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 Church in Santa Maria Novella

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

The striking green-and-white marble facade of 13th- to 15th-century Basilica di Santa Maria Novella fronts an entire monastical complex, comprising romantic church cloisters and a frescoed chapel. The basilica itsel…
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). It remains the seat of the city's power, home to the mayor…
Top Choice Museum in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Museo di San Marco

At the heart of Florence's university area sits Chiesa di San Marco and adjoining 15th-century Dominican monastery where both gifted painter Fra' Angelico (c 1395–1455) and the sharp-tongued Savonarola piously serve…
Top Choice Cathedral in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

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…
Top Choice Museum in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Grande Museo del Duomo

This awe-inspiring museum tells the magnificent story of how the duomo and its cupola was built through art and short films. Among its many sacred and liturgical treasures is Ghiberti's original 15th-century masterp…
Top Choice Landmark in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

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…
Top Choice Gallery in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Galleria dell'Accademia

A queue marks the door to this gallery, built to house one of the Renaissance's most iconic masterpieces, Michelangelo's David. But the world's most famous statue is worth the wait. The subtle detail of the real thi…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Maria Novella

Museo Novecento

Don't allow the Renaissance to distract from Florence's fantastic modern art museum, in a 13th-century palazzo previously used as a pilgrim shelter, hospital and school. A well-articulated itinerary guides visitors …
Top Choice Mausoleum in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Museo delle Cappelle Medicee

Nowhere is Medici conceit expressed so explicitly as in the Medici Chapels. Adorned with granite, marble, semi-precious stones and some of Michelangelo's most beautiful sculptures, it is the burial place of 49 dynas…