Florence in one dayby Salogi Villas Villa Rental
The historic center of the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982 and attracts millions of tourists each year.
The city is situated in a valley on the banks of the River Arno and is surrounded by low hills covered with olive groves and vineyards.Most of the major sights and attractions are within easy walking distance (you may cross the city in 30 minutes).
Generally the reference point of any Florence tour is the central station Santa Maria Novella, because it’s the main station for any bus, train and there is also a big parking for all the tourists. Once arrived in the Piazza you should take the main street to the city centre which is Via de Panzani and then Via de Cerretani. After 10 minutes of walking you will arrive to the Cathedral. The Cathedral was design by Brunelleschi and was built in pink, white and green marble.
Next to the Cathedral,
from Piazza San Giovanni, starts Via Roma which leads to Piazza
della Reppublica, one of the biggest squares in
From this square if
you follow Via Calimala and then Via Calimaruzza you will arrive in Pizza
della Signoria. Piazza della Signoria is one of the most
visited squares in the world and this is the meeting place of Florentines,
being located near Piazza del Duomo, near Ponte
gateway to Uffizi Gallery. This Piazza has the
appearance of an outdoor sculpture gallery, hosting the fountain
There is also the Loggia
della Signoria, a platform for public ceremonies which today is
a showcase for sculptures.
Then the next stop must be the
From the Uffizi Gallery you may take a little walk on the banks of the River Arno and you will arrive to the “Ponte Vecchio” which is a well-known bridge with famous jewelry shops since the time of Ferdinando 1st de Medici.
After you cross this
lovely bridge you have to turn left and go directly to the Piazzale
Michelangelo, a very beautiful square which offers a magnificent panoramic view
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