|Florence To See|
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Florence - Italy
See and do
Florence, a city rich in history, art and culture, one of the most characteristic and nice of Italy. The historic center of Florence, visit a walking distance, is a concentration of buildings and monuments declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We begin our visit to the symbol of Florence Cathedral, then Piazza della Signoria, continue admiring the paintings in the Uffizi Gallery until you reach the Ponte Vecchio.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral of Florence, it is surprising for its beauty and for the immense Brunelleschi's Dome, the largest masonry dome ever built. Construction of Florence Cathedral in the Gothic-Renaissance style began in 1296 and did not end before 1436.
Giotto's bell tower is the bell tower of the Duomo of Florence, Santa Maria del Fiore. Giotto's bell tower soars into the sky for 85 yards, dazzled by its beauty and the refined combination of marble taken from Giotto: Campiglia Marittima White, Green and Red Serpentine Prato Monsummano Terme Siena.
The Ponte Vecchio, one of the symbols of Florence, one of the most famous bridges in the world, where the young lovers tie bolts to the railing. The Ponte Vecchio crosses the Arno at its narrowest since Roman times, was damaged by floods and rebuilt several times, in the eleventh century wood, in the twelfth five-arched stone, later in the fourteenth century date resists.
The Florentine lungarni run, as its name implies, on the banks of the river Arno. Bisects the center of Florence, are connected by several bridges including the famous Ponte Vecchio. On riversides face numerous places of interest.
Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria famous thanks to the Statue of David by Michelangelo. Palazzo Vecchio is a symbol of Florence, originally called Palazzo dei Priori and Palazzo della Signoria, Palazzo Ducale from 1540, became the Palazzo Vecchio in 1565 when the Duke Cosimo moved to the new Palazzo Pitti. Do not miss a visit to the Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento, Hall of Clement VII, Study of Francesco I, studio of Cosimo I and Eleonora Chapel, Museum of the boys. In Piazza della Signoria are also found: the Fountain of Neptune, the Loggia dei Lanzi, the Perseus of Cellini, the Rape of the Sabine women, the 'Hercules and the Centaur Nessus, the Menelaus and Patroclus, the Rape of Polyxena, the Court of Merchandise , Via dei Leoni, Uguccioni Palace, Palace Bombicci, Ex-San Romolo, Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali, Rivoire, the Tower of Ciacchi, Ex-Santa Cecilia, Guarding the Tower, the Roman theater.
Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Burial place of the Medici family, the Medici Chapels are one of the most visited museums in Florence. The Medici Chapels are located in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Piazza San Lorenzo.
Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. Palazzo Pitti is an historic palace that houses several museums inside and outside the wonderful monuments of Boboli Gardens, one of the finest examples in the world of Italian gardens. Among the museums are housed worthy of note: the Palatine Gallery, art gallery with masterpieces by Raphael and Titian, the Monumental Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Museo degli Argenti, the Costume Gallery, the Museum of porcelain and the Carriage Museum.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important churches in Florence, is located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella near the train station.
The Basilica of Santa Croce is one of the finest achievements of Gothic in Italy. The Basilica of Santa Croce is located in Piazza Santa Croce, one of the main squares of the historic center of Florence. Holy Cross also known as the Temple of Italy to the glories several graves of famous artists, scientists, writers and hosts.
The Museum of the Casa di Dante Via Santa Margherita is located in one of the oldest parts of the historic center of Florence.
The Fortezza da Basso, an imposing fortress to modern placed fourteenth century walls of Florence. Today Fortezza da Basso is an important seat of Florence Fair, with exhibitions, conferences, international meetings and concerts.
The famous view of the Arno with the panorama of Florence depicted on all the postcards of Florence is taken from Piazzale Michelangelo.