Things to Do in Florence

People come to Florence for various reasons. The Tuscany capital showcases several Renaissance art and sculpture masterpieces while the architecture spread across the city has immense historic and cultural value. Florence sightseeing covers several important attractions that must simply not be missed. While you’re thinking of the things to do in Florence, it’s interesting to note is that this city has not changed much in several centuries. The fifteenth-century dome of Santa Maria del Fiore is still the most prominent feature of the Florentine skyline.

From galleries to piazzas to markets where you can hop in for a quick bite, only to be entranced by the world of food, Florence offers a plethora of choices when it comes to exploring the city. The city receives millions of tourists every year and yet it has not lost any of its old-world charm in the face of commercialisation. For instance, some of the best hotels here used to be villas. Here’s a look at some of the top things to do in Florence.

One of the best things to do in Florence is to visit the Uffizi gallery. This gallery is home to some awe-inspiring Renaissance art.  After all, where else will you be able to see Botticelli’s amazing paintings especially “Birth of Venus ”? But do bear in mind, there are several other paintings to see here as well.

One of the things that you can absolutely not miss while in Florence is visiting the Piazza Duomo. The cathedral is the largest in the city and the spectacular dome used to be the biggest in the world until 1881. The lantern space at the top has some really spectacular views.

Undoubtedly, one of the things to do in Florence is to visit Galleria dell’Accademia. Particularly to see the 17-foot-tall statue of David that Michelangelo sculpted out of a single block of marble, more than 500 years ago.

Florence sightseeing would be incomplete without a visit to the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge with its hidden corridor and jewellery shops built along it.

Also known as Palazzo Pitti, this was the grand palace of the powerful Medici family and contains several Renaissance era art. There’s so much to see here for history buffs, this is certainly one of the things to do in Florence.

If you’re plans to visit Florence are in place, then do take a look at the SOTC website for good offers and deals on Florence tour packages and Italy tour packages.

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