One of the wealthiest and most powerful European cities from medieval times, Florence is called “the cradle of Renaissance,” and its magnificent architecture, churches, and palaces full of art never stopped attracting artists and art lovers. Its center is closed to traffic, and walking through ancient cobblestoned streets presents you with surprises on every corner.
Walk from the magnificent Duomo cathedral, the Uffizi gallery, and Pitti Palace to the Baptistry, the Bargello, and the Accademia and churches such as Santa Maria Novella and Santa Maria della Croce. You can also admire the priceless art treasures left behind by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto, and Michelangelo. Cross the Ponte Vecchio Bridge over River Arne packed with artists and visit modern Florence in Oltrarno, spend some time in the majesty of Boboli Gardens, and go up the hill to the San Miniato al Monte church to take in the view of the timeless beauty of Florence.
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