Florence is, along with
Venice and Rome, one of the
3 most visited cities in Italy. Millions of tourists come
to Florence every year and the number is growing. In
summer the city almost bursts, all hotels are full.
Florence has some absolute top sights. One of them is
certainly the cathedral with its gigantic, grandiose dome,
one of the top 10 churches in the world. But also for
example the world-famous bridge Ponte Vecchio and the two
art museums Uffizi and Accademia have to be seen.
If you only have 1-4 days in Florence, you should think
about what you want to see. Since the queues are extremely
long, you should buy tickets for some attractions on the
Internet before you visit. We recommend buying tickets
great English-language website Getyourguide.com.
In the following now a TOP-10-list of the sights in
Florence. Such lists are of course always somewhat
controversial. These are the top 10 sights of Florence
from our point of view:
Brief description of the
major sights of Florence
Florence Cathedral: The cathedral is one of the top 10 sights in Italy. One of
the largest churches in the world with many highlights
inside and out. Absolutely worth seeing is the gigantic
dome (15th century). At that time, the construction of
such a dome was not technically possible, but it succeeded
nevertheless. A top 10 sight of Italy.
of the top 10 art museums in the world. The huge
collection (especially Renaissance) includes works by
Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. The museum is
also among the top 10 sights of Italy.
Accademia: Also a magnificent art museum with
the most famous statue in the world, the David of
Florence: World famous bridge with
shops over the river Arno and great views.
Palazzo Vecchio Florence: For centuries the
seat of the government and town hall. Great rooms and pictures
inside, also very popular is the ascent of the Arnolfo
Tower with a great view over the city.
Palazzo Pitti Floence: On the other side of the
river Arno, just outside the city centre. Today there are
several important museums in the palace. The gardens are
also world famous..
Next to Florence Cathedral Museum. To here many works of art
have been removed from the cathedral, models of the dome
and much more.
Santa Croce Florence:
The second most important
church in Florence after the Cathedral. Especially the
tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Dante in the
Basilica are an absolute sight-highlight.
Mercato Centrale Florenz: great, genuine
Italian markez for groceries in the basement, upstairs
Florence: Viewpoint over the city
of Florence on the other side of the river Arno. Here you
can take the best photos of Florence.
Admission Prices and
Tickets Top10 Sights Florence
Florence isn't exactly cheap. Even tickets to the top 10
sights tear a hole in the holiday budget. If you want to
visit all the big sights of Florence, including the dome of the cathedral,
you get rid of
approximately 100 euros per person. But it is worth it. If
one has already paid the expensive trip to the capital of
the Tuscany, you should also have a look at the important
attractions. Many things you will remember for the rest of
life. If you want to have a look at all 10 top 10 sights,
you should plan at least 4 days in Florence, one whole day
of it just for the cathedral.
Cathedral of Florence:
You can see the cathedral itself, the Baptistery and the
Kyrpta and climb the church tower. There is a ticket for
about 15 euros. However, we recommend a visit to the
world-famous dome. This is only possible in a guided tour
that should be
booked with date
and time on this website in
Museum Florence: Very
long queues at the entrance, often several hundred meters
long. But for a few euros more you can buy a ticket
without queuing on the internet for about 20 euros. Absolutely recommendable, waiting in line for
several hours on a valuable holiday day makes no sense.
Here you can find on this link the
tickets for the Uffizi on the internet.
Accademia Museum Florence:
Similar to the Uffizi, very long queues at the ticket
counter. It is much better to buy tickets in advance on
the Internet for about 16 euros than queuing.
On this page you can buy tickets for the Accademia Museum.
Florence: Public bridge, no
entrance fee or ticket, open 24 hours.
Palazzo Vecchio Florence:
Even at the Old Palace the queues are often long,
especially in summer. Also here we
recommend the purchase of the tickets before with
Getyourguide for 19 euro or 25 euro inclusive tower
Palazzo Pitti Floence: Here the queues are
usually not so long, you can buy the tickets at the palace. A
ticket for all museums in the palace costs approximately
13 euros. Guided tours are also great, you should book
them on this website in
Florence: See above at 1. Cathedral. Only ticket for the whole cathedral for about 15 Euro
inludinf the museum and much more.
8. Basilica Santa Croce: Tickets for the interior
of the church are available st the church for 8 euros.
9. Mercato Centrale: Public market, top 10
attraction in Florence without admission. Open exery day
(limited on Sundays)
Square: Public square, no
See also: Top 10
Sights in Venice
Important: This article was translated by a
non-native English speaking person. We apologize for mistakes.