Florence – How to get the most out of a one day visit

Florence – How to get the most out of a one day visit

Florence has good transport links, so it’s quite feasible to have a day trip there. However, you need to plan your day meticulously as there is lots to see in the city. With some planning, you can certainly have a day out to remember.

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The Colosseum, Rome – Icon of the Roman Empire

The Colosseum, Rome – Icon of the Roman Empire

The Colosseum is a world-famous symbol of Rome. It can seem as full of visitors now as it was in its’ heyday. This was ancient Rome’s top entertainment venue, where capacity crowds would cheer on their favourite gladiators and watch criminals come to grisly deaths.

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Victor Emmanuel II Monument / Altare della Patria / Il Vittoriano, Rome

Victor Emmanuel II Monument / Altare della Patria / Il Vittoriano, Rome

The Victor Emmanuel II monument is centred on the unification of Italy and is therefore considered one of Italy’s national symbols.

The monument occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill and it’s not far from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Dei Miracoli

Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Dei Miracoli

One of Italy’s must-see sights, the Leaning Tower took almost 200 years to build. When it was completed in 1372 it was already listing. Over the centuries the tilt has worsened almost to point of collapse. It was finally stopped by a major stabilisation project in the 1990s.

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Baptistery and the Gates to Paradise, Florence

Baptistery and the Gates to Paradise, Florence

Michelangelo is supposed to have said that the Baptistery’s east doors were the Gates of Paradise. The Baptistery of St. John in Florence was described in Dante’s Divine Comedy as “my beautiful San Giovanni”. The Baptistery is without doubt, one of the most beautiful and important buildings in Florence.

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