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Considered the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is home to some of the world’s most renowned works of art and Brunelleschi’s Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
It’s easy to get lost in Florence. It’s precisely the place you should get yourself lost in once in your life. Beautifully comprising narrow streets, bustling squares (or piazzas), medieval laneways and quaint gardens, Italy’s Renaissance city is best explored on foot.
Ambling through stunning Piazza dell Signoria, peering out over the River Arno and admiring the gorgeous Florence skyline, dominated by the majestic dome of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, you’ll instantly get a feel for the enchanting city of Florence.
If there’s time for just one-stop on your Florentine journey, Michelangelo’s Statue of David would have to be it. No other work of art captures the spirit of the city quite as this heroic sculpture does. Visit David in all his glory at the Accademia Gallery, and stop off at other masterpieces including Botticelli's exquisite ‘Birth of Venus’ and Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise.’ After one afternoon here, you’ll see precisely why Florence is widely known as the cradle of the Renaissance.