San Miniato al Monte
San Miniato al Monte (The Abbey of San Miniato al Monte) is situated at one of the highest points in the city of Florence, Tuscany. Many people refer to this building as one of the most beautiful churches in all of Italy. It is a fine example of Romanesque architecture and is truly, a... Read more
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
Bargello Museum Florence
Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum) is a famous art museum in Florence, Italy. Previously it used to serve as a barrack and prison, but now it is just a museum containing some of the most impressive artifacts, which have extreme historical significance. It is also referred to as the Bargello palace or Palazzo... Read more
Campanile di Giotto Florence
Campanile di Giotto Firenze (Giotto’s Bell Tower) is a tower near the cathedral of Florence, Santa Maria del Fiore, situated in Piazza del Duomo, Italy. It is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture and is located near other architectural masterpieces like Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistery of St.... Read more
San Lorenzo Church Florence
San Lorenzo church, also known as Basilica di San Lorenzo (Basilica of St. Lawence) is located at the centre of Florence city’s main square. It is one of the largest and oldest churches in all of Italy, and holds extreme significance due to the fact that most of the high ranking members of the... Read more
Duomo Florence
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower or Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is a major tourist attraction in the city of Florence, in the region of Tuscany, Italy. Being the major Cathedral church in Florence, large crowds of tourists come to it for religious as well as sightseeing purposes. Located in the... 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
Cimitero degli Inglesi Florence
The Cimitero Degli Inglesi, or the English Cemetery, is a popular place to visit in Florence, and it has an interesting history. Before 1827, if a non-Catholic or non-Jew were to die in Florence, the only place that they would be able to be buried was in Livorno. However, in 1827, the Swiss Evangelical... Read more
Palazzo Pitti Florence
Palazzo Pitti was purchased in 1550 by Eleonora, wife of Cosimo I de’Medici, but it wasn’t the official home of the Medici family until many decades later. The original Palazzo Pitti looked nothing like the stately palace visitors see today as Eleonora and Cosimo considered themselves interior designers and undertook some major renovations.... 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