Giotto's Campanile is a free-standing campanile that is part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence. Standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John, the tower is one of the showpieces of Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations and its polychrome marble encrustations. The slender structure is square in plan with 14.45 metre (47.41 ft) sides. It is 84.7 metres (277.9 ft) tall and has polygonal buttresses at each corner. The tower is divided into five stages.
The Boboli Gardens (Italian: Giardino di Boboli) is a park in Florence, Italy, that is home to a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries, with some Roman antiquities.
The Forte di Belvedere or Fortezza di Santa Maria in San Giorgio del Belvedere (often called simply Belvedere) is a fortification in Florence, Italy. It offers a unique view of this incredible city.
Certaldo is a town and comune in the middle of Valdelsa. It is about 35 kilometers (22 mi) southwest of the Florence Duomo. It is 50 minutes by rail and 35 minutes by car southwest of Florence, and it is 40 minutes by rail north of Siena. It was the home of the family of Giovanni Boccaccio, the poet of "Vita di Dante," and the author of the "Decamerone". He died here at his home and was buried here in 1375.
This village is framed by the natural wonder of its green hills, surrounded by kilometers of vineyards and olive groves, warm sun and a light breeze. At Castelfalfi everything smells of history and of culture and its rich medieval past now coexists harmoniously with the modernity of a vibrant, welcoming town.
Antico Setificio Fiorentino is one of the last remaining workshops for silk manufacturing in the world; it's hand-operated and semi-mechanical looms weave dreams, embellished by a wondrous warper designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Founded in Florence in the Eighteenth century, Antico Setificio Fiorentino is located in Lorenzo Bartolini 4, in the heart of the San Frediano historical quarter. Today as in the past, it weaves made-to-measure fabrics on antique looms following Florentine tradition. Early reservation is warmly recommended.
The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence", is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David.
Vinci is a town, officially a "city" and comune of Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town.
The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers, and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighboring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte Alle Grazie.
The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style with the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza Della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy. One of the most important Italian museums, and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world, and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
The Horticultural Garden stands out among the many beautiful gardens in Florence: annexed to the glass and iron Tepidarium designed by architect Giacomo Roster in the late 1800s, a 650-square-meter “crystal palace” (as it was described by a journalist on “Nazione” in 1880) that was technically meant to be a greenhouse, it has now become a magical place to host national and international exhibitions and events. It is proof that wonderful buildings and gardens can coexist, contributing together to the beauty of a city.