24 Hours in Florence, Italy

Italy, Florence Guide (B): 24 Hours in Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy is an iconic, ancient city that really encompasses the true heart of Italian food and culture. It’s crowded, busy, and colourful, and is a mandatory stop for anyone visiting this beautiful country. The biggest highlights, fortunately, can be crammed into one (very full) day. Here are my top 5 sites in Florence to experience, even if you only have a day to visit!

The Palazzo Vecchio was built in 1299 as a fortified palace for the magistrates of the commune. During the mid-sixteenth century, the palace was home to Cosimo I de’ Medici, the second Duke of Florence. The palace is still in use today as Florence’s city hall, but many sections are now open to the public as a museum and archaeological site. In fact, the hall was built upon the ancient Roman ruins of a 1st Century AD theatre, the remains of which can be viewed from the basement level. The interior rooms boast impressive frescos, murals, gold detailing and imposing sculptures.

You can also tour the secret passages, visit the private apartments, and walk along the battlements. The building is right in the Piazza della Signoria square, which makes it conveniently close to other attractions on this list. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 24 Hours in Florence, Italy
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Palazzo Vecchio   Basilica di Santa Croce   The Ponte Vecchio   Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore   Baptistery of San Giovanni   Uffizi Gallery   Piazza della Signoria  
Author: Darlene Fisher
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