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July 24, 2012

Things to Do in Florence, Italy by Aziza Kendrick

The capital of the Italian region of Tuscany, Florence is a beautiful, flourishing city with a great deal of history and lots of exciting attractions for visitors. Here is a list of some of my favorite sites:

The Piazza of Santa Maria Novella: Created in 1287, the piazza, or city square, is a picturesque place, featuring marble, bronze turtles, and beautiful stone columns.

The Uffizi Gallery: One of the most popular museums in Italy, this art gallery features incredible works by Botticelli, Titian, and Filippino Lippi. Not only does the building include art work, it is itself a work of art.

Ponte Vecchio: A gorgeous old bridge spanning the Arno river, Ponte Vecchio was originally built in 996. After its destruction in 1345 by a flood, it was rebuilt and has stood strong ever since. The bridge also features a private corridor to the Uffizi Gallery originally designed in 1565 for the then-ruling class, the Medici.

I hope this list has piqued your interest in Florence. There are many more attractions to see, as well as a wide range of accommodations to serve your needs. Explore for more information.

About the Author:
When she is not working as a Legal Assistant at a Houston law firm, Aziza Kendrick enjoys traveling and has a goal to visit 60% of the world’s countries in her lifetime.