Cathedral S. Maria del Fiore

Florence's main church is standing tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The cathedral is named in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore and was built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata. To the right is Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery of S. Giovanni stands opposite the cathedral entrance. This remarkable historic landmark should not be missed when in Florence.
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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.
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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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Palazzo Vecchio

This was the home of the Priori delle Arti, of the Signoria and a ducal residence. Palazzo Vecchio, meaning "the old palace" and is located in Piazza della Signoria. The building is now the town hall of Florence. It has large collections of paintings and sculptures. On the square just in front of Palazzo Vecchio you see a copy of the famous statue "David" by Michelangelo. This was where the original statue was situated before it was moved to Accademia Gallery in 1873.
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Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Pitti contains several different types of museums. The basis of the current palace dates from 1458 and was the residence of the bank man Luca Pitti. It was then bought by the Medici family in 1539 as an official residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In connection with the Palazzo Pitti you find the Boboli Gardens which is one of Italy’s most beautiful gardens.
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Tuscan Wine Tour

Chianti in Tuscany is one of the world’s most famous wine districts and Florence is one of the cities located right in this area. The landscape here is unique with green hills and vineyards lying next to olive groves. You can hire a car and visit one of the vineyards on your own or book one of the many wine tours organised from Florence. One company organising wine tour are Tuscan Wine Tours by Grape Tours:
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