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Things to do in Florence

The entire Renaissance city of Florence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the most popular cities to visit in Italy with countless churches, cathedrals, art galleries and museums. Deciding where to start your sightseeing tours may prove to be the most tricky part of the whole process. Head to the most popular site, the Cattedrale de Santa Maria del Fiore which began construction in 1296, was consecrated in 1436, holds 20,000 people, and offers some breathtaking views over the city. Visit one of Florence''s oldest buildings, the Baptistery of John the Baptist to enjoy views over the Arno River; and stroll across the Ponte Vecchio to the Giardino di Boboli to enjoy the park dotted with fountains behind the Pitti Palace. Navigate the crowds at the Galleria degli Uffizi I to view some of the world''s most important Renaissance art. Culture-lovers will enjoy a trip to Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in Italy and which holds the tombs of Michelangelo and Dante; as well as the Piazza della Signoria, the heart of the historic centre and an open-air sculpture exhibit, where one can sip on a cup of coffee and watch the world go by from one of the surrounding caf?ęs.

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