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Attractions

Duomo

The Cathedral of Florence, mostly known as the Duomo or formally Santa Maria del Fiore, is the biggest and the most famous cathedral in Florence. This construction which is the symbol of the city was built upon the Santa Reparata Church. Among the most emblematic sites in Italy, the cathedral, with its terracotta dome designed by Brunelleschi and its bell tower by Giotto, stands in the middle of the city as unique landmark of Florence. When going down towards the basement of the church, remains of the original church can still be seen. Moreover, the grave of Brunelleschi is in the basement section.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio is a palace dating back to the 14th century. The most relevant chamber is the "Hall of Five Hundreds", which can be visited on the first floor. Giorgio Vasari worked on decorating this delightfully painted ceiling of this room. Moreover, you may want to admire the sculpture "The Genius of Victory" by Michelangelo.

Pitti Palace

The Pitti Palace is a famous palace, being the largest architectural construction in Florence. This palace, built in 1457 for Pitti family, is one of the first places that you cannot miss while visiting Florence. It was home to Luca Pitti and was later bought by the Medici family in 1549, becoming a treasure house. Paintings, plates, jewelry and luxurious possessions that the powerful family used to own are now part of the huge amount of exhibits of the biggest complex museum in Florence.

Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella is a church located across the train station with the same name in Florence, Italy. Historically, it is the first big basilica and the first church that belongs to the sect of Dominican. It really gives a sense of awe with its art treasures, funerary monuments, and paintings of Gothic and early Renaissance masters. Santa Maria Novella is worth visiting as it houses masterpieces such as "The Holy Trinity" by Masaccio, the famous wooden statue of Crucifix by Brunelleschi, and the "Madonna del Rosario" by Giorgio Vasari for the altar section of the church. Admire the frescoes by Tommaso Strozzi, who was inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, the masterpiece that we know as: hell, purgatory and paradise.

Santa Croce

Santa Croce Basilica is one of the important and famed basilicas in Florence. As a religious construction, it holds the monumental graves of fairly important people such as Galileo, Michelangelo, Dante, Machiavelli. Santa Croce was built by Arnolfo di Cambio in the 13th century who was also the designer of Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio.

Boboli Gardens

Next to Palazzo Pitti, the Boboli Gardens(in Italian Giardini di Boboli ) is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It is a beautiful example of Italian garden designed to be Palazzo Pitti's garden. In addition to being a belvedere where to admire the breathtaking landscape of Florence, it is home to a collection of 16th and 18th-century statues. Take a walk and admire Andromeda statue standing on the Isolotto or the bronze statues of the Fountain of Neptune. Its captivating atmosphere could not be enjoyed until the 18th century, as public access was not allowed.