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  • 1. Giardino Bardini

    San Niccolò | 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

  • 2. Certosa

    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

  • 3. Giardino di Boboli

    Garden/Arboretum

    The main entrance to these landscaped gardens is from the right side of the courtyard of Palazzo Pitti. The gardens began to take shape in 1549...Read More

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  • 4. Museo Bardini

    Museum/Gallery

    The 19th-century collector and antiquarian Stefano Bardini turned his palace into his own private museum. Upon his death, the collection was...Read More

  • 5. Palazzo Pitti

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This enormous palace is one of Florence's largest architectural set pieces. The original palazzo, built for the Pitti family around 1460, comprised...Read More

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  • 6. Piazzale Michelangelo

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    From this lookout you have a marvelous view of Florence and the hills around it, rivaling the vista from the Forte di Belvedere. A copy of...Read More

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  • 7. San Miniato al Monte

    Oltrarno | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church, like the Baptistery, is a fine example of Romanesque architecture and is one of the oldest churches in Florence, dating from the...Read More

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  • 8. Santa Felicita

    Palazzo Pitti | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This late Baroque church (its facade was remodeled between 1736 and 1739) contains the mannerist Jacopo Pontormo's Deposition, the centerpiece...Read More

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  • 9. Santa Maria del Carmine

    Santo Spirito | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Cappella Brancacci, at the end of the right transept of this church, houses a masterpiece of Renaissance painting: a fresco cycle that changed...Read More

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  • 10. Santo Spirito

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The plain, unfinished facade gives nothing away, but the interior, although it appears chilly compared with later churches, is one of the most...Read More

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