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Visit Florence

The cathedral dome dominates the silhouette of the city on the Arno which is known throughout the world. This is the birthplace of Renaissance, where the Medici lived and where artists like Michelangelo worked. His David is close to the Uffizi Gallery and is just one of its many famous sights.



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Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.
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Piazza del Duomo, Florence

Piazza del Duomo (English: "Cathedral Square") is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, (Tuscany - Italy). It is one of the most visited places in Europe and the world; here we can find the Florence Cathedral with the Cupola del Brunelleschi, the Giotto's Campanile, the Florence Baptistery, the Loggia del Bigallo, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Arcivescovile and Canonici's palace. The west zone of this square is called San Giovanni square.
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Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Square) is a famous square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence. The famous view from this observation point overlooking the city has been reproduced on countless postcards and snapshots over the years. It was built in 1869 and designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi on a hill just south of the historic center, during the redevelopment of the left bank of the Arno.
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Uffizi

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world. Building of the palace was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici as the offices for the Florentine magistrates — hence the name "uffizi" ("offices"). Over the years, further parts of the palace evolved into a display place for many of the paintings and sculpture collected by the Medici family or commissioned by them.
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Florence Cathedral

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (English: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence. The Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
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Recommended hotels in Florence

Hotel Annalena

Pensione Annalena is a pleasant hotel located in the centre of Florence, in front of the Giardino di Boboli, a few steps from Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio, far from the noise and the frenetic tourism. The hotel, fully air conditioned, is a 16th century historic building, combining modern comfort and ancient past.
 

City

Hotel City is situated in the most ancient part of Florence, in the historical San Lorenzo district, a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station and the Cathedral. The location is ideal for shopping or visiting the most important sites and museums. All guests' requests are satisfied through the efficient and friendly front desk, offering personal service at all hours in a warm, charming and welcoming environment.
 

Consigli

The elegant Consigli Hotel, housed in a Renaissance-style building where Prince Demidoff once resided, enjoys an outstanding location along the Arno river, in the centre of Florence. It lies within walking distance of all of the city's most important sites and is easy to reach from the railway station and by car. The property features a refined atmosphere, with beautiful guestrooms and suites, a bar, a splendid panoramic roof-garden and the convenience of private parking facilities for its guests.
 

Corolle

The hotel Corolle is situated in a quiet residential area of Florence known as Careggi, a few minutes by car from the airport, from the highway exits and from the historic and commercial centre. The property offers private parking, restaurant, lounge, meeting services and American-bar. The hotel is an ideal place for guests seeking comfort. The bus number 14 leaves, frequently, just outside the hotel to the Florence historic center.
 

Andrea

Hotel Andrea is located in a nineteenth-century palace in the heart of Florence, just 200 meters from the Fortezza da Basso, Palazzo dei Congressi and Palaffari, and just 300 metres from Santa Maria Novella, the main train station of Florence. The congress and business centre is also easily reachable on foot. This small and charming hotel is the perfect location for those who wish to enjoy an accommodation in the Tuscan city in a typical Florentine ambience. The property features complimentary wireless internet access, beautiful views on the Piazza dell'Indipendenza square, and a friendly hotel staff offering extensive help in planning your vacation, with reservations, city tours and essential tips. Guests are offered discounted parking at a nearby private garage
 



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