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Places to Visit in Florence

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Florence Tourism

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May - Oct

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Tourist places in Florence

Florence is the birth city of the Italian Renaissance in Europe. The medieval roman structures, art galleries, heritage buildings are famous tourist attractions in Florence. It is also called the Tuscan capital of Italy owing to the Tuscany vineyards sprouting some famous wines in the world. Here is a list of the best places to visit in Florence.

Best places to visit in Florence

One of the must see tourist places in Florence is the doomed Cattedrale Di Santa Maria del Fiore aka ‘The Duomo’, which forms Florence’s skyline and is also a home to some awe-inspiring arts. Moulded in the ancient gothic style, the Cathedral is the main church of Florence.

Some of the  best places to visit in Florence are the enchanting art galleries like the Galleria degli Uffizi – a major reserve of the renaissance art and Galleria dell’ Academia – the world famous sculpture and a remarkable collections of musical instruments. A stroll through these galleries is a must for the connoisseurs of the historic art and culture of Florence.

When in the Tuscany region, sipping on the Tuscany wine is a must. Head to those Tuscany vineyards, which are another important tourist attractions in Florence and escape into the valley as you enjoy the world famous wines.

The city is also crowded with historic buildings, city centres and palazzos that adds to its medieval renaissance store. Climbing the 414 stairs of Campanile Tower, a heritage building for getting the view of city, is a must. It is one of those Florence tourist attractions, one must not miss.

Other famous tourist attractions in Florence are the historic political centre of Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Pitti – the largest Palazzo of Florence, the hill-side Boboli Garden, Piazzale Michelangelo, the medieval bridge of Ponte Vecchio and La Basilica di Santa Croce etc. Ponte Vecchio is one of the best picturesque bridges, built over Arno River and boasts of fine jewellery shops at each of its edge.

There is no dearth of places to see in Florence. It is also one of the famous honeymoon destinations as there are some of the world’s best honeymoon places to visit in Florence like the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Boboli gardens and of course the vineyards etc. Go for a romantic walk on the bridge, spend some quality time in the hill-side garden or say cheers to a toast of wine, choice is yours. Also, the above mentioned architectures, museums and art galleries are also hot honeymoon destinations in Florence.

Florence is also a fashion hub, a place where famous brands like Gucci, Chanel, Prada and Cavalli were born. Hence, boutiques and stores of these brands are famous places to visit in Florence for those lovers of fashion. Besides, the Parisian cuisine is a must try for some lip-smacking food.

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FAQ's of Florence

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What is the official language of Florence?

People generally speak Italian in Florence, but most can understand and speak bits of English.

Does Florence have a city card?

The Firenzecard, depending upon which one you buy, offers access to various attractions of the city and local transport.

Is it safe to visit Florence?

It is absolutely safe to visit Florence, but the usual cautionary points apply here as well, such as not trusting strangers with your luggage and taking care of your wallets.

What festivals are celebrated in Florence?

Although there are several festivals celebrated in the city over the year, one of the most important one is the Carnevale that is held in the month of February. It is a representation of the local culture in a creative manner, through dances, shows and floats.

Is there a dress code for visiting the churches and cathedrals of Florence?

Yes, visitors are required to cover their shoulders and legs up to the knees when visiting any religious place in the city.