Walking down via dei Calzaiuoli for shopping, you’ll arrive to piazza della Signoria, the city’s historical-political centre and home to Palazzo Vecchio. Just around the corner, visit the Uffizi Gallery, where masterpieces of Renaissance painting are beautifully collected.
The Basilica of Santa Croce is where you can admire the funerary monuments of important people like Galileo Galilei, Niccolò Machiavelli and Michelangelo. Once you’ve crossed the Ponte Vecchio, you’ll find yourself in the Oltrarno area, home to historic artisan shops, where craftsmen still use traditional techniques to produce their high-quality products. While in Florence, don’t forget to visit Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens and the Church of Santa Maria Novella, near the train station. Piazzale Michelangelo offers a beautiful view over the entire city (go there at the sunset).
Florence is an international mecca for culture, the city is truly one-of-a-kind!