Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Medieval cathedral with iconic red dome

Landmark 1200s cathedral known for its red-tiled dome, colored marble facade & elegant Giotto tower.

Uffizi Gallery

Art museum with Renaissance masterpieces

16th-century building housing vast collection of Primitive & Renaissance paintings & masterpieces.

Ponte Vecchio

Medieval stone bridge with jewelry shops

Picturesque medieval arched river bridge with Roman origins, lined with jewelry & souvenir shops.

Palazzo Vecchio

Striking fortified 13th-century palace

Fortified, 13th-century palace housing lavishly decorated chambers & ornate courtyards.

Pitti Palace

Renaissance palace & art gallery complex

Gallery complex in Renaissance royal palace housing vast Italian & European masters art collection.

Galleria dell'Accademia

Art museum, home to Michelangelo's David

Art museum with Michelangelo sculptures, including David, plus Renaissance painting & Russian icons.


The world-famous Renaissance statue

Michelangelo’s famed Renaissance-era marble sculpture depicting the nude biblical character David.

Piazza della Signoria

Square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio

The city's heart, a square dominated by the 14th-century crenellated tower of the Palazzo Vecchio.

Piazzale Michelangelo

19th-century piazza with views over city

19th-century piazza with a bronze replica of Michelangelo's David & panoramic views over the city.

Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence

Landmark Franciscan place of worship

Neo-Gothic Franciscan church known for its Giotto frescoes, plus tombs of Michelangelo & Galileo.

The Baptistery of St. John

Landmark marble-clad religious monument

Iconic octagonal basilica with striking marble facade, known for its bronze doors & mosaic ceiling.

The Boboli Gardens

Statue-filled Renaissance gardens

Public gardens laid out in the 15th–16th centuries, with Renaissance statues & ornate fountains.

Giotto's Bell Tower

Celebrated marble-clad Gothic monument

Celebrated red, green & white marble-clad Gothic tower with steps leading to a terrace & city views.

Piazza del Duomo

The geographic & social heart of Milan

Cathedral-flanked square with monumental buildings designed by Giuseppe Nagoni in the 19th-century.

Bargello National Museum

Sculpture museum in 13th-century palace

Art museum with Renaissance sculptures including works by Michelangelo, set in 13th-century palace.

Basilica di San Lorenzo

1400s church connected to the Medici

Landmark Renaissance church, burial place of the Medici, with a library designed by Michelangelo.

Cappelle Medicee

Tombs of the powerful Tuscan dynasty

Domed landmark containing tombs of the Medici family, including the New Sacristy by Michelangelo.

Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore

Sculptures by Michelangelo & Donatello

Statues by Michelangelo & Donatello, plus bronze-gilded baptistery panels in a restoration center.

Riccardi Medici Palace

Iconic Renaissance palace & art museum

15th-century palace designed by Michelozzo for the Medici family, with art museum & famous chapel.

Vasari Corridor

Art museum

The Vasari Corridor is an elevated enclosed passageway in Florence, central Italy, which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti.

Historic Centre of Florence

Michelangelo, history, and renaissance

The historic centre of Florence is part of quartiere 1 of the Italian city of Florence. This quarter was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

Piazza della Repubblica

Upmarket cafes & a merry-go-round

Pedestrianized square lined with elegant cafes, also featuring a traditional merry-go-round.

Loggia dei Lanzi

Arched, open building alive with statues

14th-century ceremonial building with wide arches, an open-air gallery of Renaissance sculpture.

Fountain of Neptune, Florence

1500s fountain with mythical sculptures

Octagonal fountain from the 16th century with a large statue of Neptune & other mythical figures.

Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte

Striking medieval basilica on a hilltop

Hilltop, 11th-century church with a gleaming Romanesque facade, medieval interiors & city views.

Basilica di Santo Spirito

Brunelleschi church with ornate interior

Brunelleschi's plain-fronted 1400s church with a lavish art-filled interior & baroque altar.

San Marco Museum

15th-century convent art museum

Art museum in 15th-century convent housing Renaissance frescoes & 16th-century painting collection.

Strozzi Palace

Renaissance palace with art exhibitions

Renaissance palace with permanent display on its history, plus major temporary art exhibitions.


Rivers and renaissance

The Arno is a river in the Tuscany region of Italy. It is the most important river of central Italy after the Tiber.

Giardino Bardini

17th-century villa with garden & museums

Restored 17th-century villa set over 4 floors with 2 museums & art exhibitions, plus gardens.

Mercato Centrale Firenze

Indoor market hall selling local produce

Local produce & everyday goods piled high in a covered, 19th-century iron & glass market hall.


Legendary bronze fountain of a boar

Visitors rub the snout of this iconic bronze fountain of a boar to ensure their return to Florence.

Museo Galileo

History of science in ancient building

Collection of artifacts from the 15th/16th centuries, with scientific instruments & personal items.

Church and Museum of Orsanmichele

Church in former 14th-century granary

Church & museum in a 14th-century granary with religious paintings & a marble shrine to the Madonna.

Hospital of Innocents

Orphanage with portico by Brunelleschi

Europe's oldest foundling hospital, with terracotta reliefs of babies by Andrea della Robbia.

Piazza Santa Croce

Dante Alighieri, basilica, and monument

Piazza Santa Croce is one of the main plazas or squares located in the central neighborhood of Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. It is located near piazza della Signoria and the National Central Library, and takes its name from the Basilica of Santa Croce that overlooks the square.

Gates of Paradise

Golden doors depicting religious scenes

Famous golden doors of landmark Baptistery of St. John, with panels depicting Biblical scenes.


16th-century fort with city views

1500s hilltop fortress offering sweeping vistas of the Florence skyline & frequent art exhibitions.

St Trinity Bridge

16th-century arched bridge over the Arno

Delicate bridge with 3 arches, designed by Bartolomeo Ammanati & reconstructed after WWII.

The SS. Annunziata di Firenze

Art-filled church known for its frescoes

1200s Catholic church on an elegant square, rich in Renaissance art & landmark Mannerist frescoes.

La Specola

18th-century natural history museum

Anatomical specimens, fossilized skeletons & botanic garden in 18th-century natural history museum.

Laurentian Medici Library

Grand library designed by Michelangelo

16th-century library, designed by Michelangelo, with around 11,000 of the Medicis' manuscripts.

Parco delle Cascine

Riverfront park for running & cycling

This spacious riverfront park with many historical monuments is popular with runners & cyclists.


Mona Lisa and Leonardo da Vinci

The Valdarno is the valley of the river Arno, although it does not apply to the entire basin of the river. The usage of the term generally excludes Casentino and the valleys formed by the major

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine

Baroque church with Renaissance frescoes

Restored baroque church famous for its Brancacci chapel lined with landmark Renaissance frescoes.

Giardino delle Rose

Terraced rose gardens with city views

Green space known for its rose terraces, plus a Japanese garden & sculptures by the artist Folon.

Stibbert Museum

Museum with a collection of armory & art

Museum for Frederick Stibberts global armory collection, with artworks & costumes, plus a garden.