizi On Senoria Square – not only one of the oldest museums of Italy (1560 g.), but also the most complete and significant assembly of Italian painting in the world. Museum San Marco posted in the building of the ancient Dominican Monastery (XIV in.) and famous frescoes and paintings of the great Dominicans Fra Beato Angeliko (1395-1455.) and Fra Bartolomeo, as well as cues Savonarola. Interesting also: Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery Pitty in royal apartments, Palatian gallery, Gallery of contemporary art, Museum of silver, Museum of Kareet, Dante Aligiery Dress House, National Museum Bargegello, Archaeological Museum In the Palace of Cherchette with an extensive assembly of ancient art, Museum of Medici in the Palace of Medici Ricardi (XV in.), Museum of Zoology and Natural History of La Spectacle near Pitty Palace as well Museum of Opera del Duomo and National Museum of Palazzo-Bargello.

  • Ponte Santa Trinit Bridge
  • Gallery Uffizi
  • Domestic courtyard of the Medici Museum
  • Fragment of the exposition of the National Museum of Florence

And this is only a small part of the attractions of Florence! The city is so rich in historical monuments, works of culture and art that some tourists, the first time that fell here, test the so-called "Standal syndrome", When abundance "Beauty" leads to dizziness, reinforced heartbeat and even faint. In any case, to see at least part of the unique heritage of the city, you need to spend months here and even years.

  • Cemetery with San Miniato al-Monte
  • Piazza San Giovanni
  • Castiglion Fiorentino – Ancient Medieval Tower
  • Baptistery opposite the Cathedral
  • Palace Pitty
  • David Michelangelo before entering Palazzo Vecchio
  • Panorama of Florence

Tourist map in Florence

Florence offers guests a tourist map Firenze Card (www.Firenzecard.IT), which is a single entrance ticket to more than 60 major museums, villas, churches and historical gardens of the city. Free on the map Visit each of the museums can only once. Also, the owner of the card receives unlimited free travel on urban public transport (ATAF buses&Linea and trams) and use of urban Firenze WiFi. Card worth 72 euros operates 72 hours and avoids queues in ticket office. It is individual and cannot be transmitted to another person. Museum workers may ask the owner of the tourist map to present a document certifying. In case of damage, it can be replaced if its shelf life has not expired. You can purchase a map on the Internet or in numerous souvenir shops.

Reviews and studies of trips


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Once again about Florence

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Cathedral of Florence in detail

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