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Top Attractions in Florence

The city of Florence is an open-air museum with countless things to do and see. Discover the best places to visit in Florence:

The three most-renowned attractions in Florence

  • Piazza del Duomo The Piazza del Duomo is one of Florence’s main symbols, as is the Baptistery, the Campanile, the Piazza del Duomo and the Florence Cathedral.
  • Piazza della Signoria The Piazza della Signoria is the political and historical heart of Florence. It is also the liveliest square in Florence.
  • Ponte Vecchio The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest and most famous bridge in Florence and one of the most renowned in the world. The shops built along it are a symbol of the romanticism of this stunning city. The “Old Bridge” is also the oldest stone bridge in Europe.

The three top attractions in Piazza del Duomo

  • Catedral de Florencia Il Duomo di Firenze (Florence Cathedral) is the most important church of Florence and one of the largest Catholic churches in the world. It has a stunning white and green marble façade and its impressive 45-metre dome is the highest point in the city.
  • Campanile de Giotto The Campanile di Giotto is the Florence Cathedral bell tower. It was built during the fourteenth century by Giotto and Andrea Pisano.
  • Battistero di San Giovanni The Battistero di San Giovanni (Florence Baptistery) is the oldest building in Florence. It is part of the Duomo Complex, and like the other buildings is also made of white and green marble. It is located just in front of the Cathedral.

Florence's two most stunning churches

  • Iglesia de Santa Croce The Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence is the largest Franciscan church in the world and the city’s greatest mausoleum. It is the resting place of Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and nearly 300 other illustrious Italians.
  • Iglesia de Santa María Novella The Basilica di Santa Maria Novella was the principle Dominican church in Florence. Its interior is beautifully decorated with truly beautiful works of art on its walls.

Other top attractions in Florence

  • Jardines de Boboli Exploring this garden means reliving the history of the Medici family. As owners of the Palazzo Pitti in mid sixteenth century, the Medici designed what is now the largest park of Florence. 
  • 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 panoramic​ view of Florence.

English-speaking guided tours

If you would like to discover the city’s most-popular attractions with an English-speaking guide, why not check out our guided tours of Florence?

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