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Local History in Florence

TOP 1

Santa Maria del Fiore

4.6/5
1,434 Reviews
Florence
681m from downtown
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Churches and Cathedrals
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"Florence has a "flower capital" of the beautiful name, romantic Xu Zhimo gave it a stunning translation of the "cold green", the Baihua Cathedral itself pink, squash green, cream marble decoration, for the church to add a charming appearance, The beautiful designs and decorations are like blooming flowers under the Florentine sky. When approaching the famous Cathedral of the Hundred Flowers of Our Lady, the macroscopic appearance is very striking and bright. There is no art not carved here. The Cathedral of the Hundred Flowers of Our Lady is listed as a World Heritage Site as part of the historic center of Florence."

Reasons to Recommend: The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of the Catholic Diocese of Florence. It is the third-largest cathedral in the world and a symbol of the Italian city. In 1982, the cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site and part of the historical center of Florence. The outside of the church is matched with bright red, dark green, and white marble to form spectacular geometric designs that display the classical, elegant and free interpretation characteristic of the Renaissance era. It is both dramatic and beautiful from any angle.

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TOP 2

Basilica di Santa Croce

4.5/5
329 Reviews
Florence
1.2km from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
fooler0809
"Santa Croce is also a typical church in Florence, with white as the background and the green facade as a pattern of painted colors. The square of this church should be the largest in the city, so it is very upright."

Reasons to Recommend: Located in Piazza Santa Croce, the Basilica of Santa Croce is decorated with masterpieces by art masters and is a quintessence of Renaissance architecture and art. The exit of the Basilica di Santa Croce is located on the facade of the church. There are many handicraft shops, restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area. There are also various performances and entertainment activities in the square. You may wish to take a stroll around.

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TOP 3

San Miniato al Monte

4.5/5
47 Reviews
Florence
1.9km from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
小鱼儿2015
"The traditional church in the Italian style does not have a large building area. This church is also a good place to visit. You can see many ancient sculptures and it is also a very classic old church."

Reasons to Recommend: San Miniato is one of the most striking examples of Florentine Romanesque architecture, characterized by its bicoloured white and green marble façade. The altar, pulpit and transept recess feature fine marble decor, while the floor, in keeping with the Romanesque style, is decorated with symbolic ornamental motifs. Halfway along the nave on the left is another chapel; the Cappella del Cardinale Portogallo, which was designed by one of Brunelleschi's pupils. The architectural and decorative style resembles one of Brunelleschi's first creations; the Sagrestia Vecchia (Old Sacristy), which can be seen in San Lorenzo church.

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TOP 4

Piazza della Signoria

4.6/5
528 Reviews
Florence
632m from downtown
Square
长脸张少侠
"The "L" square in front of the old palace in Florence, Italy, is named after the old palace (the palace of the lord). It is the origin and history of the Republic of Florence, and still enjoys the reputation of the city's political center. This is a gathering place for Florentines and many tourists. It was a central square in ancient Rome, surrounded by theatres, baths and dyeing shops. The Piazza della Duomo, built in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, is considered one of Italy's most beautiful squares for its exquisite architecture. It has many sculptures and boutiques of Michelangelo's David (replica), the Fountain of the Sea God, Paltheus and Medusa. Tickets, time: No tickets and time limit address: P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italian bus: take C2 to Condotta station and get off, pass Via delle Farine Street to Via della Condotta Street, walk about 100 meters to reach the square."

Reasons to Recommend: The Piazza della Signoria has a reputation as an open-air sculpture museum and is the center of political life in the city for centuries. The square is home to the Vecchio Palace, a replica of Michelangelo's sculpture "David" and the Neptune Fountain. The Piazza della Signoria is open and surrounded by the Uffizi Gallery, the mercenary gazebo and numerous cafes and bars. The famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is located just north of it and can be reached by foot from the alley.

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TOP 5

Palazzo Pitti

4.5/5
236 Reviews
Florence
674m from downtown
Palace
fooler0809
"Walking through the old bridge is a little bit here, this is a family palace, without lack of pride, received the Florence city culture, accumulating a lot of artwork, it seems more elegant."

Reasons to Recommend: Built in the 15th century by the Pitti family, the Palazzo Pitti houses one of the biggest art galleries in Florence. The building itself has housed a number of illustrious personages, including the Medici family, which bought it in the 16th century, Napoleon and the royal house of Italy. However, the king of Italy opened it to the public in 1919, since when it has housed a charming collection of art. Visit the Galleria Palatina to see works by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Perugino and Peter Paul Rubens, all masters of Renaissance art. The museum also hosts silver pieces, modern art and a number of temporary exhibitions, which you can see in the White Room, or Sala Bianca.

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TOP 6

Palazzo Vecchio

4.5/5
202 Reviews
Florence
682m from downtown
Historical Architecture
sculptor
"The Palazzo Viccio (Palazzo Vecchio, Italian for "Old Palace") is the city hall of Florence, Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Palazzo (Piazza della Signoria), is the historical center of Florence, and the main place of the origin and history of the Republic of Florence, and still maintains its reputation as the focus of city politics."

