The Renaissance Cradle
A testimony to a glorious past, Florence is universally recognized as a city of art, a real open-air museum with a unique artistic and cultural heritage. Historic palaces, churches, bridges, and picturesque squares, beyond all the masterpieces offered by the museums, make the city a popular destination for art lovers.
Piazza Duomo is one of the most striking places thanks to the presence of masterpieces such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Novella, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest buildings in Florence. Recognized as the symbol of Florence, the Duomo is an architectural wonder that enchants visitors from all over the world. Its famous dome, built without the use of scaffolding, is considered a splendor and a miracle of Renaissance engineering.
But Florence is also the city of the great masters of 15th- and 16th-century art. The Uffizi Gallery, the Galleria dell'Accademia, and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello are home to the world's most important artistic masterpieces.
And then there are its gardens. Among the most famous, the charming Boboli Garden offers an escape from the city's frenetic rhythm, with its fountains, green walks, and romantic corners, perfect to end a day discovering Florence.