Florence is one of the most famous art cities in Italy. Since ancient times it has been a centre of culture, trade and arts and boasts an inestimable heritage of historical and scientific memories that make it a diffused museum.
The cradle of the Renaissance has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, even today, is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The heart of the city is Piazza della Signoria, the square overlooking Palazzo Vecchio, today the town hall, and nearby is the famous Uffizi Gallery. From Palazzo Vecchio, the Vasari Corridor, built by Giorgio Vasari, allowed the Grand Dukes to move without danger from their residence (Palazzo Pitti) to the government building (Palazzo Vecchio). Today it can be visited with organized tours but it is possible to observe it from below while reaching Ponte Vecchio; the most famous bridge in Florence, with its characteristic jewellery shops that overlook the bridge.
The Accademia Gallery, which preserves Michelangelo's famous David, the Bargello, Palazzo Pitti with its eight museums and, of course, the Uffizi Gallery are only the best known, but countless are the historical museums that collect priceless works.
In the city there are the Medici chapels, the historical theaters like that of the Pergola, the Boboli Gardens and many churches such as Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce. There are many artists who have contributed to make this city unique, among the most famous Brunelleschi, Buontalenti, Giambologna and Leon Battista Alberti.
Even today Florence is an important center of culture, thanks to the various university centers and an important center of art thanks to the famous Academy of Fine Arts, as well as a tourist center with its shopping streets, boutiques, historic cafés and markets. Every year it welcomes many tourists who fall in love with this city.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Stay up to date on our latest exclusive promotions!