Highlights in Florence

Highlights in Florence during a Mediterranean cruise

Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore

  • the cathedral in Piazza del Duomo
  • the symbol of Florence and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe
  • flanked by Baptiserium and the Campanile
  • built in the 13th- 15th century

Palazzo Vecchio

  • earlier it was the main governmental building in Florence
  • now used as a museum with works of Donatello, Mantengna and Pontormo
  • loated in a front of replica of Michelangelo's David
  • situated on the Piazza della Signoria

Galleria degli Uffizi

  • former palace and now one of the most important art museums in the world
  • the main sight of Florence
  • Museum contains different paintings and sculptures, such as: Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio and Rembrandt

Galleria dell’Accademia

  • the first art academy of Europe
  • museum with sculptures of Michelangelo
  • incl. the original of famous sculpture "David"

Piazzale Michelangelo

  • square with memorial of Michelangelo
  • located on a hill with stunning views of the city and main sights
  • in the center of the square is a copy of the famous statue "David" by Michelangelo

Ponte Vecchio

  • Medieval bridge over the Arno River
  • originally from Roman times, but rebuilt in the 14th century
  • very popular because of the many jewelry stores on the bridge

Basilica di Santa Croce

  • one of the most beautiful churches in Florence dedicated to the Holy Cross
  • the biggest Franciscan church in the world
  • dates from the 13th century (Gothic style)
  • contains a lot of artworks from Donatello and others

Palazzo Pitti

  • palace and museum in a south of the Arno River
  • earlier it aas the residence of a merchant
  • contains the Galleria Palatina with masterpieces by Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, Rubens and Titian