Florence Cathedral to Medici Chapels: 7 MUST visit places in Florence

World Tourism day 2023: Florence Cathedral to Medici Chapels are 7 MUST visit places in Florence showcasing Renaissance architecture at its finest

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Florence Cathedral

Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, the dome of the cathedral is one of the most recognizable symbols of Florence and an engineering marvel of its time

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Palazzo Vecchio

This medieval palace was later renovated by the likes of Giorgio Vasari, who added Renaissance elements to its facade and interior. It serves as Florence's town hall

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Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)

Built in the 15th century for the Pitti family, later became the residence of the Medici family. It showcases a fusion of Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles

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Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi)

Building designed by Giorgio Vasari, houses the most important art collections in the world, with works by Renaissance masters like Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci

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Basilica of San Lorenzo

Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, this basilica is a prime example of Renaissance church architecture. and the facade still remains unfinished

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Palazzo Rucellai

Designed by Leon Battista Alberti, this palace is a classic example of Renaissance architectural principles, emphasizing proportion, balance, and the use of classical orders

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Medici Chapels

Were built as a mausoleum for the Medici family. The New Sacristy, designed by Michelangelo, is a prime example of Renaissance architecture

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