A weekend in Florence

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Florence is a vibrant, fashionable city known for its Renaissance treasures. The city captivates the visitors touring the city. Here is your guide on how to make the best of Florence in 48 hours.

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A weekend in Florence

  1. 1. A weekend in Florence Florence is a vibrant, fashionable city known for its Renaissance treasures. The city captivates the visitors touring the city. Here is your guide on how to make the best of Florence in 48 hours. Source: Mygola.com
  2. 2. Day 1 Casa Howard Guest House Florence Each Casa Howard Guest House is a beautiful house which provides a personal service while using some typically ‘hotel’-style ideas, methods and services.
  3. 3. Day 1 Piazza della Stazione Florence Station Square , dominated by the station of Santa Maria Novella is one of the largest squares in Florence . At one time the area was occupied by vegetable gardens and other buildings diprendenti from the convent of Santa Maria Novella . From 1841 to 1848 it was decided to use th ...
  4. 4. Day 1 Santo Spirito Florence The plain, unfinished facade gives nothing away, but the interior, although it appears chilly compared with later churches, is one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in Italy. The interior is one of a pair designed in Florence by Filippo Brunelleschi in th ...
  5. 5. Day 1 Palazzo PItti Florence You can also take your kids to Palazzo Pitti which is an enormous palace and one of the best architectural show pieces of Florence. Take a quick walk through and your kids will definitely find things that will catch their attention like the Galleria del Costume. The details for ...
  6. 6. Day 1 Ponte Vecchio Florence This famous bridge has twinkled with the glittering wares of jewellers ever since the 16th century, when Ferdinando I de’ Medici ordered them here to replace the often mal­odorous presence of the town butchers, who were wont to toss unwanted leftovers into the river. The bridg ...
  7. 7. Day 1 Piazza della Signoria Florence Piazza della Signora has been the hub of Florence's political life since the Republic at the end of the 15th Century. This L-shaped square is surrounded by its most famous buildings. Among them, the Palazzo Vecchio, head of the Florentine government, the Galleria degli Uffizi and ...
  8. 8. Day 1 Il Duomo Florence The Duomo was established in the 1200s, but the building one see was erected a century later and has since undergone radical changes—especially during the baroque period. Inside, 110 ancient columns salvaged from pagan buildings are set into the piers that support the 350-year- ...
  9. 9. Day 1 Santa Maria del Fiore Florence In 1296 Arnolfo di Cambio was commissioned to build "the loftiest, most sumptuous edifice human invention could devise" in the Romanesque style on the site of the old church of Santa Reparata. The immense Duomo was not completed until 1436, the year it was consecrated. The imposi ...
  10. 10. Day 1 Basilica of San Lorenzo Florence Filippo Brunelleschi designed this basilica, as well as that of Santo Spirito in the Oltrarno, in the 15th century. He never lived to see either finished. The two interiors are similar in design and effect. San Lorenzo, however, has a grid of dark, inlaid marble lines on the floo ...
  11. 11. Day 1 Mercato di San Lorenzo Florence Mercato di San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Market) is a bargain hunters' paradise. It features everything from leather hand bags, coats, and accessories to souvenirs. The market spreads around Chiesa di San Lorenzo and the Mercato Centrale. Mercato di San Lorenzo is also famous for its ...
  12. 12. Day 1 Da Nerbone Florence This tavola calda in the middle of the covered Mercato Centrale has been serving up food to Florentines who like their tripe since 1872. Tasty primi and secondi are available every day, but cognoscenti come for the panino con il lampredotto. Less adventurous sorts might want to s ...
  13. 13. Day 1 Medici Chapels Florence This magnificent complex includes the Cappella dei Principi, the Medici chapel and mausoleum that was begun in 1605 and kept marble workers busy for several hundred years, and the Sagrestia Nuova. designed by Michelangelo and so called to distinguish it from Brunelleschi's Sagres ...
  14. 14. Day 1 Gallery of The Academy Florence The gallery is famous for its prisons and for Michelangelo’s “David”, in the late 800’s moved to a gallery appropriately suited for the statue. It also preserves paintings between the 200’s and 500’s and plaster cast collections respectively done by Lorenzo Bartolini ...
  15. 15. Day 1 Via Tornabuoni Florence This is one street you cannot afford to miss out on. It has almost every brand and designer that there is in Florence and is definitely a place where you are bound to find something of your choice. Via Tornabuoni starts at Antinori square and goes down all the way to ponte Santa ...
  16. 16. Day 1 Officina Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Florence Novella The essence of a Florentine holiday is captured in the sachets of the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, an art nouveau emporium of herbal cosmetics and soaps that are made following centuries-old recipes created by friars. It celebrated its 400th birthday in 2 ...
  17. 17. Day 1 Hotel Continentale Florence Location. This Arezzo aparthotel is close to Museo Archeologico Mecenate, Church of San Francesco Arezzo, and Church of Santa Maria della Pieve. Also nearby are Museo Statale d'Arte Medievale e Moderna and Museo del Duomo. Features.This Arezzo property has a bar/lounge. Business ...
  18. 18. Day 2 Brunelleschi's Dome Florence In 1296 Arnolfo di Cambio was commissioned to build "the loftiest, most sumptuous edifice human invention could devise" in the Romanesque style on the site of the old church of Santa Reparata. The immense Duomo was not completed until 1436, the year it was consecrated. The imposi ...
  19. 19. Day 2 Campanile Florence The Gothic bell tower designed by Giotto is a soaring structure of multicolor marble originally decorated with sculptures by Donatello and reliefs by Giotto, Andrea Pisano, and others. A climb of 414 steps rewards you with a close-up of Brunelleschi's cupola on the Duomo next doo ...
  20. 20. Day 2 Four Seasons Florence Located in Florence. Four Seasons Hotel Florence is close to Piazza Donatello, Statue of David, and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Also nearby are Academy Gallery and San Lorenzo Church. Hotel Features. Four Seasons Hotel Florence has a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and ...
  21. 21. Day 2 Santa Maria Novella Florence Santa Maria Novella is a church in Florence, Italy, situated just across from the main railway station which shares its name. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence, and is the city's principal Dominican church. The church, the adjoining cloister, and chapter ...
  22. 22. Day 2 Boboli Gardens Florence Despite the volumes of visitors and a slightly shop-worn mien, the Boboli gardens remain both a marvel of Tuscan Renaissance landscape architecture and, in its further reaches, a fine escape from the tourist hordes. Perhaps its most impressive feature is the stately VialedeiCipre ...
  23. 23. Day 2 The Uffizi Gallery Florence The venerable Uffizi Gallery occupies the top floor of the U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi, designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 to hold the uffizi of the Medici grand duke Cosimo I. Later, the Medici installed their art collections here, creating what was Europe's first modern museu ...
  24. 24. Thank You! Check out this itinerary here. http://www.mygola.com/a-weekend-in-florence/i684 Mygola.com Largest collection of real travelers' itineraries. Create custom trip in 15 minutes.

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