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). It remains the seat of the city's power, home to the mayor…
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 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 Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

Palazzo Pitti

Commissioned by banker Luca Pitta and designed by Brunelleschi in 1457, this vast Renaissance palace was later bought by the Medici family. Over the centuries, it served as the residence of the city's rulers until t…
Top Choice Bridge in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Corridoio Vasariano

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

Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

This is the address to see precisely how Florentine nobles lived in the 16th century. Home to the wealthy Davanzati merchant family from 1578, this 14th-century palazzo with a wonderful central loggia is a gem. Peep…
Top Choice Tower in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

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…
Top Choice Cathedral in Siena

Duomo

Siena's cathedral is one of Italy's most awe-inspiring churches. Construction started in 1215 and over the centuries many of Italy's top artists have contributed: Giovanni Pisano designed the intricate white, green …