Discover Florence town
Discover Florence Town is where the start of the Renaissance Period. Florence is also The home to the Medici family, and also the great sculpture artist Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci and the 13th Century writer Dante and the astronomer Galileo. Florence as a city that holds many treasures of the past the great influence of the 15th Century onwards , Florence it self is a Unesco Heritage City and is perfect to explore by foot. The city with the Piazza MicheAngelo and the Santa Croce Basilica and Santa Maria dei Fiore better Known as the Duomo ( old Bridge) , where there are the many shops built open the edge.
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One of Florence's most popular site is its Duomo (cathedral) which finds itself in the Piazza San Giovanni in front of the Basilica of Santa Reparata which is the Gothic Cathedral which was constructed by Arnolfo Di Cambio in 1295 but was completely finished in 1436 which was engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi., The outside is made up of green, pink, and white marble, has several elaborate doors and interesting statues. Inside, you will find in the shape of a Latin cross with three naves. Among the many art works and the frescoes for G. Acuto (by Paolo Uccello) and for Niccolo da Tolentino (by Andrea del Castagno)
Has massive bronze doors which were designed by Lorenzo Ghiberti, is also one of Florence's oldest buildings, which is located in the Piazza San Giovanni next to the Duomo the Bell tower (Giotto's).
The Pitti Palace was built in the (15th-century), is the largest building in Florence ( palace) , and was home to the Medici family. the actual Grounds cover more than three hectares and was built for the banker Luca Pitti ( by Brunelleschi ) towards the 15th Century . it is now home to the Costume museum and many pieces of art and furniture. The palatina Gallery , the Silver Museum . the gallery of Modern art and the Little palace of the Cavaliers , then you will also find the Porcelain Museum and costume Gallery.
The Uffizi Museum
The Uffizi Considered one of the world’s great museums, the Uffizi is home to many of the best art works in time , the Uffizi palace was built in the 16th century by Giorgio Vasari , which he did not complete , but after his death the completion was done by the architects Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti. Located in Piazza della Signoria its follows down the Arno River to the palazzo Vecchio ( by the footbridge ). The actual Uffizi holds thousands of masterpieces from the great Italian artists from the 13th Century up until the 18th Century. Names like Giotto, Angelico , Botticelli , Caravaggio , Rembrandt , Durer, Goya, and the Vasari wing and many other rooms that hold the most important collection of art in the world.
National Bargello Museum Built in the 11th Century ( approx 1255) it has a large collection of sculptures from the Renaissance period and the with works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Giambologna and Cellini, and also there is a section on the collection of the Mannerist bronzes.
Academia Gallery The Galleria dell'Academia the academy holds again some of the most important paintings and sculptures dating from the period of the 13th-16th centuries. Most important and why the academy has such great significance for who comes to Florence is to visit Michelangelo's David, this is the most famous sculpture in the world as well as other sculptures by Michelangelo.
Also there is a collection from the Medici Family musical instruments.
The famous square in Florence Piazza della Signoria right in the historical part of Florence which has an open air sculptures exhibited in the square.
Also is home to a copy of the original David of Michelangelo. This piazza since the middle ages has been home to the political affairs of the city and also the Medieval Palace ( palazzo Vecchio ) which was built from the 13th and 14th Century by Arnolfo Di Cambio , Elaborated architecture and rooms and also private apartments .
The church of Santa Croce
In Florence you will be able to see many superb 14th-century and later churches and the fine expert Designs of the Florentine artista and sculptures . One of these is the Church of Santa Croce which is also home to one of Brunelleschi's most important works, the Cappella dei Pazzi.
The Ponte Vecchio the (old bridge) this is Florence’s most famous bridge, which was built in 1345, this is the first bridge to be built to travel across the Arno River and is also the only surviving bridge from medieval period in Florence unfortunaly due to the hand of man the others were destroyed in the Second World War . Ponte Vecchio is also famous for its well respected gold and silver makers and you can admire the wonderful view of the last remaining bridge of this period in time