20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Florence, Italy

Sep 7, 2018Italy, World Heritage Sites0 comments

Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages.” The Florentine dialect became the language of culture throughout Italy, and forms the basis of the standard Italian language.

Florence became a World Heritage Site in 1982 and is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit Florence, Italy.

Florence Cathedral, aka El Duomo

Florence’s Duomo is the city’s most iconic – and most visited – landmark.

Florence Cathedral, aka El Duomo

The exterior of the Duomo is epitome of Renaissance architecture. But despite its breathtaking exterior, the vast interior is shockingly sparse.

View of Florence, Italy

Overlooking Florence from atop the dome of the Duomo

Florence Cathedral at sunrise

The Piazza del Duomo (“Cathedral Square”) is one of the most visited places in Europe. The only way you’ll find it empty is to visit early in the morning.

The dome of the Florence Cathedral

The dome of the cathedral is an architectural achievement – the largest on Earth.

Florence street scene

Narrow Florentine streets hide charming cafes and artisan shops.

Piazza del Santo Spirito

Piazza del Santo Spirito in Florence’s Oltrarno neighborhood

Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”) is one of the most famous bridges in Europe. The bridge is flanked by goldsmith and jeweler shops.

Houses along the Arno River, Florence, Italy

Ancient houses line the banks of the Arno River – the largest river in Tuscany.

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

The Piazza della Signoria is dominated by the 13th-century crenellated tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of the city.

Courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

The courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio is lined by richly frescoed barrel vaults and columns decorated with gilt stuccoes.

Florence Cathedral from the Palazzo Vecchio tower

The best views of the Duomo are from the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the largest and best know museums in the world. It holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the Italian Renaissance period.

Cafe Gilli, Florence, Italy

Cafe Gilli is the old cafe in Florence, and is a mandatory stop for both locals and tourists.

La Menagere restaurant and cafe, Florence, Italy

La Menagere is a popular cafe and restaurant in the heart of Florence.

Statue of David by Michelangelo

Michelangelo’s David is one of the most recognized works of Renaissance sculpture in the world. It can be found at the Accademia Gallery.

San Miniato al Monte, Florence, Italy

San Miniato al Monte is a basilica that stands atop of the highest points in the city. It offers beautiful views of Florence throughout the day.

Panorama of Florence, Italy

Panorama view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo

Sunset on the Arno River, Florence, Italy

Sunset on the Arno River.

Florence cityscape at dusk

A dusk view of Florence’s famous Duomo and the iconic tower of the Palazzo Vecchio

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