La Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (literally transalted as the cathedral of Santa Maria with a lily) is the main church of Florence and one of the largest temples in Italy
Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is one of the most important sights of the city symbolizing the power of the Republic of Florence. It was the seat of the republican government and for several centuries there were taken all political decisions
Piazza della Signoria is a splendid open-air museum in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. For centuries the square was the center of social and political life of Florence, and now it the center of art
Piazzale Michelangelo is on an elevation overlooking the Arno. From this observation point one can have the most beautiful view on the Old Town of Florence. From that place you may admire the most beautiful sunsets tingeing the waters of the Arno with gold
In 1440 Luca Pitti began the construction of Palazzo Pitti, the largest and the most beautiful palace in Florence, on the left bank of the Arno river to rival the glory, if not power, of the Medici
One of the most beautiful parks in Italy, the Boboli Gardens, is on the side of tall hill behind the Palazzo Pitti. It is one of the mandatory places to visit in Florence
Ponte Vecchio, meaning old bridge in English, dates back to 1345. It is really the oldest bridge in Florence, and it is also the only bridge that preserved its original appearance. Today Ponte Vecchio may be rightly put among the main tourist attractions of the city
The Uffizi Gallery was built on the Piazza della Signoria in the 16 century. The Medici ruling in Florence had collected the works of art for centuries. You could rightly put the Uffizi Gallery among the most significant and interesting museums of not only Italy but the entire world
Santa Croce Basilica is aside from the most popular pedestrian tours of Florence, but you should visit it to see the necropolis of the great people of Florence and all Italy
Historical center of Florence is a completely pedestrian zone. It has such a great number of sights that Florence is rightly called the cultural center of Italy
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