Florence is the capital city of the province of Florence. Florence is the most populous city in Tuscany and one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
THE CATHEDRAL-S. MARIA DEL FIORE
The Cathedral was started in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio on behalf of the republic. Giotto continued the works until his passing in 1337 when Arnolfo expired in 1303. After the building started and was interrupted by Talenti and Brunelleschi. In fact only in 1436 Pope Eugene, the fourth consecrated the Cathedral with a solemn service dedicated to S. Maria del Fiore.
BASILICA OF SAN LORENZO
The Basilica of San Lorenzo was assembled in the church. The current building was started in 1419. In 1442, Brunelleschi was responsible for finishing the Basilica and was made to the job. The inside, broken up and in the type of the Latin cross into a nave and two aisles, is definitely one of the masterpieces of the Florentine Renaissance.
Florence Cathedral: S.Maria Del Fiore
Once the Basilica of San Giovanni ( 11th century ). Really a building of great artistic and historical value, where the representative services including the feast of the Holy Patron, of the city, were observed and where new ambassadors were received. Rich in works of art, the octagonal-shaped building is among the very first in the city. The Baptistery stayed in use until following the 2Nd world war. Dante among them, many famous people, were baptized here.
Florence: The Baptistery
THE DOME OF THE CATHEDRAL
The Dome was built between 1434 and 1420 by Brunelleschi. The terrace of the marvelous masterpiece ( height: 114 meters ) affords an incomparable panoramic view of the city and its particular environment.
Florence: The dome of the Cathedral
SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
Santa Maria Novella ended by Jacopo Talenti in 1360 and was started by the Architect Friars Sisto and Ristoro in 1246. The inside, of Gothic-Roman design, is divided into a nave and two aisles. The Campanile dates back to the 14th century. A visit of the glorious thirteenth-century cloisters, on the left of the church, is recommended.
It’s stated that the Ponte Vecchio existed in Roman times as a passageway along the Via Cassia. After being ruined and rebuilt several times, Neri di Fioravante re-built on three arches in 1345, likely Ponte Vecchio as we are aware of it now. The miniature stores of gold retailers ( in the middle ages there were fishmongers, butchers, and leather stores ), as well as the little houses in the sides of the bridge, are its most characteristic attributes.
Florence Tour: Ponte Vechio
Palazzo Uffizi includes the Uffizi Art Gallery that is esteemed. The building, a fantastic architectonic work of Vasari, was started in 1560 by Vasari and terminated by Buontalenti in 1580. The Gallery houses some of Italy’s and the world’s most significant works of art.