Florence is one of the most renowned and beloved cities around the world for its artistic and cultural heritage: architecture, sculptures, paintings, historical and scientific memories, all belonging to just one city, which awarded the prestigious 2012 Traveller's Choice by Tripadvisor, the most famous traveller's community.
Also, the historical centre was declared World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1982.
The heart of the historical centre of Florence is certainly Piazza della Signoria (Signoria's square) with the majestic Palazzo Vecchio, the wonderful scultpures of La Loggia dei Lanzi and the proximity with Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi), one of the most renowned and visited museums of the world. A few steps away from Piazza della Signoria you can find the other emblem of Florence: the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, characterized by the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi and accompanied by the Giotto's Bell Tower and Batipstery of Saint John (Battistero di San Giovanni). And also Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge) the oldest bridge of the city, and certainly the most famous, and renowned all around the world for its jewellers shops; in fact in the early 1900s a bronze statue of Benvenuto Cellini, the most celebrated Florentine goldsmith, was placed in the middle of the Old Bridge.
In addition to the Uffizi Gallery, Florence features some other important museums: the Accademy Gallery, worldwide famous to be the house of Michelangelo's David (the best example of man beauty in the art), the Bargello and Palazzo Pitti with its eight museums including the Galleria Palatina. The masterpieces and the artistic and architectural treasures of Florence dont end here: the Spedale degli Innocenti, the churchs of San Lorenzo and Piazza Santo Spirito made by Filippo Brunelleschi, the Santa Maria Novella's church with the facade of Leon Battista Alberti, the church of Santa Croce with its gothic style, celebrated by Ugo Foscolo and that he called "Temple of Italian glories" due to the tombs of important artists, writers and scientists, the romanesque church of San Miniato al Monte, the Boboli's Garden inside Palazzo Pitti and projected by Bernardo Buontalenti.
Practically, Florence is a real open-air museum and a a visit to the "craddle of Renaissance" is a must see for the lovers of art cities and the masterpieces of Italian art.
Also the lovers of shopping and fashion luxury brands finds in Florence their paradise: Via Tornabuoni, Via della Vigna Nuova and Via Strozzi with the shops of exclusive and luxurios fashion brands a (Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Patrizia Pepe,) are the most preferred places by the worldwide shopping lovers.