What to do in Firenze
Updated: 2020-03-06
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There are many things to see and do in Florence, find yourself in the streets of Florence, among the most visited but also most recognized places, and how to stay in an open-air museum that includes:

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata and the Museum of the Opera del Duomo. Each of these monuments would deserve to be treated individually. Over time, however, the idea of ​​transforming the entire square into a single museum pole that could be visited with just one ticket prevailed.


The Old Bridge  is one of the most famous and beautiful bridges, especially in the evening it pervades the city with a romantic atmosphere, being the oldest bridge it is the witness of different phases of history, in fact it was the only bridge to be spared. by the German troops and also the Medici have put their first, with Cosimo I, favoring the construction of the "Vasari Corridor" which refers to the craftsman Giorgio Vasari, architect at the service of Cosimo I then, later, with Ferdinando I who arranged to have the butchers removed, replacing them with goldsmiths and other crafts.


All this puyo can be seen on the first day, on the second day you can visit the Pitti palace and the Boboli garden, this is the largest green monumental area of the city, it is an immense place inside the building there are several exhibitions: The Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments; the Gallery of Modern Art; the Museo degli Argenti; that of Porcelains and the Costume Gallery.
Instead, the Boboli Gardens should be considered a real museum for architectural details and landscape glimpses and is considered a must for those coming to Florence and visiting which takes no less than three hours. Open every day except the 1st and last Monday of the month, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


The Museum of Old Palace has for years been the center of civil power in Florence, inside we find several municipal offices, while in the remaining museums there are also the outside, but Palazzo Vecchio is worth a visit. In fact, we find ourselves in front of one of the most admirable examples of civil architecture of the 14th century, presenting the majestic Arnolfo Tower which can be visited together with the museum. A curiosity. In 2010 the archaeological excavation of the Palazzo's underground areas was completed. Numerous traces and findings of a pre-existing Roman Theater have emerged, whose construction can be roughly placed between the 1st and 2nd century AD These excavations have also become part of the museum itinerary.


The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

In many articles it is suggested among the 10 best things to do and see in Florence the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella just mention the Crucifix painted by Giotto, the wooden Crucifix carved by Brunelleschi and especially the Trinity by Masaccio (in the third span of the left nave ) to realize the historical-artistic and cultural importance of this church built in the XIII century by the Dominican friars. But there is much more to see, the external façade, is one of the most important works of the Florentine Renaissance continuing for the Strozzi and Tornabuoni Chapels without forgetting the Museum and the Great Cloister, In short, the Basilica Santa Maria Novella certainly deserves a thorough visit.



For those who consider food as a fundamental piece of Florence vacation, it is a very famous place for the steak, the Chianina steak then we have the cantuccini, the pappa at tomatos, passandopoi for the ribollita up to the lampredotto in short Florence is good for everyone: vegetarians and carnivores and also for passionate Chianti drinkers.

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Beyond the visit of the beautiful monuments that we find in Florence, it is possible to move slightly from the center to get on board a boat and navigate the river this and this tour will last about an hour and includes the navigation on the river, the visit of the mills that meet during the route and explanation of how once the waters of the river were used for the various purposes of the period. this is done in the months of June on the Arno, then it moves towards the Mugello, near Lake Bilancino, where it is possible to do rafting along the Sieve river or paddle.


In addition to the boboli florence garden and rich in parks including the horticultural park located north of Florence, a garden that throbs with life and flowers, you can take a quiet walk because the garden is not very crowded. Then the Giardino Torrigiani, in order to enter this garden you need to book but it is really worth it, the garden has a neo-Gothic tower in the center at the top there is an observatory that gives the possibility to observe the plants and flowers in the garden.




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