Piazza Santa Croce Florence
Florence is a city in Tuscany, Italy, which is famous for being a major tourist destination. Most Italian towns and cities are built with a number of central squares or piazzas, around which other buildings have been constructed. One of the main squares in this amazing and busy city is the Piazza Santa Croce (Square... Read more
Giardino di Boboli Florence
Giardino di Boboli or the Boboli Garden is located behind the Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace) in Florence, within the region of Tuscany, Italy. When Eleanor of Toledo, wife of The Duke of Florence, bought the Pitti Palace from the Pitti family, she envisioned this garden behind the palace. Her husband, Cosimo I di Medici,... Read more
David di Michelangelo
Michelangelo Buonarroti’s ‘David’ has been hailed as a Renaissance masterpiece and the work of an artistic genius. The statue, sculpted from a leftover block of Carrara marble between 1501 and 1504 when Michelangelo was in his late twenties, towers at a height of 17 feet and represents David about to slay the giant... Read more
Piazza Signoria Florence
The large L-shaped Piazza della Signoria is one of the most popular squares in central Florence both for visiting tourists and as a place for local Florentines to meet and gather. The piazza is full of important and beautiful statuary as well as being surrounded by a host of buildings of enormous cultural significance.... Read more
Forte Belvedere Florence
Located high above the Giardino di Boboli and Palazzo Pitti, the Forte Belvedere boasts some of the best views of Florence. Commissioned by Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici and designed by architect Bernardo Buontalenti during 1590-1595, Forte Belvedere is not your typical fort. As well as protecting the Medici treasury, the... Read more
Piazzale Michelangelo Florence
Perhaps the most famous view of Florence is that from Piazzale Michelangelo in the Oltrarno district. The sweeping panorama from this terrace has been photographed by tourists continuously throughout the years and shows no sign of losing its popularity. On a clear afternoon from Piazzale Michelangelo the view of the city’s landmarks:... Read more
Ponte Vecchio Florence
One of the most photographed images in Florence is a medieval stone bridge called the Ponte Vecchio that runs across the River Arno at its narrowest point. The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest of Florence’s six bridges (Ponte Vecchio literally means “Old Bridge”) and it is believed a bridge was built on this... Read more