A memorial to the Renaissance, the city of Florence presents sculptures, frescoes, palaces, churches and other monuments from resonant names of the past – Michelangelo, Dante, Galileo etc. Take a breather because apart fromconsidering the Tuscan capital as a city which is a transcendental city of art would lead you not only to disregard the cosmopolitan and dynamic side, but also oversee its more silent trinkets –Italy’s lush gardens, a wide range of shopping options to indulge in, pastoral ambles on sunny eventide,far-reachingviews over grandiose cityscapes and an encounter with an assortment of foods from the highest rated restaurants to a small quaint home-cooked meals. When you strut effortlessly, flirting with the city, it seems everything is unaltered since the time of Medici. Only Italy is capable of delivering such pleasures. As they say – Italy is a dream that keeps retracing back for the rest of your life.
Things to Do
Florence City Tour with Uffizi Gallery
Florence is not complete without visiting their historical centres hence; embark on to a city tour to view the spectacular sights, monuments and landmark places especially the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Signoria before visiting the Uffizi Gallery. The Uffizi Gallery is considered to be the world?s most celebrated Art Museums with renowned artistic wonders and masterpieces byMichelangeloand Botticelli that embody and portray the ideals of the renaissance.
Constructed around 1440 and situated on the south side of river Amo, this palace is the largest and most impressive private residence in the city of Florence.It is also known as Pitti Palace by the English because it was built for the Pitti family back in 1457. It carries elegance and beauty that prevailed during the medieval times such as magnificent courtyards and monumental steps. Popularly it is known for the ?Boboli Gardens? and several other important museums inside the palace.
It was the Town Hall during the medieval period as well the main symbol of civil power in the city of Florence. Palazzo Vecchio offers Roman ruins of a medieval fortress and the entire construction lies upon an ancient theatre of the Roman colony in Florentia. All rooms are decorated magnificently by great Italian artists and were made to accommodate the supreme Governing body of Florence.
Campanile Di Giotto
Located in the heart of the city of Florence and one of the most visited places in Europe, Giotto?s Campanile is an example of 14th-century Gothic architecture.This tower was designed by Giotto himself,combining a strong vertical thrust with the principal of sound solidarity. At the top of the tower,you havemarvellous panoramic views of the city and surrounding hills, along with the unmissable majestic square bell tower which is considered to be the most beautiful campanile in Italy. Giotto?s Campanile is one of the four principal monuments on Piazza Del Duomo and inside this tower consists of 7 bells each depicting diverse meanings.
The Florence Cathedral
This Cathedral is a dedication to Santa Maria Del Fiore (St. Mary) and Arnolfo di Cambio was the designer. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Florence, it was started in 1296 and completed in 1436. This Cathedral stands tall over the city with its magnificent renaissance dome designed with bricks and is the largest dome ever to be constructed.The Florence Cathedral is the 2nd largest Catholic Cathedral in the world.