University of Florence (Università di Firenze)

About Florence, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Florence, Italy)

Florence is famous for its art and architecture, and it is considered the birthplace of Italian Renaissance. Out of the 1,000 most important artists of the second millennium, it is said that 350 of them have lived or worked in Florence. The Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982.

What to do in Florence

Florence is rich in art, architecture, culture, and history, which is why its world famous museums are visited by thousands of tourists everyday. The city is also known for its food, and it is a great place to wine and dine. A variety of bars, cocktail places, buffets, and live music performances abound the Florence Town Council, where some of the nicest spots in town are located. Restaurants in Florence also add a twist to dining. They incorporate cultural events such as small performances, folk music from all over the Mediterranean, talk shows, and poetry readings to the dining experience. Florence is a romantic city popular to honeymooners. Couples can enjoy the view of the beautiful Florentine night skyline up the hill of Piazale Michelangelo.

Tourist Attractions

The best-known tourist attraction in Florence is the Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as The Duomo or the magnificent dome. It is Florence's architectural jewel, a cathedral which was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Some architectural highlights are also located near the dome such as the Baptistery buildings and the Campanile tower that was partly designed by Giotto.

Florence is popular for its world-class museums where some of the world's priceless artworks can be marveled at. Visitors can take a tour of the Bargello, which houses the priceless works of Michelangelo, Donatello, and Giambologna; the Pitti Palace, which contains the Medici family's former private collection including several works by Rafael; and the Santa Croce church, which contains the monumental tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, and Dante, among others.

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