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  • 1. Duomo

    Around the 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 devise...Read More

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  • 2. Galleria degli Uffizi

    Around the Duomo | Museum/Gallery

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

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  • 3. Giardino Bardini

    The Oltrarno | Garden/Arboretum

    Garden lovers, those who crave a view, and those who enjoy a nice hike should visit this lovely villa and garden, whose history spans centuries...Read More

  • 4. Mercato Centrale

    San Lorenzo | Market/Bazaar

    Some of the food at this huge, two-story market hall is remarkably exotic. The ground floor contains meat and cheese stalls, as well as some...Read More

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  • 5. Santa Croce

    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 probably...Read More

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  • 6. American Military Cemetery

    Santa Croce | 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 contains...Read More

  • 7. Anfiteatro Romano


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

  • 8. Badia Fiesolana

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 9. Badia Fiorentina

    Around the Duomo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

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  • 10. Bargello

    Around the Duomo | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 11. Battistero

    Around the Duomo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 12. Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

    San Lorenzo | Library/Archive

    Michelangelo the architect was every bit as original as Michelangelo the sculptor. Unlike Brunelleschi (the architect of the Spedale degli Innocenti...Read More

  • 13. Campanile

    Around the Duomo | Building/Architectural Site

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

  • 14. Cappelle Medicee

    San Lorenzo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

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  • 15. Casa Buonarroti

    Santa Croce | Museum/Gallery

    If you really enjoy walking in the footsteps of the great genius, you may want to complete the picture by visiting the Buonarroti family home...Read More

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  • 16. Cenacolo del Fuligno

    Santa Maria Novella | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    This delightful Last Supper, executed sometime in the 1470s, has been variously attributed to Perugino or to one of his followers. Its placement...Read More

  • 17. Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia

    San Lorenzo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The frescoes of the refectory of a former Benedictine nunnery were painted in sinewy style by Andrea del Castagno, a follower of Masaccio (1401...Read More

  • 18. Certosa

    The Oltrarno | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The incredible Carthusian complex was largely funded in 1342 by the wealthy Florentine banker Niccolò Acciaiuoli, whose guilt at having amassed...Read More

  • 19. Chiostro dello Scalzo

    San Lorenzo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Often overlooked, this small, peaceful 16th-century cloister was frescoed in grisaille by Andrea del Sarto (1486–1530) and Franciabigio with...Read More

  • 20. Cimitero degli Inglesi

    Santa Croce | 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...Read More

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