Florence, Panoramic View

                Ponte Vecchio

 


            Photo by Richard DiPalma


 

 








 

 

Discover the city of Florence! Firenze, “The Cradle of Renaissance” is the capital city of Tuscany and it was the 1st capital of the Italian Republic before Rome.Walk through our suggested itineraries. Admire monuments such as the Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s “Gates of Paradise”, the palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, ascend to the top to admire the dome by Brunelleschi, enter the Church of Santa Croce which houses the rich monuments of great artists, such as: Machiavelli, Galileo, Alberti, Michelangelo, Foscolo, and others. Stop by the Galleria dell’Accademia to admire Michelangelo’s David. Spend some time at the Bargello or the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums in Italy and in the world. The Uffizi contains masterpieces by Italian and foreign artists from 13th to 18th century such as Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Beato Angelico, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Piero della Francesca, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, along with Rubens, Rembranndt, Dürer, Goya and many others. The Vasari corridor that connects the Uffizi Gallery with the Pitti Palace hosts a rich collection of self-portraits by past and present artist. Built by Vasari in 1565, it passes above Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city, with its many jewelry shops. Discover window shopping! Florence is the city of gold and leather! Enjoy a panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo or opt for an excursion to the nearby hill town of Fiesole.