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Traveling to Florence can be an overwhelming experience with such an abundance for art-lovers to enjoy. What shouldn't be missed for visitors to the city is the globally-recognised Uffizi Gallery. Home to works from Giotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli, this gallery has a special focus on Italian Renaissance pieces - apt for a city so central to the period.
Other notable locations include the Bargello National Museum, found in one of the oldest buildings in Florence and home to an impressive selection of classic Renaissance work, and the Museo Novecento which displays 20th century Italian artwork.
If you're searching for a total art immersion during your stay, look no further than the Lungarno Hotel. Located on the Arno River, and with views of the Ponte Vecchio, this hotel offers the guest a collection of over 400 pieces carefully selected by Michele Bonan.
A Mecca for Art
A city that has redefined the culture, politics, and economy of many generations, Florence is an art lovers mecca. As the 'cradle of the Renaissance' movement in Italy, the city is hailed by many as one of, if not the best, cities for renaissance art in the world.
A Certified Treasure
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Florence exudes class and style whilst playing host to the work of Michelangelo and Botticelli, amongst others. For those drawn by remarkable architecture, the Palazzo Vecchio which overlooks the Piazza della Signoria, a site of great historical significance for Florence, is to be admired. The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Flore, which is amongst the largest churches in Italy, and the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge noted for having shops upon it, are not to be ignored.
History at its core
Yet Florence's offerings do not stop at art. Established by Julius Cesar, this city has survived multiple occupations, flooding, and bombings. Although the city managed to protect only one bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, during the German occupation, it still retains its Renaissance essence, with a sprinkling of influence from the Medieval and Baroque eras, for example.
Built between two rivers, Florence provides a constant flow of culture, art, and history. Let Uart help you discover its treasures.