Florence is a beautiful and inspiring city with something new and exciting to discover round every corner. It has a number of museums, historical sites of importance, monuments, churches galleries and much more to explore. Palazzo Vecchio, or the Old Palace, is the most important civil building in Florence and was designed by famous architect Arnolfo di Cobio in 1299. It was initially the seat of the Priors of art and the Signoria.
In terms of Galleries, The Academy Gallery is one of the best known museums of art in Florence, and it has a lot to offer in the way of sculptures by world famous renaissance and pre-Raphaelite sculptors such as Michelangelo. Works of his include David, The Four Prisoners and the Pieta of Palestina. Florence was indeed the city where Michelangelo was educated and trained as a sculptor and artist. There is also the Iffizi Gallery, which is one of the greatest museums in the world. It is the former offices of the famous Medici Family and displays some of the finest artwork in their family collection.
The museum of history and science is an important part of maintaining the history of Florence. It displays as well as series of important scientific instruments. It houses the proof of Florenceís interest in science from the 13th Century onwards. It is this which makes it a location which you canít miss out on during your stay in Florence.
The cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore and its architecture is typical of Italian Gothic design and structure, also designed by Arnolfo di Cambio (1245-1302) one of the greatest gothic architects of his age. The cathedral was completed in 1367 and is completely covered in coloured marble to imitate the earlier Baptistery which stood in itís place. It is a fantastic place to visit and truly represents to whole atmosphere and ambience of the city which can be seen throughout.
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