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Top 10 places in Florence
Our app features the history of 198 monuments and great sites including places to discover Florence. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Florence
The Old Bridge: It crosses the river where in antiquity, there was a ford. Built first of wood and then of stone, demolished many times by the floods of the Arno, it was rebuilt in 1345 by Taddeo Gaddi in its present form; It was an innovation because before, the arcs of the bridges were... Read more
Place Michelangelo: It is part of a vast program of modernization of the city and was realized in 1865 by Giuseppe Poggi. Peripheral boulevards were created as well as the long Viale dei Colli (8km) which leads to the square. It is dedicated to Michelangelo and contains bronze replicas of its... Read more
The gardens Boboli: Started on a project by Niccolo Pericoli, the garden that grew in size, in 200 years of development, became an immense and beautiful Italian garden, with caves, fountains, statues, buildings , Amphitheater. It is a real museum and one can admire it: the Grotto of Buontalenti,... Read more
Pitti Palace: It is the largest palace in Florence with its 205 m wide and 36 m high. It took 400 years for its construction to be completely completed. At first it belonged to Luca Pitti who, ruined, could not continue its construction, especially since his conspiracy against Piero il Gottoso ... Read more
The Church of San Marco: In 1437, Cosimo il Vecchio commissioned Michelozzo to rebuild the convent and the church which had existed since the 12th century and which had recently been given to the Dominicans. Many artists have worked on the interior decoration: Beato Angelico and his workshop,... Read more
The Uffizi Museum became a museum after 1581 and has invaluable treasures of painting: Gothic art (Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, ...), the beginning of the Renaissance (Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Filippo Lippi, ...), renaissance (Botticcelli, Leonardo da Vinci, ...), high renaissance... Read more
Palazzo Vecchio: Excavations under the palace have revealed the ruins of an ancient Roman theater, below those of two palaces which belonged to Ghibellines (supporters of the emperor of the Holy Roman-Germanic Empire, the Guelphs being The supporters of the pope). The city wanted to show its power... Read more
Giotto's Campanile: The construction of the cathedral began in 1298 with Arnolfo di Cambio as its prime contractor who died in 1302. In order not to hinder the prospect of the future dome, he decided to build the bell tower next to the church. cathedral. In 1334 Giotto succeeded him, after ... Read more
The Place de la Seigneurie: Under the square, remains of Roman houses and medieval dwellings were found. On the other hand, the palaces of the Ghibellines defeated by the Guelphs, which were on the site of the square, were destroyed at the end of the 13th century. The square was gradually converted... Read more
The David: Two sculptors had given up using the block of marble, because of its imperfections; Michelangelo knew how to draw this magnificent David. David is waiting before confronting the giant Goliath, his face decided but tense; He is not yet ready to go into action, for he leans on his right... Read more
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