From ” Piazza del Duomo” you can easily visit by foot all the historical centre of Florence. Thanks to the Renaissance and the patronage of the Medici family, the heart of Florence is small but rich of artistic and architectural masterpieces, churches, museums and invaluable monuments.
Piazza Duomo – This magnificent Florentine square hosts the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and S. Giovanni Baptistery. The first was planned by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296 and represents the flowering of the gothic style in Florence, with its facade overflowing with statues and polychrome marbles.
S. Giovanni Baptistery is characterised by a series of beautiful bronze doors; Michelangelo described the doors of Ghiberti as the "gates of Paradise".
Giotto’s Bell Tower offers, after a long staircase of 414 steps, the opportunity to observe a breathtaking view of the city and the Brunelleschi’s dome that crowns the Cathedral and gives a distinctive touch to Florence skyline.
Piazza della Signoria – The political center of the city is a square dominated by Palazzo Vecchio, the mighty Gothic fortress seat of Florence municipality. A copy of Michelangelo’s David, the majestic Nettuno and the 13 statues of Loggia dei Lanzi complete this evocative open-air museum.