Florence Sights

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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,...

Bargello

  • Jail

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

Battistero

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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...

Campanile

  • Building/Architectural Site

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

Duomo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

In 1296 Arnolfo di Cambio (circa 1245–circa 1310) was commissioned to build "the loftiest, most sumptuous edifice human invention could...

Galleria degli Uffizi

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The venerable Uffizi Gallery occupies two floors of the U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi, designed by Giorgio Vasari (1511–74) in 1560...

Gucci Museo

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This museum has all the class and elegance associated with the Gucci name. Tasteful displays of their famous luggage, shoes, and sporting...

Mercato Nuovo

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The open-air loggia, built in 1551, teems with souvenir stands, but the real attraction is a copy of Pietro Tacca's bronze Porcellino...

Museo Galileo

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Although it tends to be obscured by the glamour of the neighboring Uffizi, this science museum has much to commend it: Galileo's own...

Museo dei Ragazzi

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Florence's "Children's Museum" may be the best-kept public access secret in Florence. A series of interactive tours includes "Encounters...

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