Travel to Florence



It is at sunset, in the diffuse evening light, that the city is at its most beautiful. In this tag page, we will take you to the most beautiful places in the city of Florence. A walk along the Arno offers a romantic view that has not changed much in the last 700 years. The Piazza del Duomo, is always full of tourists and requires patience. The Uffizi Gallery is not to be missed as it houses the world's finest collection of Italian Renaissance art. Florence, the city of the Medici, has works of art and museums on every street corner, charming shops and delicious restaurants that offer good food at a reasonable price, Especially the famous Florentine steak.


What is Florence's best kept secret?

It is difficult to say what the best kept secret is, as it often depends on what someone finds interesting or exciting. Some might say that Florence's best kept secret is the hiddenlabyrinth beneath the city, which consists of a network of tunnels and catacombs dating back to Etruscan times.
Others would say it is the hidden rooms and treasures in the city's great museums, such as the Uffizi and the Bargello, which are accessible only to scholars and specialists.
It is also possible that Florence's best-kept secret is the city's hiddengardens and parks, often known only to locals, which offer an oasis of peace and tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.

What to see on the Ponte Vecchio?

The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is a well-known and iconic monument in Florence. Built over the Arno River, it is one of the oldest bridges in the city. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Florence and has much to offer visitors. Several buildings can be seen on the Ponte Vecchio, including shops and galleries. The bridge is best known for its jewelry shops, which have been on the bridge for centuries. Visitors can shop for jewelry and other luxury goods. The Ponte Vecchio also has a small church called the Chiesa di Santa Trinita. This church dates back to the 16th century and is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture. Visitors can enter the church to admire its beautiful interiors and artwork. Overall, the Ponte Vecchio is a must see for anyone visiting Florence. It offers a unique combination of history, architecture and shopping, and is one of the city's most impressive sights. Newly opened in 2022 is the secret passageway, Corridoio Vasariano.

How far is Prato and what can I do there?

Prato is about 20 km from the center of Florence. It is the third largest city in the region after Florence and Pisa. Prato is best known for its textile industry, whose history dates back to the Middle Ages. Even today, many famous brands are still produced in Prato. In the market you can often buy genuine branded clothing very cheaply. The city was also an important center for the wool trade and therefore has a rich cultural and historical heritage in textiles.</p

What is Fiesole known for?

Fiesole is a town in the Tuscany region of Italy, located on a hill above Florence. It is best known for its beautiful view of the city of Florence and for its rich history and cultural heritage. Fiesole and the village of Pratolino was originally an Etruscan settlement and later became an important center of Roman civilization. It is the birthplace of several famous artists and scholars, such as the philosopher Marsilio Ficino and the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. Today, Fiesole is a popular tourist destination because of its historical sites, such as the Roman Temple and the Etruscan Museum.

What is the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy?

The Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy is a historical pharmacy in Florence. It is the oldest pharmacy in the world that is still in use and is named after the nearby cathedral of Santa Maria Novella. The pharmacy was founded in the 13th century by the Dominican monks of the cathedral and was used to make medicines and perfumes according to ancient recipes. Today, the pharmacy is still in use and offers a wide range of products, from traditional medicines to modern personal care products. It is a popular destination for tourists interested in the history of pharmacy and Florentine culture.</p

Where can I find Michelangelo's Statue of David?

The Statue of David by Michelangelo can be found in the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy. It is one of the most famous works of Renaissance art and was created by the famous artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. Created between 1501 and 1504, the statue represents the biblical hero David, who is depicted with a sling over his shoulder. The statue is about 4.3 meters high and is made of marble. There is a copy of Michelangelo's statue of David in the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence. The copy was created by the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and stands on a hill overlooking the city."</p

Our travelogues about Florence






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  3. The Zuccotto Fiorentino

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  6. Florence

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