Historic landmarks in Florence, many exciting emotions in the capital of Tuscany. The good thing about this city is that all Renaissance tourist attractions are located just over one square kilometer. This means you can not get lost and the lap time is about two hours.
Here I want to specify that this time is just for a tour of the streets and squares without going into museums and cathedrals. I start walking along the narrow streets of Florence. In some places they are so narrow that divergence with other tourists is quite difficult. And believe me I was during the Easter holidays and the tourists were hundreds of thousands. The first stop is Santa Croce Cathedral. The entrance is 6 euros, but it is worth visiting. Inside were buried Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo and other celebrities. One of the few churches where you can shoot without hiding from the guards. In the courtyard of the cathedral there is a huge garden and a museum.
The front facade of Santa Croce on the side of the square is impressive. The marble decoration is unique, but in my opinion it is too thick and it comes to me. The square in front of the cathedral is huge (as much as a football field). The second stop is Piazza del Duomo, the most interesting place in Florence.
Here is Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the third largest in the world, an exceptional work of art and architecture. Very colorful and scruffy from the outside, it is difficult to shoot because of the small distances with the surrounding buildings. I wanted to see it from inside and get on Giotto's tower to take panoramic pictures of Florence, but the tail was huge and I gave up.
The entrance is 15 euros for the entire complex and it is good to book tickets in advance so you do not wait for the queues (especially for the tower). Brunelles' dome grabbed my size. Honestly, I do not know how they built it, but it's huge.
If you want to upload, only 92 meters and 463 steps. In front of the cathedral is the San Giovanni Baptistery. It was closed for tourists and I looked only from outside. Three blocks down the river is the Palazzo Vecchio and the entrance to the largest Uffizi gallery. I personally did not visit them because my time was limited and we had other plans for a walk. We made a short break at Loggia della Signoria. I walked on the goldsmith's bridge (the only covered bridge) and we made several peasants.
I saw many golden ornaments, many precious stones at a very high price. If you continue on the street after the 200-meter bridge, you will reach Piazza Pitti. Here you have two options to visit - Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. The entrance ticket for both places is 13 euros. It is worth visiting.
The last thing I want to tell you in this travel book is the panoramic view that I witnessed by Piazzale Michelangelo. This is probably the highest point around Florence. If weather is nice, you can take panoramic pictures of Florence's old town in full brilliance. I was lucky to do so. After all, you do not have to go down the streets like "headless flies" to see everything at once. Stop for a moment, sip an Italian coffee and enjoy the view.