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3 Days in Florence, Italy

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The cradle of the Renaissance, timeless, breathtaking, stunning, and culture and art center like no other. This is Florence, a thrilling city that will make your heart dance with joy. Former home to the powerful de' Medici dynasty which their political power influenced the course of the city, and Europe's history for centuries. This is the city where great and brilliant artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli worked, and their masterpiece artworks scattered all over the city. There are 72 museums in Florence, and it's on the travel wish list of every art lover in the world.

Many words have been written and said about Florence's beauty, the winsome lanes, the romantic atmosphere, and the city's charm. It is all justified and true, and your travel to this wonderful city will make you fall in love with all it has to offer. This itinerary efficiently maximizes your experience and makes sure you will not miss any must-see, based on the time you have to explore Florence.
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The Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia) is another must-visit museum in Florence. It is one of the most famous museums in the city, known for its impressive collection of Renaissance art. The museum is home to the phenomenal marble statue of David, by Michelangelo, as well as other works by the artist such as the four unfinished Prisoners. Visitors can also see works by Botticelli, Lippi, and many other outstanding artists.
  Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
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Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral Square, is an embodiment of Florence. Timeless beauty, captivating, popular, with rich history and exceptional architecture. As part of the historic center of Florence, Piazza del Duomo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The square contains some of the most iconic places in the city. First and foremost is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore which its dome is one of Florence's most recognizable symbols. Another landmark you can find at Piazza del Duomo is the Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni). The Baptistery resides in a magnificent antique Romanesque building with an exquisite interior and contains the Tomb of Antipope John XXIII. Also, Piazza del Duomo includes Campanile di Giotto, Giotto’s Bell Tower, a wonderful 85 meters bell tower from the 14th century.
  Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence Cathedral) is the largest church in Europe and the third-largest in the world after San Pietro in Rome and San Paolo in London. The red-brown dome of the cathedral is one of the most iconic images of Florence. The outstanding Roman Catholic cathedral is UNESCO World Heritage Site and is mesmerizing, in and out.
  Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Baptistery of St. John (or Florence Baptistery) is one of the oldest buildings in Florence, dating back to the 4th century AD. The baptistery is known for its beautiful mosaics and the famous "Gates of Paradise" door by Ghiberti. Visitors can also explore the octagonal shape of the building and the acoustics of the dome.
  Piazza San Giovanni, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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Symbol to innovation and creativity, Cupola del Brunelleschi is truly an architectural wonder. The spectacular dome of Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is one of the most admirable monuments in Florence. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, which is a pioneer and notable renaissance architect. Brunelleschi's dome which was constructed from 1420 until 1436, pushed the architecture and engineering boundaries of its time and produce an extraordinary dome that is one of the most beloved and popular places in Florence.
  Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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Giotto's Campanile (or Giotto's Bell Tower) is a famous bell tower and one of Florence's symbols, which is located in the Piazza del Duomo. The tower was designed by the notable Italian architect and painter, Giotto, and is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city. Visitors can climb the 414 steps to the top of the tower for a stunning panoramic view of the city and see the beautiful frescoes and mosaics inside.
  Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest churches in Florence and is considered to be one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in this stunning city. The marvelous church is home to many famous works of art, including frescoes by Ghirlandaio and Masaccio, as well as sculptures by Donatello and Giotto. Visitors can also explore the crypt and the chapels.
  P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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Piazza della Repubblica is a historic square located in the heart of Florence. The square is home to many important landmarks and is a popular spot for locals and tourists. Visitors can see the iconic Fontana del Nettuno, as well as the Loggia del Pesce and the Palazzo delle Poste. The square is also home to many restaurants and cafes where visitors can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine.
  Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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Piazza della Signoria was the beating heart of the Florentine Republic. The square resides right next to Palazzo Vecchio which serves the people of the republic and their rulers. For centuries, the winsome square was and still is a place of gathering for the people of Florence and was witness to numerous historical and social events in the city.
  P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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A masterpiece artwork by the Italian sculptor, Benvenuto Cellini, Perseus with the Head of Medusa is an enchanting bronze sculpture and a fine example of renaissance art.
  P.za della Signoria, 2r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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The colorful medieval bridge, Ponte Vecchio, is one of Florence's most known landmarks. Ponte Vecchio, which was built during the Middle Ages, is an entrancing arch bridge that connects the banks of the Arno River. The bridge's uniqueness is driven by the fact that as not as most bridges, stores, and shops were built on it.
  Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
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Nestled behind the Pitti Palace in Florence, the Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) beckon you into a lush haven that seamlessly intertwines nature and art. Commissioned in the 16th century by the Medici family, these historic gardens have evolved into a masterpiece of Italian landscaping. Famous for their terraced layout, sculpted greenery, and Renaissance-style architecture, the Boboli Gardens provide a serene escape from the city's bustle. Stroll along tree-lined avenues, discover hidden grottoes, and marvel at statues by artists like Giambologna. The gardens' panoramic views of Florence and their immersive blend of flora and culture make them a captivating retreat for those seeking tranquility and beauty.
  Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
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Originally built in the 15th century for the banker Luca Pitti, and since carrying its name. The Majestic residence underwent massive changes when purchased in 1550 by de' Medici family to serve as their home. Palazzo Pitti includes fantastic museums, some of the finest and most fascinating in Florence: Gallery of Modern Art, Carriage Museum, Royal Apartments, Porcelain Museum, Costume Museum, Palatina Gallery, and the Silver Museum.

