Florence, The birthplace of Italian Renaissance, a city with rich culture, majestic historic significance inheriting extraordinary masterpieces of art & architecture -FLORENCE, also called Firenze, the capital city of Tuscany region located in central Italy charms tourists every year with its picturesque monuments showcasing architectural excellence. Florence has been ranked in Forbes list of the most beautiful cities. Also, UNESCO declared the Historic Centre of Florence a World Heritage Site in 1982.
Major Places to visit across the city:
1. Piazza Del Duomo, the main public square of Florence with the most celebrated cathedral in the world Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral (the Duomo) being its central landmark. Carved and covered in colourful marbles, it is considered the jewel of Florence.
2. Giotto’s Campanile, designed by famous artist Giotto, is masterpiece of Renaissance art. It is a Gothic architectural marvel with beautiful sculptures and artwork. It takes us back in time with its approximate 400 steps climb giving a spectacular view of the city from top.
3. Galleria degli Uffizi is the most popular museum for its world class collections of Renaissance paintings and sculptures from classical antiquity. It houses "The Birth of Venus and Primavera" by Sandro Boticelli, as well as "Titian's Venus of Urbino".
4. Basilica of Santa Croce besides having a beautiful exterior also has tombs of influential Renaissance artists and scholars of that time namely Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli.
Florence is well connected via flight, road and train. Amerigo Vespucci Airport and Pisa Airport are the nearest Airports to the city. The Santa Maria Novella Station connects varoius Italian cities to Florence on the Rome-Milan Line. SITA bus station connects Florence to the towns of Siena, Assisi in Umbria, Montepulciano, Greve in Chianti, Volterra and San Gimignano.
Springtime is considered best to visit the city. Tourists can also see popular Maggio Musicale festival of the arts at this time. Another popular time is during the Easter in which tourists can get spectacular view of the Fireworks displayed by the Duomo.
Delve in the blossoming beauty of Florence showcasing the modern and medieval eras. Experience the awestruck places like Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell’Accademia, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Pitti, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Church of Santa Maria Novella, Boboli Gardens, Opera di Firenze and many more.
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