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Florence Market Walking Tour

Florence Market Walking Tour

Sample food the way locals do – at the market. Meander through Florence’s most vibrant market, sampling delicious local fare including Amalfi olives, cured Tuscan prosciutto, fresh bread, and a glass of wine. Tours run Monday to Saturday. More walking tours are available from Urban Adventures.
Cathedral S. Maria del Fiore

Cathedral S. Maria del Fiore

This is a gothic cathedral with Brunelleschi’s stupendous dome. Florence’s cathedral stands tall over the city. To the right is Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery of S. Giovanni stands opposite the cathedral entrance.
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Santa Maria Novella

The church of Santa Maria Novella was built between 1279 and 1357 by Dominican friars, and is located just across from the main railway station which shares its name. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence. Architecturally, it is one of the most important Gothic churches in Tuscany. Inside the basilica, you will find masterpieces by Masaccio, Giotto and Brunelleschi.
Basilica of Santa Croce

Basilica of Santa Croce

The church is located on the Piazza di Santa Croce and was rebuilt for the Franciscan order in 1294 by Arnolfo di Cambio. Michelangelo is buried in Santa Croce among other great and good in Florence. Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Basilica di San Lorenzo

If your favourite painter is Michelangelo you shouldn't miss this basilica. This is probably the most exciting place associated with the famous artist in Florence. The Basilica di San Lorenzo is framed by the splendid, square-shaped Old Sacristy by Brunelleschi and the New Sacristy, by Michelangelo. Here you can find his sculptures for the tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano Medici and fine examples of Mannerist architecture in the Biblioteca Laurenziana.
Chapel Brancacci (Santa Maria del Carmine)

Chapel Brancacci (Santa Maria del Carmine)

The chapel is famous worldwide for its frescoes of Masaccio. They were a great inspiration for da Vinci and Michelangelo. The visit now includes an excellent interactive audio-visual tour.
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Uffizi Gallery

This is one of the greatest museums of the world with masterpieces from the 13th to 19th century. The Uffizi is the most important and visited museum in Florence and its most famous works include Botticelli’s "Birth of Venus". The name of the Uffizi means offices and the museum was completed in 1581. Since the 17th century, it has been open to visitors and in 1765 it was officially opened to the public.
Galleria dell’Accademia

Galleria dell’Accademia

The Galleria museum is one of the most popular museums in Florence. It hosts famous sculptures by Michelangelo, including the iconic “David", that is 5,17 m high.
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