Florence Things to Do

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  • 26. Museo del Opera del Duomo

    Outside and behind the Cathedral is the entrance to the Museo Dell’Opera Del Duomo (Cathedral Museum). With all of the amazing art in Florence, little is heard about this wonderful museum. It is...

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  • 27. Oltrarno

    Glass beadmaking, or lampworking, is an Italian tradition that dates back to the 14th century. If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience, try your hand at this ancient craft right here...

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  • 28. Fiesole

    just a twenty minute bus ride away is the town of fiesole. it's beautiful, with views of florence. you will have your own experience but for me, it was the place i want to be when i grow old. i saw a...

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  • 29. Ospedale degli Innocenti

    I touched on the important architectural background of this compound in a previous review but its function is just as interesting. When it was built in the 15th century, Ospedale degli Innocenti was...

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  • 30. Mercato Centrale

    If you love food and you wish to bring home some of the tastes you enjoyed during your trip, you cannot miss the San Lorenzo Market, also called Mercato Centrale. it is an indoor market so it is a...

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  • 31. Convento di San Marco

    This was one of my very favorites in Florence and another where I badly misbehaved by very quietly sneaking a few forbidden (non flash) shots. I am, by nature, usually obedient when it comes to rules...

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  • 32. Loggia dei Lanzi

    I was amused at the mob excitedly snapping away at Palazzo Vecchio’s 100 year-old copy of ‘David’ perched just 30 feet away from some bonafide hunks of stone and bronze a great deal older. Loggia dei...

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  • 33. Walking

    We arranged a full day walking tour in the city for four adults through Tours by Locals. Elena Calissi was energetic, very knowledgable, and gave us a tour that will forever be remembered. We toured...

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  • 34. Wine

    After a fun day you will feel like a wine connoisseur, speaking IGT, DOC and DOCG as if it was ABC. Didnt understand what Im saying? Well, hop in and you will know what Im talking about. At the end of...

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  • 35. Piazza Santa Croce

    Piazza Santa Croce is one of the main sity squares, located in between Piazza della Signoria and National Central Library, and is takes its name by the Basilica of Santa Croce which overlooking the...

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  • 36. Mercato Nuovo

    From 1547 to 1551, a new market place of the town was built here in a sguare ground plan designed by G.B. del Tasso. The Loggia del Mercato Nuovo is a basic structure on the square. Mercato Nuovo is a...

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  • 37. Bargello

    The masses that mob the Accademia for a look at that big, naked guy? This is where I’d send half of them instead - if I didn’t want to screw up a very good thing. My #2 favorite behind the Uffizi,...

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  • 38. Palazzo Strozzi

    Situated between Piazza Strozzi and via Tornabuoni, the Palazzo Strozzi is one of the finest examples of Renaissance domestic architecture. It was commissioned by the Florentine merchant Filippo...

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  • 39. Capella dei Pazzi

    In a courtyard of church of Santa Croce is Pazzi Chapel (1430-45), a masterpiece in miniature by Filippo Brunelleschi with adjoining Museum of the Opera of Santa Croce, which is housed in the...

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  • 40. Chiesa di Orsanmichele

    This lovely little building was first built in 750 as an oratory of Saint Michael and was surrounded by the vegetable garden of a former Benedictine monastery. Later, in 1336, a new structure was...

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  • 41. Perseus

    Located in the Piazza della Signoria, under the Loggia are a number of sculptures by outstanding artists of different periods. (More pictures in my Travelogue). The famous "Perseus" by Cellini is on...

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  • 42. San Gimignano

    San Gimignano is a hidden village located in the Siena province. In the past many high stone towers were built but nowadays only 13 towers still survive. They were built by rival families. The Duomo,...

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  • 43. Calcio Storico

    Saint John the Baptist is the patron saint of Florence, and June 24 is his feast day. Florentines might appear smug about all this but don't let them fool you - St. John is their protector and has...

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  • 44. Villa I Tatti

    This is the nobleman Berenson's nineteenth century villa. If you want to know how the area around the villa has stayed so charmingly rural, the answer is: Berenson bought the valley! Now Harvard has...

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  • 45. Santo Spirito

    I’d come to Basilica di Santa Maria del Santo Spirito to see a crucifix executed by a very young Michelangelo when he was rooming in the attached convent’s hospital and allowed access to deceased...

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  • 46. Ponte di Santa Trinità

    The first Ponte Santa Trinità was built out of wood in 1252. Tis bridge, however, is a bit of a tribute to poor workmanship. The wood bridge collpase under the stress of too much traffic in 1259, and...

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  • 47. Archaeological Museum

    http://www.firenzemusei.it/ This is where I bought my tickets for the Uffizi and for the Accademia when I went to Florence. You just click on the little British Flag in the upper right hand corner...

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  • 48. Fontana del Biancone

    Fontana del Biancone (The Neptune Fountain) is a work of Ammannati and his younger collaborators, including Giambologna. Your attention is immediately drawn to the powerful figure of Neptune, but...

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  • 49. Brancacci Chapel

    If you are interested in art of art history, please go see the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. This famous peice of Masaccio is quite enthralling. The fresco has been cleaned and worked on since...

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  • 50. Palazzo Spini Feroni

    The Colonna della Giustizia is the tallest column in the city of Florence and was given to Cosimo I (mid-16th century) by Pope Pius IV. The granite is from Caracalla of Rome and is topped by a statue...

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