Florence Holiday - The City of Stone

by : Luki Johnson

Situated in Italy, Florence is a beautiful city of stones offering world class galleries, stone sculptures, architecture, culture and rich history to its visitors. Many consider this Italian city a visual delight, which is why thousands of tourists choose Florence as their holiday destination for visit every year.

From a huge list of places to visit, here are some of the marvelous attractions that are a must see when you visit this beautiful city:

Piazza della Signoria

This is an eminent square in the heart of the city which boasts stunning sculptures and statuary like replicas of Judith Beheading Holofernes and Donatello's Marzocco, portrayal of Cosimo de Medici by Giambologna, replicas of Michelangelo's David and original as well as real Perseus slaying Medusa by Cellini. The square is surrounded with trendy cafes, shopping centre and restaurants full with locals as well as tourists on a holiday in Florence.

Palazzo Vecchio

Situated close to Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio is a marvelous palace holding a collection finest art work, history rich collection and an elegant architecture. While on a trip to Florence, Palazzo Vecchio is a worth visiting classic tourist attraction.

Ponte Vecchio

Built in year 1345, this bridge is a major tourist attraction and comes with history. While the bridge is popular with shops selling silver and gold jewelry, tourist and visitors love to visit it for its beauty and the fact that it's the only Florentine construction that survived the era of World War II.

Galleria degli Uffizi

For every art lover visiting Florence, a visit to the Uffizi gallery can add to the experience. This tourist attraction presents a breathtaking collection of 300 sculptures, 1700 paintings and huge number of remarkable artifacts. Some of these include collection of Baroque art, Italian Renaissance and Botticelli's "Birth of Venus". Some of the eminent artists whose work can be cherished at this gallery are Giotto, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino, Michelangelo, Dante, Leonardo da Vinci and Rubens.

The Duomo

This tourist attraction draws a huge number of tourist and visitors as well as locals to it due too its architecture rich construction. The building has white, green and pink color marbles on the outside and amazing doors as well as out of ordinary statues in its interiors. On a trip to Florence, you must not miss the opportunity of enjoying the view of the city from this cathedral.

Boboli Garden

When on a holiday in Florence with family, you can always enjoy a great picnic or family time in this sculpture rich garden with great view and beautiful fountains.

Santa Croce

This tourist attraction of Florence is a Franciscan church that consists of tombs of significant Florentines like Dante and Michelangelo. Located in the Piazza Santa Croce, the building is known for its rich interior with the glass windows. Every year hundreds of tourists and visitors make this attraction a part of their sightseeing on their trip to Florence.

Best time to visit or holiday in Florence

The ideal time to enjoy a trip to Florence would be in months of May, June, September and October.