Florence's attractions focus mainly largely on art - works for the architecture of the Duomo and Palazzo Pitti in the Uffizi and Galleria dell'Accademia. But all of the beauty is not captured in stone and canvas; Take the back of the Boboli Gardens, walk along the Arno and visit the Ponte Vecchio or eat your way through the Frenzies Cafe, Gelato Shops and Restaurants.
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Looking at the city from its perch in the Oltrarno district, Piazzale Michelangelo is one of the most popular viewpoints in the city, and it is definitely worthwhile if you are a first-time visitor. This ornate square is known for its stunning visuals and David's huge replica of Michelangelo. Walking to the Piazza can be quite convenient (Piazza is an intimidating flight of stairs leading from Poggi), but recent visitors said the panoramic city views are worth the workout and should not be missed. Also, there are vendors in top selling drinks and souvenirs should you need a snack.
Occupying the first and second floors of the U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi and situated on the banks of the Arno River, The Uffizi Gallery was the first modern museum in Europe, built in the late 16th century by the Medici family. Today, the museum is the dream of many art lovers. It still displays the family's premier art collection, including Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," Rafael's "Madonna of the Goldfinch" and Titian's "Venus of Urbino".
Giotto's Bell Tower
In the early 14th century, this bell tower is designed by Giotto. This 277-foot-high bell tower is part of the famous Duomo in the Piazza del Duomo of central Florence. Although it is known as Giotto's Bell Tower, it actually required three architects to finish it. Changes in style and design are evident. Today, you can admire the exterior design of the tower from the square below - be sure to spend a lot of time admiring the sculptures and style by renowned artists such as Donatello and Andrea Pisano. You can also climb to the top for stunning views of central Florence, a hike that visitors recently said will lead you to a better panorama than reaching the top of the Duomo.