Florence things to do – Florence monuments

by Samuele Sodini

Florence tours


Cathedral, Baptistry and Campanile

The Cathedral complex, called Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, includes Baptistry and Giotto’s Campanile, began in 1296 designed of Arnolfo di Cambio (Gothic style) and completed with the dome of Filippo Brunelleschi. Today the three buildings are part of UNESCO and are a major actraction tourists visiting Tuscany region.

The Uffizi
The palace is one the oldest and most famous art museums of the world. The Uffizi was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 at the request of Cosimo I De medici. It was completed in 1581 with intervention of Giorgio Vasari, Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti.
The museum contains works of artists Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raffaello, Rembrandt etc..

Boboli gardens and Pitti Palace
The Boboli Garden iso ne of the most elegant and largest italian gardens through several stages of resctructuring work and anlargement carried out at different time. The initial plan was drawn by Niccolò Tribolo, the work was completed by other architects including Vasari, Ammannati and Buontalenti.
Palazzo Pitti, probably designed by Brunelleschi in 1457, is the most imposing palaces in Firenze. The only decorative elements, on its almost severe facade, are the two crowned heads of lions.
The palace houses now is the Palatine Gallery, the Museum of Silveware and Moderh Art Gallery is the second museum in the city and contains many works of artists like Raphael, Filippo Lippi, Tizian, Caravaggio, Rubens and others.

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