A Day Out in Florence

A Day Out in Florence

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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Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (il Duomo), Florence

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (il Duomo), Florence

The Duomo is an imposing sight in the heart of the historic centre of Florence. The building is a clear landmark and can be seen from miles around, standing above all the other medieval buildings. The distinctive terracotta-tiled dome is one of the most famous symbols of Florence.

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Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Florence

Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Florence

Ponte Vecchio which translates as “Old Bridge” in Italian is undoubtedly one of Florence’s most well-known landmarks. It definitely has its photograph taken more than any other bridge in the city. It is quite spectacular when seen from a distance and even more stunning when you walk over it!

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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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