Everyone who comes to Italy, by will-nillyTouches to the great history and culture, which here is permeated by every city. Florence is the pearl of Italy, an open-air museum, ancestor of the genius creators of art, a treasure trove of culture, art and architecture.
The best places in Florence
The first thing you need to decide on is the routeTo see all the sights of Florence. If you do not have a map, then you can make a route in the subway near the station of Santa Maria Novella - there are modern information points, or you can buy a map with sights in the kiosk. The central station itself will be remembered for a long time, since it looks very impressive, reminiscent of its architectural style of the Romanesque basilica. The central station of the city takes the third place in the rating of the most beautiful stations of the world.
Leaving the station building and following the Piazza SquareDella Stazione, you must definitely visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, which stores rare and unique works of art created from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Inner majesty, murals and frescoes - everything in this church amazes and leaves strong impressions.
Not far from Santa Maria Novella is locatedBasilica of San Lorenzo, worthy of attention as one of the oldest churches in Florence. The basilica is located in a not very good place, and looks not very attractive, but when you are inside it, you immediately notice all the masterpiece of the works of the Italian masters and you understand that the interior is a real work of art.
After the Church of San Lorenzo the next pointA visit should be made to the area of the Duomo - the heart of Florence. Here all historically significant buildings are concentrated in a religious, cultural, architectural and artistic context. In the square is the main building, the fourth largest in the world, the Florence Cathedral, amazing with its splendor. Walking past the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is simply impossible. If you overcome more than 400 steps inside the building and climb the dome, you can contemplate the painted cupola and stunning views of Florence.
If you can not see Florence from the heightBird flight on the dome of the Duomo, then you can do it with the nearby bell tower, on top of which there are 7 bells. Its facades are as magnificent as the Florence Cathedral.
Nearby is the oldest building, which is the spiritual center of Florence - the Baptistery of St. John. The entire interior of the temple passes antiquity from the time of its creation.
Walking one block from the Duomo, you can get to the palace of Midi Riccardi. This building is a vivid historical indicator of the early Renaissance.
For comparison, you can visit the palace of Platzo Pitti- a majestic building, which is the largest museum complex. There are Palatine Galleries (which hold the most valuable collections of paintings), Contemporary Art (paintings of the last centuries are collected), costume museums, carriages, porcelain, silver and, of course, Boboli Gardens representing a sample of Italian landscape art.
To reach the second palace of the Platzo Century, you canThrough the above-ground passage, passing through the gallery of Uffitsa (here there are masterpieces of world art) and the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge (from the observation deck you can admire the surroundings of the city and the picturesque Arno River).
Acquaintance with Florence is a great event. This city is the cradle of the Renaissance. After visiting here at least once, you will invariably want to return to continue your acquaintance with this wonderful city.
Have a nice trip!!!