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World heritage site · Art Museum
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Pay tribute to one of Italy's most renowned artists at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Founded in the late 18th century as an art school, the
World heritage site · Religious Site
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The symbol of the city and its main church, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is renowned for its huge dome engineered by Filippo Brunellesc
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World heritage site · Landmark
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Piazzale Michelangelo is decorated with bronze replicas of some of Michelangelo's best-known sculptures. This famous square offers panoramic
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World heritage site · Bridge
Ponte Vecchio , Florence
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Walk across one of Florence's oldest and most iconic landmarks, Ponte Vecchio. Spanning the Arno river in the heart of the city, the 14th-cen
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World heritage site · Art Museum
Pitti Palace , Florence
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A 15th-century palace, Pitti Palace now houses several important museums of fine art and historical objects. The castle was previously a priv
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Florence

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When you visit Florence, you'll have a chance to admire some of the most prominent masterpieces produced during the Italian Renaissance. Not just art lovers, but every visitor to the city should make sure their list of things to do in Florence includes a visit to famous art galleries and museums like Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell'Accademia. In a city that's a kind of open-air museum, you can simply amble about its charming streets, stopping to sip espresso at Piazza della Signoria and dropping by Piazza del Duomo to appreciate the architectural magnificence of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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Where to stay in Florence

Variety is not a problem when deciding where to stay in Florence. The compact town center is packed with hotels, hostels, and small inns. The drawback of this upmarket central area is that even family-run B&Bs often cost as much as luxury hotels. For more affordable lodgings, explore the area outside the tourist-driven city center. Staying in one of the city's residential neighborhoods allows you to immerse yourself in the daily life of local Florentines. B&Bs and hotels outside the center offer private parking and spacious rooms, all within walking distance of the main tourist sites.
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