Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and has a population of nearly 400,000 people. Each year people flock from all around the world to get a glimpse of its rich Renaissance history. The city is filled with many famous masterpieces of Renaissance architecture and art. Any trip to Italy will be incomplete without a visit to Florence. It has many beautiful galleries that have world-famous artworks. It is also one of the premier tourist destinations in the world, so it is filled with great hotels and amazing restaurants. It is the best place to taste Tuscan food in the region. Below are the best spots that you must visit on your trip to Florence.
1. Uffizi Gallery
2. Basilica dr Santa Maria Novella
4. Giotto’s Bell Tower
5. Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo
This museum tells the remarkable tale of how Duomo and its famous cupola came to life. The museum contains many significant pieces of Florence history; this includes the original doors that were meant for the eastern and northern entrances. Porta del Paradiso is one of the most beautifully designed doors; it is a 16-meter tall door of gilded bronze. The museum is also home to Michelangelo’s achingly beautiful La Pietà, which he sculpted when he was almost 80 and had meant for it to adorn his tomb. Sadly, Michelangelo was not satisfied with his work and destroyed the left leg and arm of the figure. The sculpture was then restored by one of his students to its former glory. The place will also be home to the spectacular Porta Sud by Andrea Pisano from the end of 2019. The museum is open all through the week, and a guided visit will set you back about $50.