Florence Italy | A city of art

Florence at Sunset” by Jon Rawlinson licensed under CC BY 2.0

Florence is recognised as one of the most beautfiul cities in the world, for a reason. Teeming with art around every corner, the city is an art lover’s playground. It’s easy to understand, as the city’s streets seem to have a certain artistic charm.

Here’s why there’s no better place than Florence for art lovers.

The view of the city

Most large, European cities have a pretty skyline, but Florence puts them all to shame. The most outstanding views of the city can be seen from above, from the outskirts of the city center. Take the short climb up the steps leading to the Piazza Michelangelo and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Florence.

You can gaze upon the Ponte Vecchio, the glowing Duomo of the Florence Cathedral, or the Arno River from this piazza. After enjoying the view, go and visit the replicas of some of Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures, including the statue of David, which are situated throughout the plaza. If you’re looking for a vacation steeped in history, it’s worth considering a city break to Florence.

The museums

Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance, so of course it’s going to be home to some of the most impressive displays of art in the world. Obviously there is Michelangelo, but there are also many other, both Rennaisance, and modern artists to discover!

To experience more famous (and infamous) works of art, head to the Uffizi Gallery. One of the most famous museums in the world, it features works by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Gotto, and many others.

The Florence Duomo 

Florence Duomo by xiquinhosilva licensed under CC BY 2.0

Also known as the Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore, or Saint Mary of the Flower, the Duomo is one of the most striking pieces of modern architecture. The largest in the world, it shines with ornate carvings and striking colours that decorate it’s exterior.

For those lucky enough to visit Florence, a trip that will last a lifetime awaits. Ask anyone who has been and they’ll tell you, Florence is for art lovers.


  1. October 4, 2014 / 8:58 AM

    I really must go to Florence! My other half went a couple of years before we got together, and he still raves about it now. Sounds like a beautifully romantic place….

  2. October 4, 2014 / 9:03 AM

    I’ve only been to Florence once, but I’d love to go back one day. It was utterly beautiful and so full of history.

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