Sights & Attractions in Florence

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Name Category Location
 
Bargello
This building started out as the headquarters for the Capitano...
Museums / Galleries, Jails The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Battistero
The octagonal Baptistery is one of the supreme monuments of the...
Religious Sites The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Michelangelo the architect was every bit as original as Michelangelo...
Libraries San Lorenzo and Beyond
 
Campanile
The Gothic bell tower designed by Giotto (circa 1266–1337) is...
Architectural Sites The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Cappelle Medicee
This magnificent complex includes the Cappella dei Principi,...
Religious Sites, Memorials / Monuments San Lorenzo and Beyond
 
Casa Buonarroti
If you are really enjoying walking in the footsteps of the great...
Museums / Galleries Santa Croce
 
Duomo
In 1296 Arnolfo di Cambio (circa 1245–circa 1310) was commissioned...
Religious Sites The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Galleria degli Uffizi
The venerable Uffizi Gallery occupies two floors of the U-shaped...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Galleria dell'Accademia
The collection of Florentine paintings, dating from the 13th...
Museums / Galleries San Lorenzo and Beyond
 
Giardino Bardini
Garden lovers, those who crave a view, and those who enjoy a...
Military Sites The Oltrarno
 
Giardino di Boboli
The main entrance to these landscaped gardens is from the right...
Gardens / Arboretums The Oltrarno
 
Mercato Centrale
Some of the food at this huge, two-story market hall is remarkably...
Markets / Bazaars San Lorenzo and Beyond
 
Mercato Nuovo
The open-air loggia, built in 1551, teems with souvenir stands...
Markets / Bazaars The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Museo Bardini
The 19th-century collector and antiquarian Stefano Bardini turned...
Museums / Galleries The Oltrarno
 
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
At press time, the museum was undergoing some serious expansion...
Museums / Galleries The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Museo di Casa Martelli
The wealthy Martelli family, long associated with the all-powerful...
Museums / Galleries San Lorenzo and Beyond
 
Museo di San Marco
A Dominican convent adjacent to the church of San Marco now houses...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites San Lorenzo and Beyond
 
Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
If there's such a thing as a temple for footwear, this is it...
Museums / Galleries Santa Maria Novella to the Arno
 
Museo Stibbert
Federico Stibbert (1838–1906), born in Florence to an Italian...
Museums / Galleries Santa Maria Novella to the Arno
 
Orsanmichele
This multipurpose structure began as an 8th-century oratory and...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Palazzo Davanzati
The prestigious Davanzati family owned this 14th-century palace...
Castles / Palaces The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Palazzo Medici-Riccardi
The main attraction of this palace, begun in 1444 by Michelozzo...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces San Lorenzo and Beyond
 
Palazzo Pitti
This enormous palace is one of Florence's largest architectural...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces The Oltrarno
 
Palazzo Strozzi
The Strozzi family built this imposing palazzo in an attempt...
Houses / Mansions Santa Maria Novella to the Arno
 
Palazzo Vecchio
Florence's forbidding, fortresslike city hall was begun in 1299...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Piazza della Repubblica
The square marks the site of the ancient forum that was the core...
Squares The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Piazza della Signoria
This is by far the most striking square in Florence. It was here...
Squares The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
Piazza Santa Croce
Originally outside the city's 12th-century walls, this piazza...
Squares Santa Croce
 
Piazzale Michelangelo
From this lookout you have a marvelous view of Florence and the...
Squares The Oltrarno
 
Ponte Vecchio
This charmingly simple bridge was built in 1345 to replace an...
Bridges / Tunnels The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio
 
San Miniato al Monte
This church, like the Baptistery, is a fine example of Romanesque...
Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Santa Croce
Like the Duomo, this church is Gothic, but, also like the Duomo...
Religious Sites Santa Croce
 
Santa Felicita
This late-baroque church (its facade was remodeled between 1736...
Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Santa Maria del Carmine
The Cappella Brancacci, at the end of the right transept of this...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Santa Maria Novella
The facade of this church looks distinctly clumsy by later Renaissance...
Religious Sites Santa Maria Novella to the Arno
 
Santa Trinita
Started in the 11th century by Vallombrosian monks and originally...
Religious Sites Santa Maria Novella to the Arno
 
Santissima Annunziata
Dating from the mid-13th century, this church was restructured...
Religious Sites San Lorenzo and Beyond
 
Santo Spirito
The plain, unfinished facade gives nothing away, but the interior...
Religious Sites The Oltrarno
 
Sinagoga
Jews were well settled in Florence by the end of the 14th century...
Religious Sites Santa Croce
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