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Florence attractions and things to do

Botticelli's Birth of Venus

Galleria degli Uffizi

The world’s greatest collection of Renaissance painting.

Museo del Bargello

Museo del Bargello

Some of Florence’s most important sculptures are housed in this ex-prison.

Galleria Palatina (Pitti Palace)

Galleria Palatina (Pitti Palace)

An extraordinary hoard of paintings is housed in this ex-Medici residence.

Fra Angelico's Deposition

Museo di San Marco

This ex-convent houses some of Fra Angelico’s most beautiful works.

The façade

Santa Maria Novella

This huge Gothic church has a glorious façade and houses some magnificent frescoes.

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Galleria dell'Accademia

The world’s most famous nude statue is housed here along with more treasures.

Floor to ceiling frescoes

Cappella Brancacci

This tiny chapel is covered with superb frescoes by Masaccio, Masolino and Lippi.

San Miniato al Monte

San Miniato al Monte

This beautiful Romanesque church overlooks Florence and houses a treasure trove of artworks.

Ghiberti's bronze door panels

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Cathedral Works Museum)

Some magnificent sculpture and Ghiberti’s bronze doors are housed in this underrated museum.

The Chimera

Museo Archeologico

The Archaeological Museum houses Italy’s most important collection of Etruscan artefacts.