Top 8 Things To Do in Firenze, Italy

Firenze, Italy is the capital city of the Italian region  of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance" for its beautiful and unforgettable monuments, churches, and buildings. 

1. The Duomo

The Duomo is the best-known site of Florence. This domed cathedral stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, with the baptistery right across. The cathedral named in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore is a vast Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata, the remains of which can be seen in the crypt.

2. Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in central Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. One of the most important Italian museums, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world, and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. 

3. Boboli Gardens Amphitheatre

The Boboli Gardens is a park in Florence, Italy that is home to a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries, with some Roman antiquities. It is an open-air museum situated in the heart of Florence, and is filled with fountains, statues, as well as an amphitheater. 

4. San Lorenzo Market

The San Lorenzo Market is one of Florence's popular markets. One is better known as the Central Market (Mercato Centrale), which is a two-level, indoor food market. The other is an outdoor section of the market, which runs along several streets surrounding the Mercato Centrale. File between the hundreds of stalls on either side of the street with vendors selling pottery, clothing, notebooks, souvenirs and various leather goods including bags, belts, wallets and jackets. 

5. Piazza Ciompi Square

The Piazza Ciompi is a square in the historic center of Florence. The square is also home to the "mercantino" or flea market - small sheds selling antiques, art, old books, and various oddities.

6. San Miniato al Monte Building

The San Miniato al Monte is a basilica in Florence, central Italy, standing atop one of the highest points in the city. It has been described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany and one of the most scenic churches in Italy. 

7. L'Osteria di Giovanni Restaurant

L'Osteria di Giovanni is almost just as famous for its setting as it is for its food. Tucked underneath the rest of the city, it's easy to feel like you've stepped back to Renaissance times along with the murals on the wall and the gorgeous table settings. If you can, make sure to call ahead and see if you can get a table reserved - it tends to get crowded.

8. La Bottega del Buon Caffè

This elegant restaurant on the Lungarno combines urban chic with Florentine style. There is a terrace for alfresco dining in fine weather. In the open-view kitchen top-quality ingredients are skilfully transformed into imaginative and carefully prepared dishes with a host of culinary influences.