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15 Best Things  to Do in Florence, Italy

It’s no surprise that Florence, Italy, attracts nearly 15 million tourists every year.  This unique city has so much to see from its gorgeous cobblestone roads, palaces, world-famous museums, Medici chapels, and surrounding vineyards.

Situated right in the center of the rolling Tuscany hills, Florence houses an incredible amount of genuine Renaissance art.  Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, you don’t want to miss your chance to explore this incredibly historic city.

Get your bearings of Florence by taking a walking tour.

A great place to start is at Basilica di San Lorenzo, a beautiful church at the center of the city’s main market district.  This market is enormous and you can find almost anything there.

Experience Renaissance art in the world-famous Uffizi Gallery.

The Uffizi building is one of the oldest buildings in Florence.  The Medici family owned one of the most popular banks in Florence during the 1500s and the Uffizi building was built to house their offices.

Observe classic Italian art by visiting the Galleria dell’Accademia.

Here you’ll be able to observe over 70 works created by Leonardo Da Vinci and it is most notably known for housing Michelangelo’s sculpture David.

Explore Florence’s famous Brunelleschi Dome.

Brunelleschi’s Dome is considered the symbol of Florence.  Built by Filippo Brunelleschi during the 1400s, this dome is the largest masonry vault in the world.

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