Florence museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Gallery of Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, as well as the Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the more “authentic and lively” area of Florence, the Oltrarno.
When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors.
Climb the hill to Piazzale Michelangelo and the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.