Six Great Attractions in Florence Italy

August 8, 2011 · Posted in Europe, Travel 

Today, I’ll give you six great attractions to see when you’re visiting Florence, Italy. When you visit Florence, bring some great walking shoes, as you’ll be doing a lot of walking throughout the often-crowded city. Also, try to visit in the spring or winter, which are cooler months.

Bargello

This is a fabulous art museum that was once used as a prison. Lots of Renaissance era art here.

Battistero

It’s a Baptistery that’s in the shape of an octagon. The Battistero is a great example of Roman style.

Campanile

Designed by Giotto, this marble gothic bell tower is magnificent. Prepare to walk though. There are just over 400 steps.

Duomo

The Duomo was finished in 1436 and it’s one fantastic cathedral. Aside from gazing at this magnificent structure, you can also attend a mass here.

Galleria degli Uffizi

This gallery is home to some famous art pieces, like Paolo Uccello’s Battle of San Romano. It’s relatively inexpensive. Tickets cost anywhere from $8-$12 USD.

Piazza della Signoria

What a famous plaza. In 1497, the bonfire of the vanities took place in the Piazza della Signoria. This square is also home to the Neptune Fountain, which dates back to the 1500s.

If you have a love for the Renaissance and want to see some of the most famous works from that era, Florence, Italy is a place to visit. Florence is also home to Donatello’s David statute and Michelangelo’s David. The Bargello would be a great first stop on your Florence vacation.

Florence is a great Italy vacation spot, whether you’re into art or not.

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