Experience the Florentine Renaissance in the city’s urban fabric.
Florence is renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world . Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, theUffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. See the Michelangelo’s David with your own eyes. Giorgio Vasari in his lives of the artist first published in 1550 said “To be sure anyone who has seen Michelangelo’s David has no need to see anything else by any other sculptor living or dead”.
The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the “newest” area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.
Enjoy lunch in the San Lorenzo market and witness the Florentines burying local produce from the market stalls – go market shopping for leather goods or boutique shopping for signature labels.