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3 days in Florence

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3 days in Florence
Florence is a treasure trove with so many things to see that a few days won't be enough. But make sure you don't miss these top sights by planning well and trying not to over do it.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Galleria dell'Accademia
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Galleria dell'Accademia

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore
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Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore

Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the Cathedral's trademark dome is now the symbol of Florence.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum)
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Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum)

Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's chief magistrate, this museum houses an unrivalled collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Piazza della Signoria
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Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria is one of the  most important centres of attractions in Florence, along with the Piazza del Duomo. Many visitors come to love... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Palazzo Vecchio
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Palazzo Vecchio

Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat of the Signoria, the fathers of the city's republican government.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 2
Uffizi Gallery
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Uffizi Gallery

One of the great museums of the world, the Uffizi houses the premier collection of Italian Renaissance art, featuring works by such masters as Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo and da Vinci.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Basilica di Santa Croce
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Basilica di Santa Croce

This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Piazzale Michelangelo
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Piazzale Michelangelo

This 19th century piazza has undoubtedly the best panoramic view of Florence. The square is decorated with copies of Michelangelo's sculptures, but it's the view people come here to see.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte
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The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte

Situated on a hill (monte) outside Florence with unsurpassed views of the city, this structure is one of the finest examples of Tuscan Romanesque architecture, built between the 11th and 13th centuries.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Day 3
Museo di Palazzo Davanzati
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Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

This ancient palazzo is layered with history, starting from the Middle Ages. It gives a fascinating and valuable look into a typical wealthy home of the Medieval to Renaissance era, complete with frescoes and period furniture.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio

Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed bridge in Florence, which is characterized by three arches and two wide arcades on each side housing the famous and unusual "botteghe" or shops.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Piazza Santo Spirito
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Piazza Santo Spirito

This unique Florentine piazza is the center of the artisan quarter. Dominated by the last masterpiece of Brunelleschi, the Basilica of Santo Spirito, the square is home to little local markets and antique fairs.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Pitti Palace
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Pitti Palace

A complex of art museums housing some of the most celebrated treasures in the city.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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