Architectural Buildings in Florence

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  • Ozan Karahan
    Krakow, Poland1,493 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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  • roadsideshop
    Kirkwall, UK1,580 contributions
    Worth every penny just for the veiws. You can see the whole of venice from a great hight. You take a lift to the top and then you can stay up there as long as you want. We had to go but I would recommend staying till closing time just to see the sunset go down over venice.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal916 contributions
    The Medici Chapel is absolutely unmissable. The Medici family's pantheon reveals its power and wealth. Located next to the Basilica of S. Lourenço, it consists of two parts: The Princes' Chapel and the New Sacristy (designed by Michelangelo) Both are fabulous .In the New Sacristy it is worth noting the spectacular sculptures by Michelangelo -The Allegory of Time and the Medici Madonna. The Capela do Principes is a true spectacle of wealth and ostentation.
    A word of advice: buy tickets online by appointment to avoid the long lines. The price is 9 euros which are well worth it.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Vicky Silve
    Abbadia Lariana, Italy561 contributions
    This was my first taste of Florence, immediately after going out from the railway station. It looks beautiful and gives you an “appetizer” of your Florence tour.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Europeanfemaleshere
    Istria, Croatia196 contributions
    Beautiful building impressive and stunning!

    We only saw the outside as we only had a few days to see Florence.

    The only thing is we had to run the gauntlet of touts selling you tickets to get inside and all other sorts of things you didn't need. Every single time we walked past we got accosted by one of them...you politely say no but they are a nuisance!
    Written 16 December 2021
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy11,056 contributions
    In addition to the Certosa del Galluzzo (which I visited for the second time after many years) I have experience of some other Italian Carthusian monasteries, more or less famous: Pavia, Naples, Padula, Calci, Pontignano near Siena. In none of these have I been able to take advantage of a guided tour so complete and so easy to practice (but I haven't been from Pavia for decades, so things could have gotten much better there): summer and winter, every day of the week except Mondays, visits are possible at set times by accessing at the moment, without reservation (I don't know if, by reservation, guided tours are also possible in other languages).
    This admirable service is due to the so-called "Community of San Leolino": a mixed community of lay people and religious, whose institutional seat is at the Pieve di San Leolino (Panzano, hamlet of the municipality of Greve in Chianti) and which was commissioned by Archbishop of Florence to administer the abbey after the departure of the last (Cistercian) monks in 2017.
    This way, the peculiarity of the abbey can be fully known: the visit (included in the entrance ticket, at a fair price of 5 euros) lasts almost an hour and a half, and concerns all the practicable parts of the abbey (therefore, for example, not the dungeons).
    The visitor is thus able to get to know the peculiarities of the attraction: the story of Niccolò Acciaioli, rich and influential Florentine merchant, founder of the Certosa, is illustrated. The precious frescoes by Pontormo are illustrated in depth, executed in 1523 in some arches of the larger cloister of the Certosa, and now brought to the building called "Palazzo Acciaioli". The frescoes are partly ruined by time, but in my opinion they have acquired a new charm through the white surfaces that have replaced the lost colors. The harsh discipline of the Carthusian monks is illustrated, as the distinction between full-fledged cloistered monks and the so-called "conversi" who can have links with the rest of the world: a distinction that is reflected among other things in that of the two juxtaposed churches, for cloistered and not. You can appreciate the fascinating succession of cloisters (three) from the smallest to the largest, which also here follows the rigorous architectural rule of the order founded by San Bruno of Cologne. You can visit one of the monks' cells, large and airy, also equipped with a personal garden, which somehow compensated them for their hard life of penance. You can admire the choir stalls in the cloistered church, with their precious inlays.
    At the end, the visitor enjoys the satisfaction coming from having fully understood (as far as possible for a non-specialist) the functioning not only of this "machine" of penance and industriousness, but of all similar ones, scattered around the Europe.
    Written 20 December 2021
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  • Matthew W
    7 contributions
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    Amazing pieces of art all viewable for free. The statue of David is a must see. The kids were scared and intrigued with the Medusa one though.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Anco M
    Aberdeen, UK501 contributions
    We stopped here on our buggy tour around Florence and our tour guide encouraged us to go in and right he was. What an amazing church. Every single painting is better than the previous one and the statues are outstanding. Totally not on the list of top attractions this church is an absolute must.
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • Neve
    Ely, UK12 contributions
    Stumbled across this and so glad I did. It is so so so beautiful. Was memorising. Worth visiting for sure. Was quiet too!!
    Written 12 May 2022
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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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  • Stephen P
    Minneapolis, MN1,001 contributions
    This is a relatively uncrowded place compared to many other major sights in Firenze. It offers some of the best views of the city, which makes sense given its historical function as a defensive fortification designed to allow for watching for approaching enemies. It is lovely to stroll around the upper fortifications and there are often additional shows of contemporary art. This time it was large bronze sculptures of animals. It is a little bit of a walk, either up the steep walk from San Niccolo below or from the major road above. This probably accounts for how few tourists we saw at a time when the centre of Firenze was mobbed. (Usually my visits in late August have been quiet even in the city centre as most Italians are on holiday at the seaside. But this time it was surprisingly crowded.) Spend a couple of hours enjoying the views and perhaps also the nearby Boboli and Bardini gardens. Then saunter down the hill for a lovely lunch in San Niccolo.
    Written 1 September 2019
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  • JeffCarter
    Fairfax, VA922 contributions
    This market is right in the middle of everything downtown we stopped and shopped but a few Florence scarves grab the pig and got a gelato nearby you have to stop by if you’re in the area and this is a cool market with pretty decent deals
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • houstontravelingfool
    Houston, TX3,592 contributions
    Went to a special weekend event - Artigianto Palazzo - held in the gardens on this beautiful estate and it was the perfect venue for this. There were tents set up and you meandered from one to the next. Vendors were selling arty type products and you could watch some of the artisans at work. Felt very grateful to be there when the gardens were open to the public.
    Written 22 June 2018
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  • Maria
    Miami Beach, FL11 contributions
    I have been with a private excursion in this palazzo, and it was very interesting! Great architecture and same family owners as hundreds years ago. Great place for special occasions with the view on Piazza della Signoria. Mr. Gondi was a very amiable host and an interesting storyteller.
    Written 15 November 2019
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  • Lauretta D
    2 contributions
    This is a very interesting villa. It isn't easy to reserve a time to visit the villa, because it has limited availability. I think the villa is only open to visits in July and August and only at 6 or 8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can only visit with a guide. The tour is very heavy on the interior art and architecture, and very light on time in the gardens, which are vast and very important. Overall I'd recommend visiting for anyone interested in villas, Renaissance architecture and art, and garden design.
    Written 24 August 2018
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