6 Reasons to Visit Florence

Date:14-06-2013 11:40:04 read:2

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Wondering where you should go for your next travel experience? We have just the perfect destination for you. We give you a list of reasons that make Florence the ideal choice for a mesmerizing time.

1. Galleria degli Uffizi

The Uffizi Gallery Art Museum brings to you the Italian Renaissance art in all its glory and splendor. You can easily spend an entire afternoon losing yourself in the hallways and be awed by the sheer beauty. Being the world’s best art museum, it is a temple for art lovers. Here you will find masterpieces like Boticelli’s “Birth of Venus” and “Primavera,” as well as Titian’s “Duke of Urbino.”

2. The dome of the Duomo

The undisputed centerpiece of the city is Brunelleschi’s engineering marvel. Being the largest duomo in the world, it offers a breathtaking view. You are sure to have your attention drawn towards the paintings etched in gold, red and green colors, the carvings, the statues, and the bronze doors. If you wish to see a splendid view of the city, climb up the 463 steps of the duomo while admiring works like Giorgio Vasari’s frescoes of the “Last Judgment”.

3. Michelangelo’s David

This one is ideally credited as being the Western world’s most famous sculpture. You can find this statue in all its glory at the Gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Admire Michelangelo’s keen eye for perfection while you feast your eyes upon a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture.

4. Piazzale Michelangelo

Over the years, the view from this perch has been reproduced in numerous postcards and countless snapshots. Be awestruck as you see the magnificent city laid out before you from this famous square. The sunset from the Michelangelo Square is something that will last with you forever.

5. For an excellent dining experience

A heaven for food and wine lovers, Florence is a treasure trove of Enotecas (wine bars), delicatessens, gourmet shops, and more. You will find excellent trattorias in almost every passageway. Enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine, in the best of Florence restaurants.

6. For that perfect honeymoon

The city of lilies offers the perfect backdrop for a memorable and romantic honeymoon. Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence is all about flowers and fragrances, parks and gardens. There are hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, and the splendid skyline. Not only this, you have superb monasteries, churches, galleries, museums, and palaces.

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