The Tuscan capital of Florence is a city made by art lovers for art lovers. The Renaissance took its first steps here in the 15th century, painting the city with architectural wonders like the Palazzo Pitti and Uffizi Gallery.
Climb to the top of Florence Cathedral – Il Duomo – to admire a skyline sculpted from Gothic towers, domes and terracotta rooftops. That’s where you’ll also discover how small Florence is. Best explored by foot, you can easily wander the UNESCO-listed city centre in a day.
Had your fill of Michelangelos and da Vincis? It’s time to explore Florence’s other love – food. Finish off your day with a Florentine steak or settle down with a glass of Chianti sourced straight from the Tuscan countryside.
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Maggio Musicale Fiorento Festival ( 2 May - 26 June)
Since its inception in 1928, the Stabile Orchestrale Fiorentina have brought Opera to the streets of Florence each year resulting in one of the oldest cultural events in the city. With its Shakespearean dramas performed by the Maggio Dance ballet company and stunning concertos from the likes of Wolf and Rossini, this is a truly unmissable event.
This impressive gallery is home to over 1,800 pieces of artwork with some of the most important pieces from the Renaissance period.
Dominating Florence’s skyline, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is best known for the iconic dome designed by Brunelleschi.
Accademia is best known for housing Michaelangelo’s David but there’s so much more than this, making it a must-do experience.
Funded by the Medici family, these lovely gardens are home to impressive statues and monuments as well as dramatic lagoons.
One of the world’s most famous bridges is filled with stalls selling some of the finest jewellery in the city and has rich history.
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