Friday, May 11, 2012

Florence (firenze), Italy Tour Highlights

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany which attracts millions of tourists each year. Florence is famous for its history, culture, the birthplace of Renaissance art and architecture and monuments, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. 

Florence is famous for its numerous art museums and art galleries namely, the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti and Galleria dell'Accademia in the fields of art, sculptures, culture and politics. Most of the masterpiece of Michelangelo's sculptures are currently displayed at the Galleria dell'Accademia which is also known as Accademia Gallery. You will be able to see the original statue, 5m 17cm tall (17ft) of David Statue at Galleria dell'Accademia. The replica of David statues can be found at Palazzo Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo. These famous museums and art galleries in Florence are overcrowded with visitors every day. As such, you need to spend your day, by waiting in the long queue patiently before reaching the front entrance of ticket counters in order to visit one or two museums or art galleries in one day only. 

In contrast to those visitors who have limited time to stay in Florence, you can take this opportunity to walk around the city and take as much photographs of beautiful and historical buildings or shop at the branded and expensive boutique shops and get the VAT tax refund if you spend more than €155 in a single receipt in Italy. To learn more about VAT refund of every country in Europe region, please visit here:



Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) in Florence, Italy
Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) which is also known as Basilica of Santa Croce Florence is the Roman Catholic Church



Piazza Santa Croce is situated in front of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy
Piazza Santa Croce is situated in front of Basilica of Santa Croce Florence



Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Italy
Piazza Santa Croce is situated in front of Basilica of Santa Croce Florence



Basilica of Santa Croce Florence in Florence, Italy





A statue is displayed in front of Basilica of Santa Croce Florence in Florence, Italy




Most of the lanes are narrow thus the locals prefer to drive small vehicles or ride on bicycles in Florence, Italy
Most of the lanes are narrow thus, the locals prefer to drive small vehicles or ride on bicycles



The side view of the Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy
The side view of the Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral



A huge of crowds at the Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy
A huge of crowds begin to form the long queue at the Duomo di Firenze





The front view of the Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy
The front view of the Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral



A close up at the Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy
A close up look at the Duomo di Firenze



The campanile and the famous dome of Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy
The campanile and the famous dome (far behind) of Duomo di Firenze



The signature dome of Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy






Piazza del Duomo is located near to Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy
Piazza del Duomo is located near to Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi Gallery


 
Expensive and branded boutique stores are situated within this street in Florence, Italy
All the branded and expensive boutique shops are situated within this street.



Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy
Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence in Piazza della Signoria




A replica statue of Michelangelo's David at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Itally
A replica statue of Michelangelo's David at Palazzo Vecchio. The real status is displayed at Galleria dell'Accademia (Accademia Gallery)




Unique arts design at Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy





Some statues can be seen at Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy
Some statues can be found at Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria


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