In Pitti Palace you will also find the Giardino di Boboli, Boboli Gardens. Enticing and alluring gardens, and another must-visit while you are in Florence.
  Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
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Florence is an international art center, with 72 museums that contain an exceptional amount of masterpiece artworks. Visiting the Uffizi is an absolute must to anyone who loves art. The Uffizi Gallery dwells in a remarkable building from the 16th century which was designed by the notable Italian artist and architect, Giorgio Vasari.

The Museum contains a stunning collection of paintings and sculptures that begins with the Middle Ages. Including, of course, the Renaissance days which were characterized by an unprecedented amount of masterpiece artworks and artistic creativity. Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Botticelli, and Verrocchio, are a few of the fantastic artists that their artworks are exhibited at the Uffizi.
  Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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Ponte alle Grazie is a lovely bridge and another wonderful landmark in beautiful Florence. The original bridge was built during the 13th century but was destroyed during the Second World War. The new bridge was built after the war and it connects the banks of the Arno river and provides a beautiful view of the river and the city.
  Lungarno delle Grazie, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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Piazzale Michelangelo is a famous terrace located on a hill in Florence, offering stunning views of the city. It is a great place to visit to get a panoramic view of this breathtaking city and to see some of the famous landmarks, such as the Duomo. The terrace is also home to a replica of the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.
  Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Basilica of Santa Croce is one of the most famous churches in Florence, known for its beautiful architecture and its association with some of the most remarkable figures in Italy's history. The church is home to the tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli, as well as frescoes by Giotto and other brilliant artists.
  Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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A palace that was constructed and designed to reflect the power of the republic and to serve as an administrative and governmental center. As part of this demonstration of power, Palazzo Vecchio has a tower you cannot miss which rises to the height of 94 meters. The work on the palace began in 1299, but it took decades to complete the original design. Located at Piazza della Signoria, the beginning the palace was called Palazzo della Signoria. Underwent many changes during the 13 – 16 centuries, Palazzo Vecchio today hosts Museo dei Ragazzi and the Town Hall.
  P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Strozzi Palace is a Renaissance palace located in the heart of Florence. The palace was built in the 15th century and is now home to exhibitions, cultural events, and conferences. Visitors can also explore the beautiful architecture of the palace, including the courtyard and the loggia.
  Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Opera del Duomo Museum is located in Florence and is dedicated to the history and art of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as the Duomo. The museum features a collection of sculptures, architectural elements, and other artifacts from the cathedral, as well as a panoramic terrace offering views of the city. Visitors can also learn about the history of the cathedral and the artists who worked on it.
  Piazza del Duomo, 9, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Riccardi Medici Palace is a beautiful palace located in Florence, built in the 14th century for the famous Medici family. The palace is known for its ornate decoration, frescoes, and artwork. It is now a museum showcasing the history and art of the Medici family. Visitors can also explore the splendid gardens and courtyards.
  Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
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Basilica di San Lorenzo is an impressive church, who used to be the parish church of the Medici family. The ancient church was built during the 15th century and serves as the Duomo for 300 years, is one of the oldest in Florence and. The importance of the church is also due to its wonderful Renaissance architecture which was partly designed by Michelangelo. The basilica is also containing the Medici Chapel (Cappelle medicee), the last resting place of the family which designed much of Florence's history for centuries.
  Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Cappelle Medicee, also known as the Medici Chapels, is a complex of chapels located in the Basilica of San Lorenzo. The chapels were built by the famous Medici family and are home to some of the most remarkable works of art in Florence, including sculptures by Michelangelo and frescoes by Bronzino. Visitors can also explore the crypt and the New Sacristy.
  Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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The Central Market, also known as the Mercato Centrale, is a great place to visit to experience the local culture and cuisine of Florence. The market is home to a wide variety of vendors selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and other foods. Visitors can also find local crafts and souvenirs.
  Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Via dell'Ariento, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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