The inhabitants of Florence are very proud of their origins and of the fact they are coming from a city so rich in history, beauty and art. Could a Florentine be able to list only 5 unmissable works of art to see in the city? Let’s try it in this article!
Have you ever noticed that if you ask an Italian abroad where he/she is from, he/she never answers with the country but with the city? Usually an Italian is first of all a proud citizen of his city and then of his nation.
So whether you are in the Utah desert or in the Irish countryside, a Florentine will always say that he is proud from Florence and then Italian, obviously assuming that everyone knows where the city is and how beautiful it is. Obviously it applies to all beautiful Italian cities!
Could a Florentine be able to list only 5 unmissable works of art to see in the city? Let’s try it in this article!
Florence thanks to its cultural and artistic history is really known all over the world.
The great names of the Italian Renaissance, which influenced the whole known world at the time, are linked to Florence.
Michelangelo, Raphael and the great Leonardo da Vinci walked the streets of Renaissance Florence, weaving relationships with the most important families and taking commissions for works that have become iconic.
From Mugello Florence is easily reachable and for our foreign customers, but not only, it is an essential destination.
Florence is enchanting in all seasons and it is not easy to make a selection of streets, buildings or works of art to visit because every corner of the city takes your breath away but here is our selection.
The Cathedral of Florence more properly called Santa Maria del Fiore is a monumental work of art that contains histories of great artists and different historical moments. Names like Brunelleschi and Arnolfo di Cambio have made the history of this structure, but not only! With the exterior entirely covered in marble, the Florence Cathedral is the fourth largest in Europe, after St. Peter in Rome, St. Paul in London and the Milan Cathedral. Just walk around the Duomo or admire the Dome to understand the size of the city!
Ponte Vecchio says the name itself is the oldest bridge in Florence, this bridge survived the floods, even the last terrible one in 1966 and is the only bridge that was not destroyed during the Second World War. The surprise of Ponte Vecchio are its shops: only and exclusively goldsmiths!
Piazza della Signoria is simply an open-air museum where you don’t pay the ticket. From the enchanting Perseus by Cellini to the imposing Neptune, the gaze of those who walk in this square does not know where to rest!
Palazzo Medici-Riccardi was once only called Medici and was one of the most important family residences in the city. The great artists met their patrons here, among the most famous certainly the young Michelangelo Buonarroti!
This square has witnessed many human lives. An unforgettable primacy of the city of Florence is the attention to children. In fact, in this square there is the first hospital dedicated to them, Innocenti Hospital. This square not only has an important past and present, today the headquarters of UNIFEC, but is a riot of works of art, starting from the loggia by Brunelleschi to the statues by Giambologna.
Florence is a city of a thousand curiosities and activities for all tastes. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the capital of Tuscanyso easily accessible from Villa Campestri!
We are ready to recommend the other 995 incredible places to visit and then talk about them together in front of our fireplace or in the garden among the olive trees! We are waiting for you at Villa Campestri!
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