Reasons to Recommend: Imposing and Romanesque, the Palazzo Vecchio is Florence, Italy's palatial museum and town hall commanding a view of the Piazza della Signoria, famous for its exterior display of an ersatz Michelangelo's David. As one of Italy's most intriguing museums, the Palazzo Vecchio is a must-see for any visitor desiring to experience the historical beauty and opulent elegance of old Italy. Tourists walking the grounds of the Palazzo Vecchio will be able to view three courtyards built over 500 years ago containing exquisite fountains, frescoes and noble statues depicting Samson and Philistine by Pierino da Vinci and Hercules and Cacus by Bandinelli.

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TOP 7

Museo Casa di Dante

4.4/5
180 Reviews
Florence
732m from downtown
Museum
Famous Residences
118***20
"Dante's former home, a small, unremarkable house in Florence, was famous for the birth of Dante, the great Renaissance pioneer, and was opened by the government as a museum to commemorate the great man. The house houses some Dante publications, portraits of family members and family scenes of the time, and the Dante library, which houses books and literature on Dante published around the world, holds seminars on Dante from time to time."
TOP 8

Medici Chapel

4.6/5
54 Reviews
Florence
625m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
Cemetery
Historical Site
小鱼儿2015
"A cylindrical building, this chapel is also a very interesting area. You can see very good historical buildings here. The Medici is also a very famous family in Italy with a lot of heritage."
TOP 9

Loggia dei Lanzi

4.5/5
85 Reviews
Florence
639m from downtown
Statue/Sculpture
长脸张少侠
""The mercenary gallery consists of wide arches open to the street, three wide sections, used to accommodate the assembly and to hold public ceremonies, such as the swearing-in of the Chief Executive, and the arches, which are supported above the Collins pillar, which appeal to Florentines." So much so that Michelangelo proposed to surround the entire Piazza. On the steps in the middle of the mercenary gallery, there are two Florence signs, a lion marble statue, one on the right originated from the ancient Roman times, and one on the left was carved by Flami • Ovaka in 1598, it was originally placed in the Villa Medici in Rome, and moved to this gallery in 1789. In Florence's eyes, the lion is the symbol of majesty, it is Florence's guardian, guarding the peace and freedom of Florence. Behind the Lobby are five female marble statues, three of which can be identified as Martina, Mariana and Agripina, made from Trajan to Hadrian in ancient Rome, they were found in Rome in 1541 and placed in the Villa Medici in Rome in 1584 In 1789, they were brought here by Peter Loo • Bordeaux, and they have undergone major repairs in modern times. Tickets, time: No tickets and time limit address: P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italian bus: take C2 to Condotta station and get off, go through Via delle Farine Street to Via della Condotta Street, walk about 100 meters to the square."

Reasons to Recommend: Florence, Italy is a city loaded up with work of art that literally is both authentic and heavenly. One place where you can generally see for all intents and purposes such workmanship in an public space is the Loggia dei Lanzi. This outside building comprises of three curves that shelter such famous figures as "The Rape of the Sabine Women", "Perseus with the Head of Medusa" and "Hercules Beating the Centaur Nessus". The structure itself is brightened with marble statues of lions and different embellishments. Its area, adjoining the Uffizi Gallery, makes it a helpful stop on your voyage through Florence's imaginative artful culminations.

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TOP 10

Piazza della Repubblica

4.5/5
110 Reviews
Florence
485m from downtown
Square
fooler0809
"The square is very square, and the surrounding buildings are also very square. When I went there, the merry-go-round actually occupies a prominent position in the center of the square. There are many outsiders, and there are many cafes that are easy to find."
TOP 11

The Baptistery of St. John

4.5/5
110 Reviews
Florence
610m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
Historical Site
真诚7577
"Located in the west of the cathedral, the Baptistery is a white octagonal classical Romanesque building, the famous "Paradise Gate" is here. The next bell tower is 88 meters high, 13.7 meters square, divided into 4 floors of different architectural styles, forming a beautiful landscape."
TOP 12

Santa Maria del Carmine

4.5/5
29 Reviews
Florence
461m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
小思文
"The oldest church in Florence, it has a history of more than 700 years. The church here is very old. You can see the art form a hundred years ago. The church of Santa Maria is closed on Sundays. You must pay attention to the visiting time. select."
TOP 13

Cappella Brancacci

4.3/5
18 Reviews
Florence
458m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
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"The tallest building in the city is the fourth largest Catholic church in the world. This building, which took more than 150 years to complete, has also witnessed the Renaissance. Especially the dome designed by Runelleschi is a miracle in architectural history. The facade of the entire church is also made of multi-color marble for the first time. I walked around it for a few times, but I still couldn’t find an angle to accommodate the panoramic view. How spectacular it is."
TOP 14

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

4.3/5
16 Reviews
Florence
1.3km from downtown
Museum
小思文
"The Archaeological Museum in Florence is a separately charged attraction. The opening hours are different every day. Monday is the shortest. The content of archaeology is varied, including animal fossils and historical sites. It is worth visiting."