Visit These Spectacular Historical and Artistic Sites in Florence

Choosing which sights to see in Florence can seem like an impossible task. There are so many different spots to enjoy, and all have to do with the incredible history of the city. The good thing is that they are all located close together, so you can spend however much time needed at each locale before stopping at the next one.

You will definitely want to visit Michelangelo's David. One of the defining works of the Renaissance, it remains a must-see and worth an entire afternoon if you have it. Florence is full of famous works, but perhaps none so famous as this brilliant work of art. Make sure to buy your tickets online a few days in advance!

Another spot you cannot miss is the Duomo. One ticket will give you access to multiple different attractions, so it's worth paying a little bit more in order to see a bird's eye view from either the campenile or the dome itself. The museum is also worth taking some time and enjoying, and the Baptistry is one of the oldest and best tributes to the beginnings of Florence.

Whatever you decide to do, Florence remains one of the greatest cities in the world--and is well-worth your time enjoying.



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Boboli Gardens
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Open for most of the year, the Boboli Gardens are an incredible tribute to the wealth and power of the Medici Family. Located just behind the Pitti Palace, you can buy a ticket that allows you not only to see the incredible splendor of the...  Read More



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Piazzale Michelangelo
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Overlooking the city, Piazzale Michelangelo is one of the best places to get a bird's eye view of the city. You'll have to climb a number of stairs, and keep in mind that it will be busy with tourists eager to get the perfect shot of the...  Read More



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Historical Center


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Galleria degli Uffizi
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As one of the leading art galleries in the world, the Uffizi remains one of the best places in Florence to get an idea of how important art was to the residents and the powerful Medici family. Inside, you will find works by some of the greats:...  Read More

Piazza Santa Croce
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Ponte Vecchio
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Florence's most famous bridge is a direct reflection of the city itself, and you'll find that it's worth taking the time to slowly look over some of the beautiful jewelry they have available. You are also afforded some of the best views of the...  Read More


Meet Alexa Schnee

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa