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Florence, or Firenze as it is locally known, is the capital of the Tuscany region in northern Italy. The beautiful city is approximately 90 mins from Rome via train. The city is a hub of art and architecture and a haven for art enthusiasts. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renaissance emerged in a few Northern Italian cities before spreading all across Europe. Artists, thinkers and architects like Donatello, Machiavelli, Ghiberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Ghirlandaio who led the movement hailed from the region surrounding Florence. The city is home to many masterpieces of architecture like Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio and art like ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli and ‘Annunciation’ by da Vinci, among many others.
Things to do in Florence
Florence Cathedral/ Duomo
The Florence Cathedral or the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower is
locally known as the Duomo di Firenze. Construction of the Gothic style
building started in 1296 and was completed in 1436. The Duomo is the mother
church of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence and among the largest
Italian churches. Marble polychrome panels grace the exterior of the church
and the 19th century elegant facade has elements of Gothic
Revival style. The dome of the church offers panoramic views of the city.
The Piazza del Duomo, center of tourist activity in Florence, comprises the
Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile in addition to the Duomo.
Gallery of the Academy of Florence
Gallery of the Academy of Florence, locally known as Galleria dell’
Accademia di Firenze is among the most visited art museums in the country.
The gallery has a vast collection of paintings from the 14th to
the 17th century by many Florentine artists including
Botticelli, Ghiraldino and Michelangelo. The most famous piece here is the
original David sculpture by Michelangelo.
The Michelangelo Square was built as a terrace with a panoramic view of the
River Arno and the city. The cityscape includes the Belvedere Fort, Santa
Croce, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio and the hills of Fiesole and
Settignano. The square is dedicated to its namesake, Renaissance artist
Michelangelo, and has bronze copies of his artworks found all over
Florence. The square can be accessed via cars as well as public transport.
Best Time to Fly to Florence
The best time to take flights to Florence is during the months of April, May, June, September, and October. This period is the peak tourist season in Tuscany and the region experiences pleasant weather.
Airports in Florence
FLR flights are operated to Florence Airport. The international airport is a focus city for Vueling. Major Airlines like Ai France, KLM, Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP Air Portugal and British Airways offer flights to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Lisbon, Copenhagen, and more.