Here are the most important Florence Attractions you cannot miss on your trip here.
Florence Attractions #1: Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Let’s face it. You probably made your way to Florence just to see the amazing architecture of the this amazing cathedral with its mesmerising renaissance dome. Entry is free to get in, but you may be presented with a very long line on arrival in peak season!
(What’s new, get an early start guys!) While you’re there, do not forget to climb to the top of the cupola (dome) to get incredible views! Get ready to climb all 463 steps! There’s no elevator by the way.
#2: Giotto’s Beautiful Bell Tower
Get your sneakers/runners on in Florence! Be ready to climb another 414 steps? Check out the views from the beautiful bell tower next to the Duomo. You won’t regret it once you’re at the top!
#3: Ponte Vecchio
Take a stroll down the famous Ponte Vecchio (Old bridge) a famous landmark of Florence. There are many markets and cake shops around, I highly recommend stopping for a macchiato and cake to get you through the rest of your day exploring on foot!
#4: Piazza della Repubblica
This Piazza is full of street artists, shops and cafes! Florence is famous for their leather/gold and antiques!
#5: The Famous Bronze Boar
Florence has a famous bronze statue of a pig.
The myth goes, if you rub the boars snout and then put a coin in it’s mouth and watch it drop through the grids to the drain below, means you will return to Florence on day.
If not, try again! I got fed up after a number of attempts and slipped the coin right down the drain in hopes of returning again someday.
The Bronze Boar is located in “The Loggia del Mercato Nuovo” it is in the same area as the “Leather Market” so it can be very crowed during the day.
#6: Statue of David by Michelangelo
You will find the famous Statue of David by Michelangelo at The Accademia Gallery. For years the Statue was located in front of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria but due to the weather, it is now located within the museum.
There is still a replica in the original location which is pictured above. I recommend purchasing skip the line tickets to the museum here.
Hopefully you can add all these Florence Attractions to your travel itinerary!
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