Florence

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  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. Mercato Nuovo

    Piazza della Repubblica | Market/Bazaar

    The open-air loggia, built in 1551, teems with souvenir stands, but the real attraction is a copy of Pietro Tacca's bronze Porcellino (which...Read More

  • 4. Museo dei Ragazzi

    Museum/Gallery

    Florence's "Children's Museum" may be the best-kept public access secret in Florence. A series of interactive tours includes "Encounters with...Read More

  • 5. Museo Galileo

    Piazza della Signoria | Museum/Gallery

    Although it tends to be obscured by the glamour of the neighboring Uffizi, this science museum has much to brag about: Galileo's own instruments...Read More

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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