Your Official Guide to Florence's Treasures and Beauty

Florence Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Italy
Florence Duomo

All Things to do and See in Florence

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Florence is a unique city in the world, barely arrived at us, you will really feel on vacation, bathed in the beauty that surrounds you, in centuries of history, faith and art.

Florence: The Renaissance and the Greatest Artists

Botticelli, An Allegory of Spring, Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy
Allegory of Spring
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Donatello, Dante: All Florentine!

And these are just a few of the artists who gave Florence its letters of nobility and its greatest creation: “The Renaissance”.

The Museums and Palaces of Florence

Its museums and palaces are extraordinary.

The Uffizi Gallery is simply unimaginable until one has entered it.

The quality and quantity of great masters and geniuses of art exhibited here is truly unique in the world: Botticelli and his finest paintings, the “Spring” and the “Birth of Venus”, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, the Titian, Lippi, Dürer, Rubens.

Michelangelo Buonarroti, David, Marble Statue, 1501-1504, Accademia Gallery in Florence Italy
Michelangelo David
You can spend whole days there, a pleasure that you can renew endlessly with each of your stays in Florence.

The Accademia Gallery is another great gift with Michelangelo's “David”, significantly more impressive and beautiful than the copy in front of the Palazzo Vecchio.

And if you like sculpture, don't miss the Bargello Palace Museum, a superb medieval palace where sculptures by Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, Cellini, Giambologna, etc. are exhibited as the beautiful world!

After crossing the Ponte Vecchio, facing the Boboli Garden, the Palatina Pitti Gallery Museum, will transport you to the luxury and splendour of the Medici family.

As in the Uffizi Gallery, most of the works of art exhibited here are those acquired by the Medici themselves.

Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy
The Birth of Venus
The beauty and quality of these works speak for themselves: The Medici were among the wisest and most intelligent patrons for Italian art, for the art of humanity.

Among the most famous painters, exhibited in the rooms of the palace: Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Lippi, Giorgione, Rubens, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese.

And to finish with museums and palaces, the other must see is obviously the Palazzo Vecchio, and not only for the interior, but also for the superb view it will offer you from the top of its Arnolfo tower.

Hall and Ceiling of the Five Hundred Hall of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence Italy
Five Hundred Hall Palazzo Vecchio
The Palazzo Vecchio, centre of Dan Brown's film, “Inferno” with Dante's famous mortuary mask, the Vasari rebuses, but also superb sculptures in the “Five Cents” room, including a Michelangelo.

A particularly impressive, huge Five Cents room, covered with paintings of battles, portraits, walls and even the ceiling!

The Churches and the Basilica of Florence

You cannot already face this enumeration of masterpieces, and yet it is not over: The Churches of Florence are also beautiful.

The Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, jewel of colourful marbles, and its famous dome, creation of the genius of Brunelleschi.

The Medici Chapel, the Chapel of the Princes in Florence in Italy
The Chapel of the Princes
Just next door, the Baptistery, and a little further away, the churches of Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, the Church of San Lorenzo and the Chapel of Princes Medici, etc. to name a few.

Restaurants: Tuscan Cuisine

And we were going to forget... Tuscan cuisine! Florence is one of the best places to eat in Italy, with its charming restaurants where you can enjoy the famous Fiorentina, the coast with the Florentine bone.

And if you come to Florence with your love, do not forget about the music.

Concerts and Opera in Florence

The Florence Opera House is one of the most famous in Italy and the many concerts that are given there are also high quality.

Apartments Rentals in Florence

We wish you a great stay in Florence, and if you haven't booked your apartment yet, do not hesitate to consult our pages.

Today's Florentines are truly their children, cultivated, curious, lovers of art and harmony, but also attentive, welcoming.

Florence has also renewed itself in recent years by transforming most of its centre into a pedestrian zone. A great gift to discover and appreciate it.

Being able to walk quietly through these century-old streets, where the Medici and the Florentine geniuses walked, hugged you, transports you to another world.

Florence also has the merit of being on a human scale, almost everything can be done on foot. The best way to breathe, inspire her, feel its wealth.

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