Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance is steeped in a rich legacy of art and culture which attracts visitors from all over the world to marvel at its palaces, chapels, galleries and museums.
Below are just some of the wonderful sights and attractions you can expect to discover on a visit to Florence. For more information the staff of Podere San Filippo will be more than delighted to give you the benefits of their in depth local knowledge.
Galleria degli Uffizi
Housing an outstanding collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures- including Botticelli’s birth of Venus, the Galleria degli Uffizi is considered one of the world’s most famous fine art museum.
Santa Maria del Fiore
This magnificent domed cathedral symbolises Florence and is testament to the engineering prowess of the Renaissance artisans. Be sure to climb the 464 steps of the Dome to marvel at the spellbinding views over the city.
Church of San Lorenzo
For pure, neo-classical grandeur, the interior of this wonderful building is hard to beat. Take time to see the sacristy and the prince’s burial chapel.
Located on the south bank of the Arno behind the Pitti Palace, these ornately landscaped gardens are peppered with fascinating sculptures and offer fantastic views across the city.
Spanning the river Arno, this medieval crossing point is the oldest of Florence’s six bridges. Designed by Taddeo Gaddi, Ponte Vecchio is today occupied by a number of jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.