Top Attractions in Florence, Italy

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo

This collection of buildings include the baptistery, the bell tower, the cathedral, and its museum. Inside are some of the most famous pieces of art and architecture from Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Giotto, and Michelangelo of the Italian Renaissance.

Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery of St. John)

This octagon-shaped baptistery is from the 12th century. It has a marble façade, intricate mosaics, and, most famously, Ghiberti’s bronze panels.

Piazzale Michelangiolo

This beautiful terrace sits above the city and offers a magnificent, 360-degree view. From this spot, Italy’s most known structures, including the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Croce, and Brunelleschi’s dome, are fully visible.

Uffizi Palace and Gallery

This is one of the world’s top art museums. It contains a diverse range of high-quality collections that display the influence of 14th- to 16th-century art in Florence on western art. From Byzantine images to Renaissance landscapes, you will find it all at the Uffizi Palace and Gallery.

Piazza della Signoria and the Loggia dei Lanzi

Ever since its creation in the 14th-century, this square has been the center of power in Florence. It is still one of the most popular social centers in Florence; tourists and locals can admire the Neptune Fountain, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Loggia dei Lanzi, Michelangelo’s David, and Benvenuto Cellini’s best-known work, Perseus with the Head of Medusa.

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