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Three Days in Florence

August 14, 2019 | By: Taylor Randolph

 

Florence is an incredible city located in the heart of Italy in the region of Tuscany. In 1450, Florence became the birthplace of the Renaissance as it was the home of acclaimed artists such as Donatello, Masaccio, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Florence has the greatest concentration of art (in proportion to its size) in the world. If you love exploring museums and wandering historic streets, then Florence is going to be perfect for you. However, you will definitely want to plan ahead. Florence is crowded with tourists from April to October. Tickets to popular museums, such as the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia, are regularly sold out. But don’t let this discourage you. Experiencing Florence is a must-see place on your travel bucket list. Just follow our three-day itinerary and you will be ready for your Italian vacation!

 

 

Day 1

  • Galleria dell'Accademia | Home to Michaelangelo's David and some of his other sculptures 
  • Museo Nazionale di San Marco | Beautiful frescoes by Fra Angelico
  • San Lorenzo Market | Get lunch and shop around at this indoor and outdoor market
  • Medici Chapels and Basilica of San Lorenzo | Admire Michelangelo’s work on the staircase and inside the church
  • Piazza del Duomo | Visit the Cathedral, Giotto's Campanile, and the Baptistry and climb the Dome for great views

 

Day 2

  • Palazzo Vecchio | See Michelangelo's The Genius of Victory amongst other many acclaimed works of art
  • Museo Galileo | Features astronomical and mathematical treasures such as telescopes, painted globes, barometers, etc. collected by the Medici and Lorraine Grand Dukes
  • Uffizi Gallery | One of the most prominent art museums in the world, housing works from Botticelli, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rembrandt
  • Scuola del Cuoio | Amazing leather store located at the Monastery of Santa Croce, commissioned by President Eisenhower to create his leather desk set

 

Day 3

  • Ponte Vecchio | Shop in the stores located within this medieval stone enclosed bridge
  • Brancacci Chapel | Fascinating frescoes designed by Masolino, then painted by Masaccio in 1428, with the remaining parts completed by Filipino Lippi in 1480
  • Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens | Rich history from the Medici family and later Napoleon. Now it is a museum complex with works by Raphel, Titian, and others
  • Piazzale Michelangelo | Stunning panoramic city views from this piazza on a hill

 

Now that you have your agenda planned, you can start buying your tickets to the museums. Don’t forget to book reservations at restaurants, as well. If you plan in advance, then you can completely relax on vacation and just follow your step-by-step guide.

 

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