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Best attractions to visit in Florence

11. Ponte Alla Carraia - Florence view 360

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Ponte Alla Carraia

12. Ponte Santa Trinita - Florence view 360

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Ponte Santa Trinita

13. San Gaetano Church - Florence view 360

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San Gaetano Church

14. Palazzo Vecchio (Palazzo della Signoria) - Florence

Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo della Signoria

The Palazzo Vecchio is an ancient town hall of Florence in Italy. This town hall overlooks the famous piazza Della Signoria with its magnificent copy of David’s statue of Michelangelo as well as a long gallery of statues in the Loggia Dei Lenzi. At the entrance door, there’s a significant marble frontispiece which dates back to 1528. Right in the middle, there’s the epic monogram of Christ which is flanked by two lions. This town hall contains three courtyards. The first courtyard was designed by Michelozzo in 1453. City guilds and crests of the church are present around this courtyard, whereas, a porphyry fountain designed by Battista Del Tadda is present in its centre. In front of this mesmerizing fountain, stands the beautiful painting, Samson and Philistine. The second courtyard is also known as ‘The Customs’ and it contains massive pillars which were built back in 1494 by Cronaca in order to strengthen ‘Salone Dei Cinquecento’ which is present on the 2nd floor. The third courtyard is used primarily for the offices of Florence. The monumental staircase between the first and second courtyard leads up to the historic ‘Salone Dei Cinquecento’ which is a large chamber and contains many historic frescoes such as, The Taking of Siena, The Conquest of Porto Ercole and many more. Hence, Palazzo Vecchio must be visited for all its historic treasures.

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15. Santa Trinita - Florence view 360

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Santa Trinita

16. Piazza Della Signoria - Florence

Piazza Della Signoria

Piazza Della Signoria is an L-shaped square right in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in the city of Florence in Italy. This piazza happens to be the focal point of the history and origin of the Florentine Republic and it has a reputation of being the political hub of Florence. This piazza is adorned with exceptional artworks and magnificent architecture which depicts the glorious Florentine culture. The piazza is also the scene of grave events such as the execution of Girolamo Savonarola (Dominican brother) who was hanged and buried here in 1498. The design of the piazza is powerful and sober which depicts the values of truth and justice of the Republican Government it was originally built for. The great collection of statues which surround this square form a divine celebration of moral virtues, aimed to inspire the present government. The most significant of the piazza’s artwork is the ‘David’ by Michelangelo which is placed in front of the piazza’s entrance since 1504 as a way to depict its protagonist’s high civil values, a true symbol of strength and courage. Two other famous statues Donatello and Marzocco and Judith, are also present on the same stairway. The Piazza Della Signoria must be visited by all the art and history admirers for a lifetime experience.

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17. Santa Croce - Florence

Santa Croce

The Basilica of Santa Croce is a major Franciscan church, located in Florence, Italy. The cathedral also happens to be a minor basilica of the old Roman Catholic Church. It is located on the Piazza Di Santa Croce, almost 800 meters east of the Duomo. The church is extremely popular for being the burial place of some of the most talented Italian personalities such as the Foscolo, Michelangelo, Galileo, Gentile, Machiavelli, and Rossini. Therefore, this church is also known as The Temple of The Italian Glories. It’s the world’s largest Franciscan church. The most significant features of this church are its sixteen epic chapels. These chapels were decorated by Giotto along with his pupils. There’s also a famous legend that this church was built by St. Francis himself. The current structure of the church was built by Arnolfo Di Cambrio and it was funded by some of the wealthiest families of Florence. The floor plan of the building is Egyptian and happens to be 115 meters long. Famous artists whose artwork is present in this church are Benedetto Da Maiano, Antonio Canova, Cimabue, Andrea Della Robbia, Luca Della Robbia, Desiderio Da Settignano, Donatello, Antonio Rossellino, Bernardo Rossellino, Henry Moore and a lot more. The Basilica of Santa Croce surely deserves a visit, owing to its rich historical value.

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18. Piazzale Michelangelo - Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo

The Piazzale Michelangelo is a large square which is located across the river Arno in the central region of Florence in Italy. This majestic square provides the tourists with the most glorious and un-obstructive view of the city. This spectacular square was constructed by the renowned architect Giuseppe Poggi who is famous for his constructions of boulevards around the central region of Florence. As the name suggests, this piazza was constructed as a tribute to the legendary Renaissance Artist ‘Michelangelo Buonarroti’. His most famous statue David’s replica is present at the center of this square. This statue is set on a gigantic pedestal and it’s also accompanied by the allegorical statues’ replicas which depict dawn, dusk, day and night. The Piazzale Michelangelo is a highly crowded place all round the year. The tourists enjoy a mesmerizing view of the city from atop the piazzale. Most of the significant landmarks of the city such as the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo and Pallazo Vecchio can be seen from here. A number of shops and stalls are also present in the piazza, which sell snacks and souvenirs for the tourists and locals. Therefore, Piazzale Michelangelo is a must-visit place for a rich cultural and historical experience in Florence.

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19. Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery of St. John) - Florence

Battistero di San Giovanni Baptistery of St John

20. Gates of Paradise - Florence

Gates of Paradise

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