Travel article for Florence

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A cultural Trip to Florence

In its heyday this city was one of the most important economic and cultural cities in the world. Perfect for a weekend or if you have time an even longer trip.

Day One – Discovering the city

Take the chance to walk around the old town and enjoy the ambience of the city. It’s a great way to get a feel for the city and see some of its many sites. People often say the city itself is an open air museum. The historic center of the city is fairly small so you can see a lot on foot Make sure you walk over the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. You will struggle not to include the main square Piazza della Signoria in your tour. Here you can see the famous “David” by Michelangelo. End your day with a traditional Italian meal and an espresso Coffee.

Day two – Hitting the Museums and Sights
After exploring the city streets, now it is time to go a little further into the galleries and Museums and sights of Florence. However HolidayCheck recommends starting you day with a Cappuccino and breakfast in one of the cafes.

The Uffici Gallery is arguably the most famous of the museums, and if you have never been before defiantly worth seeing. Climbing the The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio is also a top idea, especially if the weather is clear but not too hot. As you climb up the inside of the dome you will see the beautiful and creative artworks of Brunelleschi that adorn the ceiling. Climb further up smaller passageways for a great view of the city below.

Day three – Relaxation
After a busy day, it is always good to take some time to relax. Take time to enjoy the al fresco eating and drinking. Or why not take some time to chill out in the Boboli Gardens behind the Pitti Palace. It also offers a fantastic view of the city, and will leave you will a view to remember.
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