Florence is widely regarded as the place of origin of the Renaissance, and is remembered for being the birthplace of illustrious personalities in the field of art and literature that their art will influence the whole world, among them Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and many others.
Your tour of Florence begins with a walk along the imposing Pitti Palace, which is among the greatest examples of architecture of Florence, originally the palace was built by the Pitti family in 1457 on a design of Filippo Brunelleschi, while today is home to some of the most important permanent exhibits of the Royal Apartments, with period furniture dating back to the XIX century;
then we will reach one of the bridges most symbolic of Florence, The Ponte Vecchio. Originally used by the Medici family as a corridor, the secret passageway from the Palazzo Pitti to the Palazzo Vecchio, this connection is also called the Golden Bridge to the many shops and houses that were replaced by 1593 the earlier of the butchers that was here placed.
Finally you come to an amazing place, the Gallery Of the Uffizi. The three galleries in a unified form for the quantity and quality of the works in the collection, one of the most important museums in the world, we are the largest existing collection of Raphael and Botticelli, as well as the fundamental units of the works of Giotto, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Pontormo, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Dürer, Rubens, and others.
The tour continues with the visit of Piazza della Signoria, the seat of the civil power, of social and political life of the city, where we can admire Palazzo Vecchio, the Loggia dei Lanzi and the replication of the extraordinary statue of David sculpted by Michelangelo.
Continuing towards the north we will reach a picturesque place and the heart of the city, the piazza del Duomo. Dominated by the imposing Cathedral of santa Maria del Fiore and buildings related as Giotto’s bell tower and the beautiful baptistery of San Giovanni, the most important architectural works of the period between the gothic and the renaissance.
After stopping for a short lunch break in the centre of the city continues with a stroll to the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, which architecturally is one of the most important churches in Gothic style in Tuscany.
At the end of the tour you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of Florence.
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