Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Galleria degli Uffizi

Home to the world's greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art, Florence's premier gallery occupies the vast U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi, built between 1560 and 1580 to house government offices. The collection…
Top Choice Museum in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Palazzo Vecchio

This fortress palace, with its crenellations and 94m-high tower, was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio between 1298 and 1314 for the signoria (city government). Today it is home to the mayor's office and the municipal c…
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Duomo

Florence's Duomo is the city's most iconic landmark. Capped by Filippo Brunelleschi's red-tiled cupola, it's a staggering construction whose breathtaking pink, white and green marble facade and graceful campanile (b…
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Museo dell’Opera del Duomo

This awe-inspiring museum tells the magnificent story of how the duomo and its cupola were built through art and short films. Among its many sacred and liturgical treasures is Ghiberti's original 15th-century master…
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Cupola del Brunelleschi

A Renaissance masterpiece, the Duomo's cupola – 91m high and 45.5m wide – was built between 1420 and 1436. Filippo Brunelleschi, taking inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome, designed a distinctive octagonal form of…
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Corridoio Vasariano

This 1km-long covered passageway connects Palazzo Vecchio with the Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti. It was designed by Vasari in 1565 to allow the Medici to wander between their palaces in privacy and comfort. In the 17th …
Top Choice Museum in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

Home to the wealthy Davanzati merchant family from 1578, this 14th-century palazzo (mansion) with a wonderful central loggia gives you a view into precisely how Florentine nobles lived in the 16th century. Spot the …
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Campanile

The 414-step climb up the cathedral's 85m-tall campanile, begun by Giotto in 1334, rewards with staggering city views. The first tier of bas-reliefs around the base of its elaborate Gothic facade are copies of those…
Landmark in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Battistero di San Giovanni

This 11th-century baptistry is a Romanesque, octagonal-striped structure of white-and-green marble with three sets of doors conceived as panels illustrating the story of humanity and the Redemption. Most celebrated …
Church in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

This unusual and inspirational church, with a Gothic tabernacle by Andrea Orcagna, was created when the arcades of an old grain market (1290) were walled in and two storeys added during the 14th century. Its exterio…