A day is not enough in order to have only a small idea of what this city offers… Here are just a few tips on what to visit:
Piazzale Michelangelo (panoramic view over the city).
Uffizi (one of the most important museums in the world).
Palazzo Vecchio (the heart of the city during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, now the seat of the Municipality of Florence).
Ponte Vecchio (the only bridge remained intact after the devastation of World War II, now filled with quaint shops of goldsmiths).
Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, Cupola del Brunelleschi, Campanile di Giotto (some of the best known symbols of the city of Florence).
Museo del Bargello.
Basilica di San Lorenzo.
Basilica di Santa Croce (tombs of the great Italians, Cappella Peruzzi and Bardi Chapel with frescoes by Giotto, the Pazzi Chapel).
Basilica di Santa Maria Novella (Cappella Tornabuoni with frescoes by Ghirlandaio).
Palazzo Pitti (important museums: Galleria Palatina, Museo degli Argenti, Museo delle Porcellane, Museo delle Carrozze).
Giardino di Boboli e Forte di Belvedere (Italian garden, panoramic view over the city).
Basilica di Santa Maria del Carmine (Cappella Brancacci with frescoes by Masaccio and Masolino).
Basilica di San Marco e Museo (with frescoes by Beato Angelico).
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