The beating heart of Tuscany, the symbol of the Renaissance, is undoubtedly one of the most loved cities in Italy and the world. Florence is an open-air museum. It conquers for its art, for its gastronomy and for how it is possible to live it. Those who visit can be happily lost among the narrow streets of the historic center with the certainty of being able to admire prestigious palaces and churches everywhere, then suddenly finding themselves in squares that leave you breathless like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.
In fact, one of the most famous places is undoubtedly the Duomo, composed of the cathedral with the dome designed by Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower.
Piazza della Signoria houses Palazzo Vecchio, the ancient residence of the Medici family and today the seat of the municipality, known the world over for the famous hall of the 500. In this square dominates the statue of David by Michelangelo admired by millions of tourists a year, however we remember that it is a copy, the original is in fact exhibited at the Accademia Gallery. A little further on are the Uffizi, a container of works of art of immense value such as Botticelli’s Venus and Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation. It is a sacrilege to visit Florence without foreseeing a quick tour inside this museum.
For those who have more time we also recommend: a visit to Palazzo Pitti and it is a ritual to reach it by crossing Ponte Vecchio; a walk to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the skyline of Florence from above; a walk in the Boboli Gardens, the ancient city gardens of the Medici dynasty; admire the Ponte Vecchio from the Santa Trinita bridge.