A complete guide for your one-day trip of Florence: the top attractions of the city
A tour of Florence in one day is, as a matter of fact, possible: despite the hugeness of the artistic and cultural heritage, Florence is the perfect destination both for a romantic weekend and a one-day trip, thanks to the fact that all the main attractions are located in the city centre.
If you choose the second option you will have to manage your time with great attention, if you want to enjoy all the wonders: our staff will be happy to support you in the organization of your visit by providing you a detailed guide for what to see in Florence.
SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE CATHEDRAL, GIOTTO’S CAMPANILE AND BAPTISTERY OF St. JOHN
Piazza del Duomo, located in the very hearth of the city, is dominated by the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Giotto’s Campanile and the Baptistery of St. John.
Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral was built in the XIII century thanks to the genius of some of the most important artists of that time: the Dome – designed by the architect Brunelleschi – is really famous and it is the biggest brick dome ever built. The dome is the protagonist of Florence’s panorama: thanks to its size, in fact, it is visible from miles away.
On the left side of the Cathedral you will see Giotto’s Campanile: designed by Giotto himself is 85 metres tall and is characterized by beautiful colours on the outside.
In the shadow of the Cathedral rises the Baptistery of St. John, erected in honour of the patron saint of Florence: this incredible structure is well recognizable thanks to the white marble and the bronze doors that adorn the exteriors. Once inside you will be shocked by the stunning beauty of the mosaics.
PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA AND PALAZZO VECCHIO
Piazza del Duomo represents the religious centre of the city while Piazza della Signoria is the symbol of the political power and heart of the social life of Florence.
The main attraction is Palazzo Vecchio, built between the XIII and the XIV century and characterized by the tower.
GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI e PONTE VECCHIO
The Uffizi Gallery are the most visited museum of Florence and here you will find incredible masterpieces crafted by some of the most important artists in the art world, like Michelangelo and Botticelli. Carrying on with your tour of Florence you will arrive to Ponte Vecchio, trait d’union between the city centre and the eastern side of the city, famous for the Corridoio Vasariano and for the goldsmith shops.
GIARDINO DI BOBOLI AND PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO
Behind Palazzo Pitti you will find Boboli Gardens, a great example of monumental gardens founded by the Medici and characterized by fountains, sculptures and a great variety of flowers.
Not far from Boboli Garden you will have the opportunity to admire Florence from above: Piazzale Michelangelo is the balcony of Florence and will give you a unique view of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio and all the city centre.
If you decide to spent a night in Florence at Brunelleschi Hotel we are happy to inform you that we have thought of a special offer that will allow you to transform your Sunday tour into an unforgettable experience.