Some suggestions for those who plan to spend a couple of days in Florence, about things to do and see. With so little time available for a visit to one of the major world art cities, you could find helpful a quick guide with suggestions about things not to be missed during your time in Florence or things you could leave out.
In Piazza Duomo: The Duomo, also known as Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto) which stands isolated next to the Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore and Baptistery of St. John with its three sets of magnificent and artistically important bronze doors. You can enjoy amazing views of Florence from the top of the bell tower as well as by climbing the Basilica’s dome.
Ponte Vecchio, an icon of Florence, famous all over the world for its overhanging shops.
In Piazza della Signoria: Palazzo della Signoria, Loggia della Signoria, and Michelangelo’s David.
Palazzo degli Uffizi which houses the most famous art gallery storing works of Italian art from every period.
Giardino di Boboli (The Boboli Gardens), a mid-16th century Italian garden style on a green hill surrounding Palazzo Pitti, is also home to a distinguished collection of sculptures dating from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries.
Piazzale Michelangelo, a terrace from where you can enjoy a great view of the entire city and its surroundings,is definitely not to be missed. It is also an ideal place to enjoy an ice cream or a refreshing drink.
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(Next: more on things to do in Florence in a two days visit: Day two).