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August 31, 2015

Florence in one day

The 5 cult not to be missed for those who have only 24 hours

It may happen to be in Florence, but only in passing. So what to do? Discouraged because it is one of the cities most famous on the planet? Of course not. Just arm yourself with a nice pair of comfortable shoes, a map of the city center and follow our advice to go home with a souvenir miniature but well condensed in the cradle of the Renaissance. Here are 5 cult not to be missed: matches from the Piazza del Duomo with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower and the ancient Baptistery, where in 1266 he was baptized by Dante Alighieri, the poet of the Divine Comedy.

Head to the Piazza della Signoria Palazzo Vecchio which overlooks the town hall and once the home of the Medici, standing next to a giant copy of Michelangelo's David that, given the short time available, maybe you can not see the truth in the Galleria dell'Accademia .

Make a stop in front of the fourteenth-century Loggia dei Lanzi, under which they find shelter copies of beautiful sculptures, including Cellini's Perseus and be content to watch from outside the Uffizi Gallery, which houses outstanding works as The Birth of Venus and Primavera Botticelli's Venus of Urbino by Titian, the Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci.

Then on to the Ponte Vecchio, a few tens of meters, where you must walk among the shops of artisans, then off to the church of Santa Croce which is not far away and, to give a final farewell to the town and admire it in its entirety take public transport and go up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Or from the Ponte Vecchio reach Piazza Santa Maria Novella, where stands the famous church of the same name mentioned in Boccaccio's Decameron but going strictly by the Via de 'Tornabuoni, the famous shopping street and luxury of Florence.

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