Visiting Florence

Florence is a city rich in art and monuments with priceless historical and artistic value. The city offers many places of interest to tourists who visit the city, places such as the palaces, museums, towers and bridges which are all united by the importance of their ancient history and that still lives on in its splendor.

There are many free things to visit in Florence, it is like an open-air museum, but without the help of an experienced guide you risk losing time without knowing what are the monuments are that you must absolutely see.

Surely among these is Brunelleschi's dome, this is a tallest building in Florence. Make sure you see the old bell tower which was designed by Giotto. Next to the dome you can visit and admire the Baptistery, which is one of the oldest in Florence.

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Immense and bright is also the Duomo, strongly characterized by its white marble facade and green colors that dazzles and delights anyone who sees it. During a visit to Florence, perhaps with your sweetheart, you should never miss the walk over the Ponte Vecchio. In 1565 florentines had already characterized this pleasant stroll with the shops of greengrocers, which now has become popular for the statue of Benvenuto Cellini: the famous Florentine goldsmith popular around the world.

From Old Bridge, continue of course to the Palazzo Vecchio, if you do not already know, you will know at the first opportunity, when you try to immortalize it for your album of memories, but it will be a difficult task since it is practically impossible to photograph him inside. It is a very large building and so high that tourists can not help but photograph it because of its size. The height is very high, relative to the presence of Arnolfo tower, 94 meters high and built around 1310.

The Palazzo Vecchio although still in antiquity as the political seat of the city, is also a place that you can visit every day from 9:00 to 19:00, here there is the Hall of the Five Hundred with its with its fantastic frescoes.

Inevitable will be the visit to the Uffizi Gallery, where you can see up close the most beautiful works by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian and Rosso Fiorentino. A great museum of art where there are masterpieces of each century. The attraction is one of those which is irresistible, which can result in queues, so you'll have to calmly await your turn.

Florence has no shortage in alternative routes to art, you can buy precious handicrafts, offer an extraordinary cuisine or follow the paths of wine tourism for the wonderful Chianti hills.

Florence is also fun for youngsters, thanks to the many rooms in the historic center near monuments, from the early hours of the evening many people of all nationalities gather together drinking any type of alcoholic beverage.

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