The Best Travel Guide to Florence
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Visit Florence during spring is an obvious option, it is one of the best times of the year to visit due to warmer temperatures and all the beautiful flowers that are in bloom. In Florence there is so much to see and experience outdoor that a pleasant weather is the ideal, and alternate this with a good Italian ice cream can make your holiday unbeatable. In addition, the century city of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and it has been ranked as one of the world’s most visited destination by Euromonitor International.

Cattedrale Santa Maria del Fiore

Florence's main church stands on the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome, designed by Brunelleschi. The cathedral was built on the ruins of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata. On its right side you can admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, whereas the Baptistery of San Giovanni stands opposite the cathedral entrance. This remarkable historic landmark can be considered a summary of the entire city, as point of convergence of the greatest artists of the glorious Italian Renaissance period.
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Basilica Santa Croce

Located right in the main square of the Piazza di Santa Croce, Basilica Santa Croce, perhaps the most famous Florentine building is one of the largest and oldest Franciscan basilicas in the world. Also known as the “ Temple of the Italian Glories”, as the church is today the burial ground of some of the greatest Italian artist, including Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Gioacchino Rossini just to name a few. The church was built in 1294 and designed by the great architect Arnolfo di Cambio.
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Cappella Brancacci and Santa Maria del Carmine

The Brancacci Chapel is located in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine. It is also known as "the Sistine Chapel of the early Renaissance" for its magnificent painting cycle by Masaccio, which inspired great artists as Michelangelo and Raffaello. Today its access is via the neighbouring convent, designed by Brunelleschi. Nevertheless, the church and the chapel are treated as separate places to visit, they even have different opening times.
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Galleria dell’Accademia

This gallery is mostly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo: The Prisoners, St. Matthew and, above all, the magnificent statue of David. Accademia houses works by the greatest Italian artists, such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, and many others. Great part of the collection belonged to the powerful Medici family, who, at the end of their domination donated it to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany so that this treasure could be preserved and enjoyed by everyone.
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Tuscan Wine Tour

Chianti region is one of the world’s most famous wine districts, and Florence is located right in the centre of this area. The landscape here is unique with its green hills and vineyards lying next to olive groves. This scenery is so beautiful that many internationally renowned directors set their movies here. It possible to hire a car and visit cantines and vineyards on your own, or book one of the many wine tours organised from the numerous private tour operators located in the city centre.
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Leonardo Da Vinci Museum

The museum is situated in the historic heart of Florence and shows in full-scale the perfectly working machines designed by the Great Master Leonardo Da Vinc. Here, visitors not only can see the large models of Leonardo's creations, but they can experiment personally their mechanism thanks to the interactive exhibitions. Leonardo designed in his time machines and principle that the modern civilization would afford only several centuries later. Let yourself be amazed by his indisputable genius and creativity.
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