Why Visit Florence
Why Visit Florence
Florence, or Firenze, is a striking city. It is full of beautiful artwork, architecture and history.
Florence, or Firenze, is a striking city. It is full of beautiful artwork, architecture and history. It’s also known as the ‘cradle of the Renaissance’. At Venice Events, we have the pleasure of regularly showing our guests around this city – and they always fall in love with Firenze. Here are just some of our thoughts on why it’s definitely worth visiting Florence:
- The views of the city are beautiful.
- Uffizi Gallery.
- Florence Cathedral.
- Atmospheric streets.
- Tuscan wine and cuisine.
Climb up to Piazzale Michelangelo. It’s a square that sits above the city. It is a popular tourist spot and can be busy, but once you arrive, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of the city skyline, dominated by the Duomo. There’s also a bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David in the centre of the square.
View of Old #Florence from #Piazzale #Michelangelo
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most prominent art galleries in the world. Here you will find some of the world’s most famous works of art. There are 45 museum halls with masterpieces by the hands of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli. One of the best pieces of advice we can give is to tour it with a guide who is expert in art history, and who will offer skip the line tickets. It is a very popular venue, and there’s much to see so you don’t want to lose time waiting in line, and a guide will help you appreciate the stories behind the art.
#Uffizi Gallery #Florence is one of the world’s most important and finest.
The Accademia is Florence’s most visited gallery after the Uffizi. One of the most famous residents of the Accademia Gallery is Michelangelo’s David – his most famous sculpture, which is just stunning to see and is one of the most admired pieces of work in the city. The Accademia also displays Michelangelo’s other sculptures, including the Prisoners and Saint Matthew. The Accademia is also the home of many works by great Italian painters including Botticelli and Ghirlandaio.
#Michelangelo’s #David is housed at the #Accademia in #Florence.
Florence Cathedral dominates the city’s skyline, and if you make it up to the Piazzale Michelangelo, you’ll see a beautiful view of the cathedral’s dome. Make sure you take a closer look at the Cathedral, or the Duomo as it is known, as there’s so much to take in. It really is a most unusual and stunning piece of architecture. You can climb up to the Dome and see different view of Florence. The beautiful bronze doors of the baptistery and the external decoration of the cathedral must be seen up close too, as it is so unique and ornate.
The winding and narrow streets of Florence are incredibly atmospheric. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so it’s also a limited traffic zone, which helps one enjoy exploring the area even more.
#The Duomo in #Florence’s old town after dark.
Florence is in Tuscany, so that means that some of Italy’s best vineyards are on the city’s doorstep. So, you can at least pair your visit to Florence with a trip to a vineyard, or at the very least, enjoy the fruits of Tuscan vines whilst in Florence. Tuscan cuisine is pretty special too, as you would expect. Tuscany is famous for its production of olive oil, herbs, truffles, fruits and vegetables – and the city’s thriving restaurant scene make excellent use of this local produce.
#Beautiful #Tuscany – home of #Florence, #Vineyards and #superb #Italian #Food.
Planning a trip to Florence Italy?
Check out our website at veniceevents.com to see how we can help you explore and enjoy Florence. Join us on a sightseeing tour of Florence and enjoy the views, skip the lines, savour the Tuscan food - all in the company of a passionate local guide.
We look forward to seeing you in Venice soon!
The team at Venice Events.