It is said that Florence is an outdoor museum. It is therefore difficult to achieve a top ten most beautiful sights in Florence.
The city has museums, palaces and churches that host some of the most famous masterpieces of the world. Tourists who want to see the top attractions must visit Florence Duomo, Uffizi Palace, Academy, the churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce and Bargello Museum.
Here are some of the most beautiful sights in Florence:
1. Uffizi gallery
Galleria degli Uffizi contains the best collection of Renaissance art in the world, and masterpieces from period’s centuries XII-XIV and XVI-XVII. To visit the art galleries is recommended that you book tickets online.
2. Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio is one of the oldest monuments of Florence, dating from 1345. Today, Ponte Vecchio is an image - symbol of the city, along with Dome.
3. Academy gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia houses works by Botticelli, Gaddi, the fourteenth century paintings, Russian icons and sculpture of Michelangelo's David.
Among the sights of Florence, the Duomo is the most famous, iconic image, being on all city guides or tourist promotional materials. Construction was started in 1296 by architect Arnolfo di Cambio. The cathedral was built in 150 years. Brunelleschi's dome impresses visitors and dominates the entire city.
5. Church of Santa Croce
Basilica di Santa Croce was built between 1294 and 1385 is a monument appreciated, especially for works of Giotto and Taddeo Gaddi who are here.
6. Bargello Museum
Museo del Bargello is a monument appreciated, especially for the works of Michelangelo which are housed here. A Bacchus, a David, a Madonna and Child are among the main attractions of the museum.
7. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore was built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and is appreciated for its facade with many decorations. From the dome or Giotto's Tower made of Brunelleschi, tourists enjoy an impressive view over the city.