Florence

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  • 1. 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

    Piazza della Signoria | Museum/Gallery

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

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  • 3. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

    Duomo | Museum/Gallery

    A seven-year restoration of this museum and its glorious reopening in October 2015 have given Florence one of its most modern, up-to-date museums...Read More

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  • Santa Croce

    4. 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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  • 5. Bargello

    Bargello | 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 a prison...Read More

  • 6. Battistero

    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. Local legend...Read More

  • 7. 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...Read More

  • 8. 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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  • 9. Galleria dell'Accademia

    San Marco | Museum/Gallery

    The collection of Florentine paintings, dating from the 13th to 18th century, is largely unremarkable, but the sculptures by Michelangelo are...Read More

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  • 10. Palazzo Vecchio

    Piazza della Signoria | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Florence's forbidding, fortresslike city hall was begun in 1299, presumably designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, and its massive bulk and towering...Read More

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  • 11. Ponte Vecchio

    Bridge/Tunnel

    This charmingly simple bridge was built in 1345 to replace an earlier bridge swept away by a flood. Its shops first housed butchers, then grocers...Read More

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