Florence Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Florence - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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American Military Cemetery

  • Cemetery

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...

Casa Buonarroti

  • Museum/Gallery

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

Cimitero degli Inglesi

  • Cemetery

Familiarly known as the English Cemetery, this is the final resting place for some 1,400 souls. It was designed in 1828 by Carlo Reishammer...

Museo Horne

  • Building/Architectural Site

Englishman Herbert P. Horne (1864–1916), architect, art historian, and collector, spent much of his life in his 15th-century palazzo...

Museo del Cenacolo

  • Museum/Gallery

This way-off-the-beaten-path museum (the name translates as the Museum of the Last Supper) has a stunning fresco by Andrea del Sarto.

Piazza Santa Croce

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Originally outside the city's 12th-century walls, this piazza grew with the Franciscans, who used the large square for public preaching.

Piazza dei Ciompi

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Now the site of a daily flea market, this piazza was a working-class neighborhood of primarily wool- and silk-trade workers in the 14th...

Sant'Ambrogio

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Named for the Bishop of Milan, this 10th-century church once belonged to an order of Benedictine nuns. Just this side of austere, the...

Santa Croce

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Like the Duomo, this church is Gothic, but, also like the Duomo, its facade dates from the 19th century. As a burial place, the church...

Sinagoga

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Jews were well settled in Florence by the end of the 14th century, but by 1570 they were required to live within the large "ghetto,"...

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