Florence is must-see destination for all Italian visitors, in Florence, there are a bunch of places to roam some are the top sights which visitors shouldn’t miss on their visit to Florence, here the list of Must See in Florence.
- Treasury of the Grand Dukes
The Treasury of the Grand Dukes is located in the rooms on the ground floor at Palazzo Pitti in Florence, it was once known as the Silver Museum, and was magnificently frescoed in the 17th century for the marriage of Ferdinand II de’ Medici to Vittoria Della Rovere.
Tourists will get to see precious cultural objects of all kinds, like gems, cameos, ivories and jewellery, all collecting likes of dynasties like Medici and the Lorraines.
In the 1400s, Cosimo the elder started a Collection of precious objects on a big scale, the collection was continued by his son Piero and grandson Lorenzo, Lorenzo had the most unique collected pieces of art & History.
- Giardino dell’Iris
The Garden is a Botanical Garden Which is Located on the corner of Viale dei Colli and Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy, it’s Specialised in the cultivation of isis flowers since 1251.
The garden is open to the public when it blooms from 25 April to 20 May. This year, due to the pandemic, the garden delayed its opening and opened to the public on 2 May.
The garden can be accessed every day from 10 am to 6 pm (the last admission is at 5:30 pm). Admission is free but a contribution to help maintain it is still welcome. And here we want to pause for a second because at the entrance on a bulletin board you can read the names of the many associations involved in the care of the garden. We were pleased to note that among them, together with the “Angels of Beauty”, there are also the boys of the Trisomy 21 Association.
The garden have more than 1500 types of Variety of flowers to display the garden also contains a pond that cultivates aquatic variety of flower, and ads to the view of Florence from the garden
- Florence Charterhouse
The Florence Charterhouse belongs to the richest bankers family of Florence, built in 1341 by Niccolo acciaioli, the charthouse is located in the southern part of Florence, on the top of Monte Acuto.
Florence charterhouse was taken over by Cistercian monks. In 1958 ,The chapter house now holds five fresco lunettes by Pontormo from the cloister, damaged by exposure to the elements.
Visiting time for charterhouse start at 10:00 – 11:00 – 15:00 – 16:00 (and 17:00 in summer time).
from Tuesday to Saturday , Individuals and small groups do not require reservations.
- Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
The museum exhibits work of the global genius leonardo da Vinci, situated at the core of Florence, it provides unique experience to each and every visitor and keep them stunned with history of relevancy
You’ll see some unusually impressive work refrence for visitor as educational, the place has actual machines drawn by leonardo turned into structures and sculptures allowing young mind learn from it.
The museum contains five sections
Mechanisms: shows the principals of locking system, flyweel, ball bearing, motion transformation,etc
Water: which shows hydraulic saw, webbed gloves etc
Earth: in which youll see oil press, rolling mill, theatrical machines, revolving crane.
Air: helicopter, leonardos parachute, aenemoscope, the hygrometer,etc
Fire: machine guns and tanks.
- Piazza della Signoria
Its a main & the most beautiful Square of Florence italy, shaped in W with well rounded view, it has been the political centre of Florence since 14th century, the centre is name after pallazo dela signoria, also called palazzo vecchio
The sculpture you’ll see at squares are: 1.Michelangelo was placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republicians, Bandinelli’s Hercules and Cacus (1534) to the right of palazzo, The Nettuno (1575) by Ammannati celebrates the Medici’s maritime ambitions and Giambologna’s equestrian statue of Duke, Loggia dei Lanzi, which sits to the right of Palazzo Vecchio and functions as an open-air sculpture gallery,
- Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Santa maria del fiore is the third largest church in the world designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, it was the largest catherdel in Europe when made in the 15th century. It is 153 metres long, 90 metres wide at the crossing, and 90 metres high from the floor to the, it was later dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore.
The interior of catherdral preserves prestigious works of art: on the left side we find the first two detached frescoes showing the “Condottiero Giovanni Acuto”and “Niccolò da Tolentino” painted respectively by Paolo Uccello in 1436 and by Andrea del Castagno in 1456. Paolo Uccello also frescoed the clock on the inside wall, showing four vogorous “heads of saints”.
- Laurentian Medici Library
Is Historical library, Built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze, the reason of building this library was to highlight that the medici were turned into members of intelligence was once merchants
The library contains books belonging to the medici family, the historic library contains more than 11000 manuscript and 4500 books, the construction of the library began in 1525 since the Michelangelo left Florence in 1534 it was than given to tribolo vasari and Ammannati