Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy: it’s full of history, stunning architecture and art, all having a small town feel. Millions of tourists visit the city every year and keep coming back to experience its mystery, beauty plus laid-back lifestyle.
That being said, here are the top things visitors can do in Florence:
Scale the Bell Tower and Duomo – Visitors Get The Best View of the City
Visitors can climb the 476 stairs, which is one of the architectural wonders of the world and look at Giorgio Vasari’s frescos that line the dome’s interior. From the top, visitors can see the whole city, but they can also climb the Bell Tower, which is just adjacent, where they can get a chance of examining the Duomo from an excellent angle.
Giardino delle Rose – Enjoy a Picnic with the Friends
This little garden that is tucked between San Niccolo and Piazzale Michelangelo offers visitors a fabulous, green refuge from the cyclist, wandering crowds and stone walls of the city.
Giardino delle Rose spans a hectare and within the park visitors will find lemon groves, a dozen sculptures, Japanese garden and over 350 varieties of roses, as well as unparalleled views of Florence. There are grassy spaces for visitors to bring snacks and wine and start enjoying.
Piazzale Michelangelo – Families will Enjoy the Best Sun Set in Town
At Piazzale Michelangelo, visitors will get to see the sun while It sets over the city. This is the most popular view overlooking the city: it has been reproduced on numerous photographs and postcards. Also, they will find David’s bronze replica believed to be safeguarding Florence. Visitors can either hire a cab, take the bus or hike to the top.
The Bargello – Visitors will See a Room Full of Donatello’s Masterpieces
Visitors can visit the national sculpture museum, Museo Nazionale del Bargello. The building, which looks like a castle, was built in 1255 to 1350 and was the original government seat. Tourists will get to see Florence’s best Renaissance sculpture collection, which is also among the greatest collection in Italy.
Dante Alighieri – The Whole Family Can Go on a Treasure Hunt
Florence isn’t shy about displaying Dante Alighieri’s Florentine roots. There is a large statue in his honour located in Piazza Santa Croce, which is a museum that is dedicated to Alighieri’s life and works (this includes The Divine Comedy).
There are also verses that are inscribed on several streets in the historical centre. Visitors can go to Santa Margherita de’ Cerchi, this is the church where Alighieri fell in love with the beautiful Beatrice, a doomed plus unrequited passion believed to have inspired most of his work. Link to a site showing the map of Florence: https://www.italyguides.it/en/tuscany/florence/interactive-map-of-florence
Those who have not visited Florence should not be left behind, the should join the millions of tourists who come here yearly to enjoy what the city has to offer. For accommodation in Florence, visitors can go at fiBNB apartments and they won’t be disappointed!