Attractions to explore nearby Parco delle Cascine
One of Florence's largest parks with playgrounds and is a great place to let the little 'uns loose. It was a hunting reserve for the Medici dukes, but Peter Leopold opened it to the public in 1776, with boulevards, fountains, and bird sanctuaries. In the late 19th century, horse racing began here. Queen Victoria was a fan of Florence and would toddle along to the Cascine during her stays. The park now covers an area of 160 hectares. It has the shape of a long and narrow stripe, on the north bank
The Brancacci Chapel, located inside the church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence, represents one of the highest examples of Renaissance painting. It is the result of the collaboration of two of the greatest artists of the time, Masaccio and Masolino da Panicale, to which the hand of Filippino Lippi must be added, called to complete the work about fifty years later. The church and the chapel are treated as separate places to visit and as such have different opening times.
The basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important churches in Florence and stands on the homonymous square. If Santa Croce was and is an ancient center of Franciscan culture and Santo Spirito hosted the Augustinian order, Santa Maria Novella was for Florence the reference point for another important mendicant order, the Dominicans. The church, the adjoining cloister, and the chapter house contain a multiplicity of art treasures and funerary monuments.
The Central Market of Florence is located between via dell'Ariento , via Sant'Antonino, via Panicale and piazza del Mercato Centrale . It was one of the results of the rehabilitation period, from the period of Florence as the capital of Italy at the end of the 19th century. Inside the market, vendors sell various primary ingredients of Tuscan cuisine. In the northern corner of the market, there is a seafood area in which vendors sell fish and shell fish that have been wild-caught in Italy or imp
Piazza Santo Spirito is a square of the district Oltrarno in Florence. The square was formed in the thirteenth century, like other squares in front of important religious buildings, to accommodate the crowds who attended the prayers of the Augustinians, owners of the Basilica of Santo Spirito Frequent home to markets and flea markets, it is full of restaurants and nightclubs, craft shops and artists' studios.
The Medici chapels, built as the burial place of the Medici family, are now a state museum in Florence, obtained from some areas of the basilica of San Lorenzo. The rooms are now known collectively as "Medici chapels" were built between the 16th and 17th centuries as an extension of the Brunelleschi basilica in order to celebrate the Medici family. The Medici chapels are now a museum, which can be accessed from the back of the basilica, in Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini.
The church of Santo Spirito is one of the main basilicas of the city of Florence. It is located in the Oltrarno district, the southern part of the historic center, and with its simple facade dominates the square of the same name. It was built on the remains of the thirteenth-century Augustinian convent destroyed by a fire in 1371. This church is nestled in a quiet little corner of Florence and it is very possible that you will pass in front of it several times before even really noticing its per
Palazzo Strozzi in Florence is one of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance palaces. Of imposing size, it is located between the homonymous via Strozzi and Piazza Strozzi, and via Tornabuoni, with three grandiose identical portals on as many sides. A true masterpiece of Florentine Renaissance civil architecture, it was begun at the behest of Filippo Strozzi, a wealthy merchant belonging to one of the wealthiest families in Florence, traditionally hostile to the Medici faction.
The basilica of San Lorenzo is one of the main Catholic places of worship in Florence, located in the homonymous square in the historic center of the city. It is one of the churches that compete for the title of oldest in the city and has the dignity of minor basilica. The tourist market of San Lorenzo is held near the church. For three hundred years it was the city's cathedral before the official seat of the bishop was transferred to Santa Reparata.
St Trinity Bridge is a road bridge, elliptical arch bridge, and masonry bridge that was built from 1566 until 1569. The project is located in Firenze, Florence. It was the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, characterized by three flattened ellipses. In addition to the graceful, flattened arches that span the river the bridge is also decorated with statues of the Four Seasons, which appear at each corner of the bridge. It was now one of the major attractions in this area.
The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana is the Medici’s library designed by Michelangelo in the San Lorenzo complex in Florence. It is also a major working library. Laurentian Medici Library. The Laurentian Medici Library is a major library in Florence. For tourists, the main sight is the magnificent Renaissance reading room designed by Michelangelo. the library was built to emphasize that the Medici were no longer merchants but members of intelligent and ecclesiastical society. It contains manuscri
La Specola' houses a large zoological collection, the largest collection in the world of eighteenth-century anatomical waxes, the unique collection of the Sicilian coroplast Gaetano Giulio Zumbo, the Salone degli Skeletri . Furthermore, the “ Mineraliter. Stones admirable between Medici and Nature ”proposes an extraordinary selection of worked stones that belonged to the Medici family, flanked by an exhibition of aesthetic minerals from Italy and all over the world.
The Stibbert Museum is located on via Frederick Stibbert on the hill of Montughi in Florence, Italy. The museum contains over 36,000 artifacts, including a vast collection of armor from Eastern and Western civilizations. It hosts a curious and large collection of weapons, armor, clothing, and objects from different epochs and backgrounds, collected by Federick during the course of his life. At the time of his death, the villa and the collection were donated to the city of Florence.
The Palazzo Medici is a Renaissance palace located in Florence, Italy. It is the seat of the Metropolitan City of Florence and a museum. It was well known for its stone masonry, which includes architectural elements of rustication and ashlar. The palazzo is divided into different floors. The ground floor contains two courtyards, chambers, anti-chambers, studies, lavatories, kitchens, wells, secret and public staircases and on each floor there are other rooms meant for family.
The Baptistery of St. John is located in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Duomo, it is adjacent to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence's most famous landmark with its distinctive pastel-hued marble, tall bell tower and enormous dome designed by Brunelleschi. The baptistery sits in front like a welcoming beacon to the monumental piazza and church.
The Leonardian Museum is located in Vinci, in the Province of Florence, the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci. Housed in the two locations of the Palazzina Uzielli and the Castello Dei Conti Guidi, it is one of the largest and most original collections dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, architect, technologist, and engineer and, more generally, to the history of the Renaissance technique.
Piazza della Repubblica is one of the main squares in Florence and marks the center of the city since Roman times. During medieval times the area around the column was densely populated with markets, tabernacles and churches. The square's Giubbe Rosse cafe has long been a meeting place for famous artists and writers, notably those of Futurism.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is situated in Florence in Italy is an architectural masterpiece and the pride of the Florentine skyline. The Cathedral is known for its rich history and architectural marvels. Built-in over 150 years, between 1296 and 1436, the building is a blend of different architectural styles that were prevalent in the different eras making it more intriguing than ever.
Palazzo Pitti is an imposing Renaissance palace in Florence. It is located in the Oltrarno area, a short distance from Ponte Vecchio. The original core of the building dates back to 1458, as the urban residence of the banker Luca Pitti. The palace was then purchased by the Medici family in 1549 and became the main residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, first Medici and from 1737 Habsburg-Lorraine.
Piazza del Duomo lies in the very historic center of Florence, which is enough to say that, even if only geographically speaking, the respective piazza has a privileged position. Yet, it is by its statute as ultimate tourist hotspot that Piazza del Duomo stands out in sharp relief in the overcrowded picture of tourist attractions in Florence. The square contains the Florence Cathedral with the Cupola del Brunelleschi, the Giotto's Campanile, the Florence Baptistery and so more.
This tall structure halfway down Via dei Calzaiuoli looks more like a Gothic warehouse than a church—which is exactly what it was, built as a granary/grain market in 1337. On the ground floor of the square building are the 13th-century arches that originally formed the loggia of the grain market. The second floor was devoted to offices, while the third housed one of the city's municipal grain storehouses, maintained to withstand famine or siege.