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Name Category Location
 
American Military Cemetery
About 8 km (5 mi) south of Florence on the...
Cemeteries Santa Croce
 
Badia Fiorentina
Originally endowed by Willa, Marquess of...
Religious Sites Around the Duomo
 
Bargello
This building started out as the headquarters for...
Museums / Galleries, Jails Around the Duomo
 
Battistero
The octagonal Baptistery is one of the supreme...
Religious Sites Around the Duomo
 
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Michelangelo the architect was every bit as...
Libraries San Lorenzo
 
Campanile
The Gothic bell tower designed by Giotto (circa...
Architectural Sites Around the Duomo
 
Cappelle Medicee
This magnificent complex includes the Cappella...
Religious Sites, Memorials / Monuments San Lorenzo
 
Casa Buonarroti
If you are really enjoying walking in the...
Museums / Galleries Santa Croce
 
Cenacolo del Foligno
This delightful Last Supper, executed sometime in...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Santa Maria Novella
 
Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia
The frescoes of the refectory of a former...
Religious Sites San Lorenzo
 
Certosa
The incredible Carthusian complex was largely...
Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Chiostro dello Scalzo
Often overlooked, this small, peaceful...
Religious Sites San Lorenzo
 
Cimitero degli Inglesi
Familiarly known as the English Cemetery, this is...
Cemeteries Santa Croce
 
Colonna della Giustizia
In the center of Piazza Santa Trinita is this...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Santa Maria Novella
 
Croce al Trebbio
In 1338 the Dominican friars (the Dominican...
Neighborhoods / Streets Santa Maria Novella
 
Duomo
In 1296 Arnolfo di Cambio (circa 1245–circa...
Religious Sites Around the Duomo
 
Galleria degli Uffizi
The venerable Uffizi Gallery occupies two...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces Around the Duomo
 
Galleria dell'Accademia
The collection of Florentine paintings, dating...
Museums / Galleries San Lorenzo
 
Giardino Bardini
Garden lovers, those who crave a view, and those...
Military Sites The Oltrarno
 
Giardino di Boboli
The main entrance to these landscaped gardens is...
Gardens / Arboretums The Oltrarno
 
Le Cascine
In the 16th century this vast park belonged to...
Parks Santa Maria Novella
 
Mercato Centrale
Some of the food at this huge, two-story market...
Markets / Bazaars San Lorenzo
 
Mercato Nuovo
The open-air loggia, built in 1551, teems with...
Markets / Bazaars Around the Duomo
 
Museo Archeologico
Of the Etruscan, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman...
Museums / Galleries San Lorenzo
 
Museo Bardini
The 19th-century collector and antiquarian...
Museums / Galleries The Oltrarno
 
Museo dei Ragazzi
Florence's "Children's Museum" may be the...
Museums / Galleries Around the Duomo
 
Museo del Cenacolo
This way-off-the-beaten-path museum (the name...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Santa Croce
 
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
At press time, the museum was undergoing some...
Museums / Galleries Around the Duomo
 
Museo dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure
Adjacent to this fascinating small museum is an...
Museums / Galleries San Lorenzo
 
Museo di Casa Martelli
The wealthy Martelli family, long associated with...
Museums / Galleries San Lorenzo
 
Museo di San Marco
A Dominican convent adjacent to the church of San...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites San Lorenzo
 
Museo Galileo
Although it tends to be obscured by the...
Museums / Galleries Around the Duomo
 
Museo Horne
Englishman Herbert P. Horne (1864–1916),...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces, Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Santa Croce
 
Museo Marino Marini
A 21-foot-tall bronze horse and rider, one of the...
Museums / Galleries Santa Maria Novella
 
Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia
Housed in part of what was once an ancient...
Museums / Galleries Santa Maria Novella
 
Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
If there's such a thing as a temple for footwear,...
Museums / Galleries Santa Maria Novella
 
Museo Stibbert
Federico Stibbert (1838–1906), born in...
Museums / Galleries Santa Maria Novella
 
Ognissanti
The Umiliati owned this architectural...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Religious Sites Santa Maria Novella
 
Oratorio dei Buonomini di San Martino
Founded in 1441 by Antoninus, Bishop of...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Around the Duomo
 
Orsanmichele
This multipurpose structure began as an...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Around the Duomo
 
Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova
Folco Portinari, the father of Dante's Beatrice,...
Hospitals Around the Duomo
 
Palazzo Davanzati
The prestigious Davanzati family owned this...
Castles / Palaces Around the Duomo
 
Palazzo Medici-Riccardi
The main attraction of this palace, begun in...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces San Lorenzo
 
Palazzo Pitti
This enormous palace is one of Florence's largest...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces The Oltrarno
 
Palazzo Rucellai
Architect Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72)...
Castles / Palaces Santa Maria Novella
 
Palazzo Strozzi
The Strozzi family built this imposing palazzo...
Houses / Mansions Santa Maria Novella
 
Palazzo Vecchio
Florence's forbidding, fortresslike city hall was...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces Around the Duomo
 
Piazza dei Ciompi
Now the site of a daily flea market, this piazza...
Squares Santa Croce
 
Piazza della Repubblica
The square marks the site of the ancient forum...
Squares Around the Duomo
 
Piazza della Signoria
This is by far the most striking square in...
Squares Around the Duomo
 
Piazza Santa Croce
Originally outside the city's 12th-century walls,...
Squares Santa Croce
 
Piazzale Michelangelo
From this lookout you have a marvelous view of...
Squares The Oltrarno
 
Ponte Vecchio
This charmingly simple bridge was built in...
Bridges / Tunnels Around the Duomo
 
San Lorenzo
Filippo Brunelleschi designed this basilica, as...
Religious Sites San Lorenzo
 
San Michele Visdomini
Aficionados of 16th-century mannerism should...
Religious Sites Around the Duomo
 
San Miniato al Monte
This church, like the Baptistery, is a fine...
Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Sant'Ambrogio
Named for the Bishop of Milan, this 10th-century...
Religious Sites Santa Croce
 
Santa Croce
Like the Duomo, this church is Gothic, but, also...
Religious Sites Santa Croce
 
Santa Felicita
This late-baroque church (its facade was...
Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Santa Maria del Carmine
The Cappella Brancacci, at the end of the right...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi
One of Florence's hidden treasures, a cool and...
Religious Sites San Lorenzo
 
Santa Maria Novella
The facade of this church looks distinctly...
Religious Sites Santa Maria Novella
 
Santa Trinita
Started in the 11th century by Vallombrosian...
Religious Sites Santa Maria Novella
 
Santissima Annunziata
Dating from the mid-13th century, this church was...
Religious Sites San Lorenzo
 
Santo Spirito
The plain, unfinished facade gives nothing away,...
Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Sinagoga
Jews were well settled in Florence by the end of...
Religious Sites Santa Croce

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