The 10 most visited monuments in Florence

The Duomo or the Cathedral of Florence is the symbol of the city, and itself a fantastic work of art. It combines Romanesque and Gothic Styles, capped by the famous dome which is pure Renaissance.

The Cupola of the Cathedral is decorated with the most spectacular fresco artwork of Vasari and Zuccari. Visitors gape at The Last Judgement which is under the dome; and the artwork of Dante before the city of Florence.

Together with other Piazza sights, you can end up spending a day here. Where can I get the best views? Is the climb up to the dome worth it?More Details>
This is by far the most picturesque bridge in Florence, across the Arno. Originally built to connect Palazzo Pitti and The Uffizi Gallery, it housed butcher shops which were replaced by jewelers to enhance the prestige of the bridge.

You can get unique views of the city from the bridge. It is also a popular place to shop for a souvenir, gold jewelry or something to remember Florence by. Couples find the bridge romantic in the evenings, for a passeggiata, or stroll.

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A Basilica which is both beautiful and with a rich history, the 14th century decoration, frescoes and stained glass windows are well-preserved and breathtaking.

The nave of The Basilica of Santa Croce is the largest Franciscan church in the world which houses tombs of some of the most famous talented Italians who ever lived. Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and Machiavelli are buried here, amongst others.More Details>
The Campanile designed by Giotto is a stunning piece of architecture situated in the UNESCO Heritage square which houses the Duomo and the Baptistery. It is hard to miss.

The decorative hexagonal panels tell the story of the concept of the order of the Universe and the Redemption of Mankind - these are depicted in the reliefs. You can climb the 414 steps to the top if you feel fit enough.

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If you would like an idea of how the other half lived come to the Pitti Palace. There are so many museums housed in the Palazzo that you will be spoiled for choice.

The ceiling artwork in the Palatine Gallery and the well tended and ornamental Boboli Gardens are beautiful, the exterior has fountains, grassy areas and lots of places to sit and watch the world go by.

If you have an interest in fashion the Costume Gallery showcases fashions from the past 300 years. Read on for interesting details about its occupants.More Details>
Admire the open air sculpture museum of the Loggia dei Lanzi before you enter into the Palazzo Vecchio. Once inside you can explore the geographical maps room, the Study of Francis I, The Hall of Lilies and the incredible frescoes throughout. If you get the chance to climb the tower do so for incredible vistas of the statues from up high.More Details>
As this was one of the main religious structures in Florence, it is worth visiting to gain an insight into how important this Baptistery was at one time. The Baptistery contains the mosaic dome showing the Angel Hierarchies and scenes from Genesis and the Life of St. John the Baptist. The baptistery also contains the tomb of the Anti-Pope John XXIII who died in Florence in 1419.More Details>
Visit San Lorenzo Basilica to view the wonderful works of Michelangelo which are unique to the church and chapels. You can purchase a ticket which enables you to view the Medici Chapels as well.More Details>
This church is one example of where the exterior has as much to see as the interior, even if you don't make it inside you will still feel like you have seen something marvellous. The facades of the exterior held 14 niches which were all filled from 1399 to 1430 with stone sculptures and bronzes. Today the original sculptures have been removed to prevent vandalism and the elements, they reside in the upper floor of the museum which is open every Monday.More Details>
The Piazza della Signoria is a work of art in itself with the open air sculpture exhibition of the Loggia dei Lanzi and the Palazzo Vecchio. The Fountain of Neptune is no different. Ammanati the Florentine sculptor worked on the marble sea horses and river Gods in a mannerist style which set the standards for future fountain makers.More Details>

Map : Monuments And Landmarks

Address Details

1 : Duomo - Florence Cathedral
Piazza del Duomo, Florence

2 : Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio, Florence

3 : Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze, Italy, Florence

4 : Giotto's Bell Tower
Giotto's Campanile, Piazza Duomo, 50122, Florence

5 : Pitti Palace
Piazza de' Pitti, 1, Florence

6 : Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza del Duomo, Florence

7 : The Baptistery of St. John
Piazza Pitti, 1, 50125, Florence

8 : Basilica di San Lorenzo
Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123, Florence

9 : Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Via dell'Arte della Lana, 50123, Florence

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