Historic Sites in Florence

Historic Sites in Florence, Italy

Florence Historic Sites

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  • Danielle H
    1 contribution
    Had a wonderful experience thanks to our knowledgeable tour guide Dan (danharperflorence@gmail.com). My husband and I got so much more out of our visit by taking a tour with Dan than if would have just walked through on our own. There is so much history in this church, and the way Dan speaks about it makes it so interesting and engaging. If you visit I highly recommend contacting him for a free guided tour!
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • HappyTraveler1957
    Wellesley, MA607 contributions
    Climbed the dome of The Duomo during our recent visit to Florence. Well worth the effort. We visited The Baptistry too.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Ugo C
    Reykjavik, Iceland667 contributions
    This ancient palace is beautiful, as most things are in the historical center. It is great just to spend a while looking at it, analyzing all its details. You can't miss it when in Firenze
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,505 contributions
    There are several historical religious buildings in Florence. In my opinion, this one is the most beautiful, although others seem to be more popular. It is located on a hill, with very nice views of the city.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • steve whysall
    Vancouver, Canada74 contributions
    This is an architectural stunner but the treasures inside are beyond belief - more than advertised and very engaging. You will be surprised by how gripping the displays are in each of the rooms on the three levels. We did not expect this quality or quantity of exhibits. Fantastic. There was a thunder storm while we were there and the rain came shooting out of pipes off the roof and into the courtyard. It gave the place an even more thrilling atmosphere. Dare I say, I hope it rains for you when you are there. It is wonderful.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Shoppingmom1221
    Woodbury, NY15 contributions
    Do not miss this when you visit Florence! We purchased a combined ticket for entry to this, the Duomo Museum and the Duomo crypt. All three are definitely worth seeing. To enter the Duomo itself, no ticket is required, but the line is daunting. Buy this ticket! Once in the Duomo crypt, you can enter directly into the Duomo Cathedral. We had no idea that we could basically skip the line and see the ancient ruins beneath the Duomo!
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Ugo C
    Reykjavik, Iceland667 contributions
    So many wonders to see. The statues and the place itself are amazing. The setting and buildings around it. All contribute to this place being that much more amazing
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia26,653 contributions
    The church built in 1250 with some changes over time was elaborate with great art work. It is said a Friar Bartolomeo despaired he could paint a virgin with a beautiful enough face and went to sleep on the job and when he woke the painting had been completed.(by an Angel). The painting is on display (but missed) and one of many in this elaborate church
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • gifanni
    Budapest, Hungary7 contributions
    My favourite from our Florence trip. Beutiful interior and garden, nice staff, and the entry plus tour guide was free. Very much recommended!
    Written 19 August 2022
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  • KatrinaMolini
    Corciano, Italy7,476 contributions
    We visited the tower on March 8th when the entrance for women was free. My husband paid the full price -€12,50. We thought that though the experience was interesting and the views were nice it was still a bit overcharged. We think that climbing to Duomo is cooler and the viewing deck there is definitely nicer. At this tower they don’t allow you to come close to the wall when you are at the very top. Also, keep in mind that it’s extremely windy there.
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,505 contributions
    Piazza San Giovanni is quite popular for Florence visitors. You can see history and culture landmarks, as well as architectural masterpieces. It is necessary to visit here.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Barb G
    Boothwyn, PA23 contributions
    We found this gem of a church in the hills outside Florence. It has a beautiful history that you can research. We arrived in time for mass. There is a short walk from the parking lot, but you may be able to park closer, not sure. Besides the serenity of the area, there is a spectacular view from this hilltop sanctuary.
    Written 7 October 2019
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  • dt_mon
    Constanta, Romania127 contributions
    Piazza Michelangelo, which also has a terrific view over Florence, is often crowded with tourists. Villa Bardini is a more romantic place which allows to admire Florence in a more intimate way! beautiful alleys and terraces will you in high emotion!
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • Julia Bolton H
    3 contributions
    This is one my favourite places in Florence. Go to it after visiting the Fra Angelicos in San Marco. It is free and very beautiful, a fine place to sit in a Savonarola chair and contemplate the Andrea del Castagno Las Supper painted for a convent's refectory. You don't pay to enter the second room, just sign the guest book in the first room. It's entered by the last door of the pink building on your left as you turn down towards the Fortezza from the San Domenica Fra angelico Museum.
    Written 22 August 2022
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  • backpacker31
    Boynton Beach, FL5,395 contributions
    Small chapel located with the adjoining Santa Croce Basilica and cloisters complex. It can be easily overlooked after coming from the adjacent Basilica, but it’s worth a look. The beautiful azure porch dome is probably most impressive while the interior is more starkly embellished.
    Written 18 February 2020
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