Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Florence

There are so many tourist attractions in Florence that it would be impossible to name them all in one time.  One of those that deserve a mention is Piazzale Michelangelo, a belvedere area built at the end of the nineteenth century by the architect Poggi as part of a huge project that involved the entire city of Florence. Located on the Florentine hills, it is a must for every tourist visiting the city. From there you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city: all the churches, the towers, the Duomo and the Arno River with its wonderful bridges, such as Ponte Vecchio, Santa Trinita and Ponte Alle Grazie.  Another attraction worth mentioning is the Boboli Gardens: a huge green area that extends for a few kilometers, decorated with statues and fountains, typical of the Renaissance gardens. Laid out for the Pitti Palace, it can be described as an outdoor museum as its architectural structure integrates with the landscape.

Its large size extends from Palazzo Pitti to Forte Belvedere.  The latter is certainly another of the architectural works that deserve to be seen in Florence. Born as a military outpost for the security of the sovereign and his family, today it hosts important exhibitions and events. It was realized at the end of 1500 by the famous architect Bernardo Buontalenti for Ferdinando I de Medici.  In the city center we cannot forget Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), another of the city’s major attractions.  Visited every day by thousands of people from all over the world, it’s called so because right after its construction a new bridge was built, hence the attribute of “old”. All the tiny buildings over Ponte Vecchio are home to prestigious goldsmith shops.  Another work that can not be missed is the statue of David by Michelangelo. Both the one in Piazzale Michelangelo and the one in front of Palazzo Vecchio are copies, as the original is kept at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Considered one of the emblems of the Renaissance, it was realized by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the early 1500’s and represents one of the most beautiful works ever made by a man.  Another of the city’s main tourist attractions is the Palazzo Vecchio, one of the city’s iconic monuments. Built around 1300, it is now home to the Florence municipality but it still houses interesting museums as well as two beautiful halls: the Salone dei 500 and the Salone dei 200, two masterpieces of the time.  Finally you can not miss a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world, where important works of art such as the Venus of Botticelli and the Annunciation of Andrea del Verrocchio are displayed.

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