Florence, cradle of world art and capital of Italian Tuscany, is a city that simulates a museum in all its splendor. Just walking through its historic center you will enjoy some unique works in the world. The questions “What to see in Florence? Where to eat? And Where to sleep?” will be answered below in this great article.
Things to see in Florence
One of the most important sites of the city is the Piazza del Duomo, a site surrounded by three great monuments such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Battistero di San Giovanni and the Campanile de Giotto, three sites to which you should not miss. The cathedral with white marble decoration and its large dome, makes it look impressive from almost all over the city. The Battistero di San Giovanni one of the oldest buildings of the city shines with its great mosaic decoration and finally the bell tower, a splendid site to visit for its great views of the city.
You can’t miss going to the Academy Gallery and glimpsing Michelangelo’s great masterpiece, the David, a white marble sculpture that leaves all visitors breathless because of its large size and details that almost simulate a true human being. You can go visiting from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:15 to 18:50. Keep in mind that it is closed on Mondays.
One of the must-see places in Florence is the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most beautiful bridges in the world: it is a medieval bridge covered by small houses of abundant antiquity, where you can now find jewellery stores along the bridge.
One of the most famous squares of the city is Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, it is as we described at the beginning of the article, a public museum open air, where you can see sculptures and sites of great cultural value (Among which one of the best Michelangelo’s David replicas)
n Florence you will always be walking, and after a long walk through the city the best thing to do is not miss Piazzale Michelangelo, which is one of the places where you can have some of the best views of the city of Florence.
Where to eat and sleep in Florence?
Concerning the food, if you want to taste the real dishes of the Florentine tradition in a simple but welcoming environment, where you feel immediately at ease, the trattoria I’BRINDELLONE is the right place. On the walls, you will find old photographs of Florence and Brindellone, the chariot protagonist of the popular Easter festival that gives its name to the restaurant. The dishes proposed, which are justifiably limited in number, according to the most genuine Florentine tradition, are simple but tasty and solid. They range from the popular “pappa al pomodoro” the most famous tomato soup, to the local charcuterie, and the popular “ribollita”. Naturally, the succulent and abundant Florentine steak is not to be missed.
To close your perfect Florence getaway, we have for you the right element: the most relaxing luxury hotel in the center of Florence. The Brunelleschi hotel is a contemporary twist mixed with historical Renaissance elements. But its strength is its spectacular view of Brunelleschi’s Dome, which marked the birth of Renaissance art and designed the majestic cupola of Florence’s Duomo.
Awake and begin your days with a warm sense of art and breathe in Florence’s history first thing in the morning, all 2 minutes’ walk from the cathedral: In Florence you can’t be in one place without being enchanted with so much beauty and culture in one city.