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
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
Piazza Duomo Pietrasanta Versilia
Situated in the north-west province of Lucca is the Tuscan region known as Versilia. This area, perhaps best known for its stretches of long sandy beaches, extends along the coast from Liguria in the north almost to Pisa, which marks its southern extremity. The Apuan Alps form a backdrop to its historical towns, villages... Read more
David Michelangelo Florence
The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence" is an art museum in Florence, Italy. Famed for being home to Michelangelo's sculpture 'David', this museum hosts many other works of arts as well. Many of Michelangelo's works of art are displayed here as well as various paintings, statues and sculptures... 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
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
Chiesa di Santa Croce Florence
The Church of Holy Cross, or Chiesa di Santa Croce, is a beautiful and historic place to visit while in Florence. The church dates back to 1294 but did not receive consecration until 1443 by Eugene IV. Today, this is the main Franciscan church in Florence and is a minor basilica of the Roman... Read more
Palazzo Vecchio Florence
A visit to Florence isn’t complete without touring the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria. This fortress-shaped building with a tower atop its roof is one of the most important buildings in Florence as at different periods it was the home of the Medici family and also the city’s town hall. Today its... Read more