Florence’s Ponte Vecchio

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The Ponte Vecchio dates back to the roman times and was the bridge that crossed the Arno river until 1218. Originally made of wood, the bridge was destroyed by a flood in 1383 and rebuilt in 1347 using the same

Florence’s Piazza di Santa Maria Novella

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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella church dominates the central square with its stunning marble. The building of the basilica began in 1287 and was finished in 1325. Once it was completed it became the seed of the Dominican order in

Florence’s Officina di Santa Maria Novella historic pharmacy

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Florence’s best kept secret… Officina di Santa Maria Novella, is 790 years old! Here you can find some of the most rare handmade perfumes and gifts made from the finest ingredients. Originated by monks in 1221, the Officina di Santa Maria

The English Cemetery in Florence

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In the early years of Florence, anyone that was not Catholic was forced to be buried separately, in Livorno. However, in 1827 the SwissEvangelical Reformed Church bought land outside the city walls from Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Here, they created an international and

Florence’s Porcellino Statue and Market

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Smaller than the San Lorenzo Market, the Porcellino Market is often called the Mercato Nuovo to distinguish it from the market once held in Piazza della Repubblica. The Porcellino is nearby Piazza Repubblica and was specialized in selling rare fabrics

Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo

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There is no greater view of Florence than the panoramic sights seen up at Piazzale Michelangelo. This must-see spot in the city was built in 1869 and designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi just south of the historic center during the redevelopment of the

Tabernacles in Florence

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In any city, you will stumble upon graffiti. However, street art dates back much further than spray paint and stickers. In fact, the oldest form of street art is the Tabernacle. Detailed and beautiful works of art, tabernacles can be found

Florence’s Piazza della Signoria

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Piazza della Signoria is a square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio – known as a symbol of the city government and it’s authority in Florence, Italy. Often called the heart of Florence, Piazza della Signoria is the focal point of the history of the Florentine

Piazza Santissima Annunziata

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Piazza della Santissima Annunziata is located in the historic center of Florence, connected to Piazza del Duomo by Via dei Servi. The main attraction in this piazza is the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata , one of the most important religious buildings in Florence, as