Places to visit in Florence

Top Things to Do in Florence, Italy

Places to Visit in Florence

Top Attractions in Florence

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  • Ashima A
    16 contributions
    A must see for the entire family. A def must. Lots of art, culture, and history. The entire family will enjoy.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Sinead H
    London, UK5 contributions
    Lovely (hilly) walk, watched the sunset, walked around looking at stalls and a replica of David! Great atmosphere. A must whilst visiting Florence!!
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Birte L
    Kongens Lyngby, Denmark2,858 contributions
    Michelangelo’s works are worth seeing: hos David and the unfinished marble statues . The rest is uninteresting. Be sure to book trickets in advance
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • GPSBOY
    Myrtle Beach, SC32 contributions
    For me, no trip to Florence is complete without a trip to this Basilica. I know, you're in Italy and there are a thousand Churches with exquisite paintings and sculptures. So what makes the Basilica of Santa Croce different?
    Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and in the Basilica are the above ground crypts of some of the greatest artists and thinkers of this time.
    Highlights are the crypts of Michaelangelo, Rossini, and Galileo (even though Galileo is buried elsewhere) and many others. They are all phenomenal works of art but the crypt that always brings me to tears (even now) is Dante's - with 3 sculptures above his crypt: one representing Italy, one representing Art and the third, bent over in anguish is Literature.
    Do yourself a favor and visit this Basilica.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • kwhiteright
    Caterham, UK122 contributions
    What an amazing experience. Buy the earliest tickets you can, take water, and prepare to be awed by the awesome experience and we'll deserved view of the inside of the dome (silence please) and the 360 degree view from the top. When you finish, look back up and imagine where you climbed to get there. You will be surprised at where you climbed!
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Chloée
    8 contributions
    This would have been a wonderful experience aside from the amount of aggressive scammers in the area! They were verbally aggressive and very forceful. Luckily we were not physically harmed but it definitely dampened our ability to enjoy the beauty of the Duomo. I wanted to write this to warn of how frightening and aggressive those in the area can be.
    When I turned the corner and saw the building, instantly I had goosebumps. This building was unlike any I had ever seen before and it was taller than I could have even imagined. It was a giant, towering over the city and it was absolutely magnificent. I walked along its walls until I made it to the front and it was jaw-dropping as well. I only took a handful of images as I was repeatedly bothered with my family present by scammers. Some were trying to sell paintings, and once it was known that you did not want the paintings, they would swear at you and tell you you were in their way even though they had approached you. Others would have no wares but approach asking for the time before taking to being aggressive and swearing and following you. I was followed for about a kilometer before I ducked into a hotel in the area to get away. Ruined my enjoyment of the magnificent architecture but I definitely would love to see it again somehow one day. Just a warning to fellow women that even in groups, it can still be incredibly dangerous in this area! I hope anybody else's experience is far better than mine.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Andrew D
    Toronto, Canada3 contributions
    Impressive architecture, quality food, and plenty of shopping! Not to mention the delightful gelato! Took an eye-opening tour of the Palazzo Vecchio as well.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • getawaygirlDenver
    Denver, CO336 contributions
    Climbing to the top of the dome was an incredible way to see views of the city, and of course the artwork of the dome.

    The art itself is intense, a lot going on in those scenes.... The stairs could be quite narrow in some areas, but overall the climb wasn't too bad. The only downfall is having people who are crowding around while trying to climb. This was a perfect way to spend a day while it was raining outside.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • OmarMakramOmar
    Cairo, Egypt3 contributions
    This place has an amazing collection of baroque and neoclassical paintings. In my opinion it’s even far superior to Accademia gallery.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Brita S
    Aberdeen, NJ98 contributions
    This is another piazza you just can't miss when in Florence. Surrounded by old buildings, it's perfectly beautiful. Though not the place to necessarily hang out for long if you don't want to be surrounded by gazillions of tourists!
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,490 contributions
    There are several historical religious buildings in Florence. In my opinion, this one is the most beautiful, although others seem to be more popular. It is located on a hill, with very nice views of the city.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Moores Road
    Chennai (Madras), India433 contributions
    The range of foods is great. We had the stuffed canoli (with ham), trapezzini with pork, the mixed seafood grill, and biscotto gelato with chocolate, all from different stalls.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Robert L
    Amherst, MA1,518 contributions
    The Duomo museum has the best from the actual Duomo. The statues are amazing.
    It contains the other 2 Pietas done by Michaelangelo.
    The original Baptistry doors are here in addition to the door competition.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • roadsideshop
    Kirkwall, UK1,580 contributions
    Worth every penny just for the veiws. You can see the whole of venice from a great hight. You take a lift to the top and then you can stay up there as long as you want. We had to go but I would recommend staying till closing time just to see the sunset go down over venice.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • RichOnenine
    Lyon, France13 contributions
    Beautiful monastery decorated by one of the great pre-Renaissance painters, Fra Angelico. No crowds. And see the cell of Savonarola, the Mad Monk of the Medici times. Near the David. See both.
    Written 19 June 2022
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