Most of Florence’s many tourists, crash directly onto the Duomo, the city’s historic and geographical center.
Here you will also find the Campanile, the Baptist Chapel and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.
To the south lies the Piazza della Signoria, along the political heart of the city, along with the town hall, and continuing further south, you will find the Uffizi Museum, one of Italy’s largest art collections.
East of the Duomo you will find the church of Santa Croce, and west of it is another large church, Santa Maria Novella.
And you don’t have to go far outside of Florence to feel the Tuscan countryside.
Attractions in Florence
When you take a walk across the bridge, Ponte Vecchio, which is probably the most photographed bridge in the world, you walk across the Arno River, which splits the city beautifully into two parts, and on the other side you find the Oltrarno neighborhood.
Oltrarno is marked and dominated by Santa Spirito and the great Palazzo Pitti, where great Renaissance artists have also helped to make their mark.
Do not cheat yourself for a trip up the Piazzale Michelangelo, which gives you a great view of Florence, and to that extent a single, or perhaps two pictures should be taken.
Remember to order one of Florence’s specialties, Bistecca alla Fiorentina, which is a big case of a steak, and of course it is tasted with one of Tuscany’s many wines.
South of Florence
Tuscany with strong architecture, adventure landscapes, and world-class wines is an essential part of the region’s great attractiveness.
Florence is like a pot in the summer, and if you have been in the city for a few days, it does not hurt to take a walk outside and look around.
Take, for example, the Chianti Route, No. 222, and down the beautiful route between Florence and Siena, where the beautiful, timeless Tuscan countryside fades into the horizon.
Northwest of Siena you can drive to Volterra to find the upper old town, from which there is a picturesque view over the whole area.