See All the Sights at these Special Spots in Florence

Florence has some of the most iconic sights in Italy. Those looking to enjoy seeing everything will have a tough time--there's so much to see and do and you should be prepared to have missed something before you leave. Whether you plan on staying for a few weeks or days, you'll want to visit the best spots in the city and send a picture home to your family.

You can't miss the Ponte Vecchio in the city center. Not only is it the oldest bridge in Florence, but it is also its most famous. Jewelry shops line either side and it was formerly where the butchers sold their wares during Medieval times.

You'll also want to see Piazzale Michelangelo--the place where you can get the best view of the city. It's a bit of a climb and you might be out of breathe, but it's definitely worth it. Also make sure to check out the Palazzo Vecchio for a walk back through history.

Piazza Santa Croce
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Santa Croce is one of the most famous churches in Florence, and for good reason. You'll find notable citizens buried here like Michelangelo and Galileo. It also features some frescoes by Giotto. The architect was the Jewish Niccolo Mattas, and...  Read More

Piazzale Michelangelo
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The best view of Florence is a bird's eye view, and when you don't feel like climbing to the top of the Duomo or its campenile, this is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine. It's also a great picture location, and you'll see a...  Read More

Palazzo Pitti
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As Florence's largest and most lavish palace, the Pitti Palace has hours of entertainment. Between the marvelous Boboli Gardens and the silver and costume museum, you will spend hours wandering the many different rooms filled with art,...  Read More

Galleria degli Uffizi
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Expect to spend an entire day in the Uffizi museum. One of the largest in the Western world and holding more than over 3,000 works of notable art, any lover of history and Florence's place in it will be astounded by the collection the Medici...  Read More

No visit to Florence would be complete without a glance at the extremely famous work of Michelangelo's "David." Residing in the Accademia, there's much more to see there other than this sculpture, but it is the work that will end up leaving you...  Read More

The Bargello is one of Florence's best places to see some amazing works of sculpture. When you are looking to spend a few hours relaxing and you would like a haven from the hoards of tourists occupying the city, the Bargello is your best escape....  Read More

It's impossible to miss this landmark of Florence--it towers above other buildings in the city, and it's the best place to climb in order to see the entire town. Dating back to the Gothic era, the Duomo is a testament to Florence's power and the...  Read More

Historical Center

Still serving as the "official" town hall, the Palazzo Vecchio was the home of the most powerful family in Florence for hundreds of years. The Medici's old palace sits in the beautiful Piazza Signoria and is open to the public until late. You...  Read More

You'll find enough art and culture to keep you entranced for hours at the Palazzo Strozzi--one of Florence's most visited museums and one of the best places to experience the city's history. Originally the home of the prominent Strozzi family,...  Read More

Ponte Vecchio
Photo courtesy of Lorenzo Bettoni

Originally the home to the butchers in Florence, it's now been turned into one of the most expensive streets in Europe, housing millions on euros' worth of gold and jewelry. It's the perfect place to stop by and pick up a gift for someone you...  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