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American Military Cemetery

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About 8 km (5 miles) south of Florence on the road to Siena is one of two American cemeteries in Italy (the other is in Nettuno). It...

Anfiteatro Romano

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The beautifully preserved 2,000-seat Anfiteatro Romano, near the Duomo, dates from the 1st century BC and is still used for summer concerts...

Badia Fiesolana

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From the church of San Domenico it's a five-minute walk northwest to the Badia Fiesolana, which was Fiesole's original cathedral. Dating...

Badia Fiorentina

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Originally endowed by Willa, Marquess of Tuscany, in 978, this ancient church is an interesting mélange of 13th-century, Renaissance,...


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This building started out as the headquarters for the Capitano del Popolo (captain of the people) during the Middle Ages, and was later...


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The octagonal Baptistery is one of the supreme monuments of the Italian Romanesque style and one of Florence's oldest structures. It's...

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

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Michelangelo the architect was every bit as original as Michelangelo the sculptor. Unlike Brunelleschi (the architect of the Spedale...


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The Gothic bell tower designed by Giotto (circa 1266–1337) is a soaring structure of multicolor marble originally decorated with sculptures...

Cappelle Medicee

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This magnificent complex includes the Cappella dei Principi, the Medici chapel and mausoleum that was begun in 1605 and kept marble...

Casa Buonarroti

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If you are really enjoying walking in the footsteps of the great genius, you may want to complete the picture by visiting the Buonarroti...