If there is a destination that’s worth visiting by foot, it is Florence — a home to many Medieval and Renaissance treasures. There is no better way to visit Florence than walking through its wonderful streets and admiring every single detail. The capital city of Tuscany has a small city centre but lot of buildings, palaces, museums and art galleries to see — the highlights of Florence such as Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery and listen to tales about the most affluent family of the town, Medici.
The Uffizi Gallery is considered the most important Italian museum and one of the most beautiful art collections in the world. The Uffizi Gallery boasts 93 rooms and the visit starts from the second floor (1-45 halls) and carries on to the first floor (46-93). The museum includes some of the most famous paintings of the world – «Venus of Urbino» by Tiziano, «Doni Tondo» by Michelangelo, «Bacchus» by Caravaggio. Probably the most famous of all are rooms 10-14, which house Botticelli’s masterpieces, Birth of Venus, La Primavera, and Annunciation. The building itself is a work of art and you cannot miss it if you love Florence and art.
The Duomo Complex and Its Hidden Terraces is the most iconic building of Florence is the Duomo. This masterpiece of architecture was designed by one of the greatest architects of all the times, Filippo Brunelleschi. Did you know that the Dome’s techniques of building are still nowadays unknown? The first thing you’ll see with this tour is a fascinating collection of replicas of the original tools used to construct the dome and the majestic interiors of the Cathedral, then get ready to climb to the northern façade of the church rooftop and walk through the open air corridors to admire a stunning panorama.
The most famous and romantic garden of Italy, Boboli, is totally worth a visit. Hidden behind the majestic Pitti Palace, Boboli was once the private park of Medici family, commissioned for the wife of Cosimo I de Medici in 1540. It is considered the most beautiful example of Italian gardens in the world and includes a collection of outdoor sculptures, making it an open-air museum. The garden is rather beautiful with wisteria flowers, statues fountains, and even small museums inside standalone buildings around the property and, considerably fewer tourists.
Author: Savina Danailova
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