Florence is the capital of the Italian Renaissance and it has some pretty spectacular point of interests:
- Right by the train station you should visit the oldest operating pharmacy in the world, it is called Santa Maria Novella, it is built in an old monastery it is pretty remarkable.
- After the pharmacy you can walk to the Duomo that is the most important Church in Florence, next to it there is the very famous Giotto bell tower.
- From there walk to Palazzo Vecchio, that is the medieval City Hall. Just outside its door you can see the famous David by Michelangelo.
- From there you can walk to the Galleria degli Uffizi that is one the most important Renaissance Paint Museum in the world, there you can see the famous Botticelli “Birth of Venus” and “the Spring”.
- From there you can walk to the famous Ponte Vecchio that is the oldest bridge in town and has nice little stores on it.
- From the bridge you can walk to Palazzo Pitti, that was the palace of the Duke of Tuscany. The Palace is remarkable and the gardens are pretty spectacular.
- Piazzale Michelangelo: it is a bit of a walk but the view of the city from there is quite breathtaking.
- Fountain del Porcellino: Visitors rub the snout of this iconic bronze fountain of a boar to ensure their return to Florence.