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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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,...

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...

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 workers...

Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia

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

Certosa

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

Chiostro dello Scalzo

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

Duomo

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A stark medieval interior yields many masterpieces. In the raised presbytery, the Cappella Salutati was frescoed by 15th-century artist...

Duomo

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

Museo del Cenacolo

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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.

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