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Best Things To Do in Florence

Florence’s attractions largely center on art — from the works hung in the Uffizi and the Galleria dell’Accademia to the architecture of the Duomo and the Palazzo Pitti. But all the beauty hasn't been captured in stone and canvas; make a retreat to the verdant Boboli Gardens, take a walk along the Arno and over the Ponte Vecchio or eat your through Firenze’s cafés, gelato shops and ristorantes

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#1
Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (known simply as the Duomo) is not only Florence's religious center, it ... read more»

#2
Piazzale Michelangelo Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Overlooking the city from its perch in the Oltrarno district, the Piazzale Michelangelo is one of the most popular viewpoints ... read more»

#3
Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Occupying the top floor of the U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi along the banks of the Arno River, the Uffizi Gallery ... read more»

#4
Baptistry (Battistero)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Battistero is the oldest building in the city, and according to Rough Guides, "no building better illustrates the special ... read more»

#5
Galleria dell'Accademia
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you only have a limited amount of time for art museums while you're here, make sure to budget ... read more»

#6
Palazzo Pitti
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you're headed to Oltrarno for a stroll through the B√≥boli Gardens, it's worth it to take some ... read more»

#7
Basilica di Santa Croce
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Santa Croce is similar to the Duomo in style (both churches represent dominant Gothic traits), but most visitors aren't ... read more»

#8
Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Designed by Giotto in the early 14th century, this ornate 277-foot high bell tower is part the renowned Duomo in ... read more»

#9
Ponte Vecchio Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Much like London's Tower Bridge, Ponte Vecchio was built to replace an earlier bridge. Once dominated by butchers and ... read more»

#10
Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Originally, these beautiful gardens belonged to the Boboli Family; it wasn't until the late 18th century that the gates ... read more»

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