The Best Of Florence In A Day

Explore the medieval city center of Florence, visit the Uffizi Gallery and finish your day with a walk to the Piazzale Michelangelo, a popular lookout dedicated to the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Your trip starts at the Cathedral Complex of Piazza del Duomo. Visit the Cathedral boasting a huge iconic dome, admire the Giotto's Bell Tower and see the Baptistery of St. John. Head to the Vecchio Palace and walk around the square - Piazza della Signoria boasts the Fountain of Neptune, a replica of Michelangelo's David and the equestrian statue commemorating Cosimo I.

While here, don't forget to explore Loggia dei Lanzi, an open-air gallery displaying spectacular sculptures. Next, admire the huge collection of valuable artworks in the Uffizi Gallery. Originally built as an administrative building, it is now probably the most significant Italian museum.

After leaving the gallery, continue to the Vecchio Bridge. Crossing the Arno River, it is lined with jewelers and souvenir stalls. Enjoy panoramic views of the river and walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Take the historic panoramic route from Porta San Miniato.

Day 1: The Best Of Florence In A Day

Florence Baptistery of… @ Sygic Traveler

Florence Baptistery of St. John

This unique building is one of the oldest in Florence and is renowned for its unusual octagonal shape and carved bronze doors with…

Giotto's Campanile

Part of the cathedral complex, the free-standing bell tower in Piazza del Duomo was designed in Gothic style by Giotto di Bondone, a well…

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Santa Maria del Fiore

Nicknamed 'Il Duomo', this cathedral is probably the most famous sight of Florence.

Palazzo Vecchio

Reminiscent of a fortress, this palace serves as a town hall and dominates the square with its tall bell tower.

Loggia dei Lanzi

This open-air gallery displays spectacular sculptures. Adjacent to the Uffizi Gallery, the passage consists of wide arches open to the…

Uffizi Gallery

One of the greatest and best-known museums in the world is a must when in Florence.

Vecchio Bridge

Crossing the Arno River, this closed medieval bridge with arches is one of the oldest structures in Florence.

Michelangelo Square

One of the most popular and best lookouts with stunning views of Florence.

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