Monuments and Tourist attractions in Florence

Discover the most fascinating monuments in Florence and the must-see attractions and monuments when you visit the Italian city.

The three most representative sights

Piazza del Duomo

The Piazza del Duomo is one of Florence’s main symbols. Another characteristic part of the city is the Ponte Vecchio. Both are a must see in Florence.

Piazza della Signoria

The Piazza della Signoria is the political and historical heart of Florence. It is also the liveliest square in Florence. A real treat to see.

Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest and most famous bridge in Florence. It is also considered by many as the most romantic symbol and spot of the city.  

The three must-see sights in the Piazza del Duomo

Campanile di Giotto

The Campanile di Giotto is the Florence Cathedral bell tower. It was built during the fourteenth century by Giotto and Andrea Pisano.

Florence Cathedral

Il Duomo di Firenze (Florence Cathedral) is the most important church of Florence. With an impressive dome, it is the highest point in the city.

Battistero di San Giovanni

The Battistero di San Giovanni (Florence Baptistery) is the oldest building in Florence. Made out of white and green marble, it part of the Duomo Complex.

The two most spectacular churches

Basilica di Santa Croce

The Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence is the largest Franciscan church in the world. It is the resting place of Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli.

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

The Basilica di Santa Maria Novella was the principle Dominican church in Florence, as Santa Croce was the main church of the Franciscans.

Other places to see in Florence

Boboli Gardens

Previously owned by the Medici family, it was opened to the public in 1766. Visitors will come across a collection of statues, fountains, lakes and caves.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Located on the plateau to the south of the Arno River, the Piazzale Michelangelo is the best lookout to see the most impressive view of Florence.

Guided Tours in English

If you want to get to know the most important places in Florence with an English speaking guide, take a look at our guided tours in Florence