Plazzo Vecchio Old Palace Florence Firenze
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Palazzo Vecchio

Did you know that Palazzo Vecchio is located in Piazza della Signoria which together with Piazza del Duomo are the most important squares in Florence? Church and State! At the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio, visitors are greeted by the sculptures of Adam and Eve, the copy of Michelangelo's David, and Hercules and Cacus. Inside, the Salone del Cinquecento is more than impressive, 170ft long and 75ft wide, decorated with enormous
Museo Del Duomo Cupola Bell Tower Dome Florence
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Duomo Museum & The Dome

The Duomo is recognized by people all over the world as a symbol of Florence. Experience the rich history and see a collection marvelous artwork inside the Duomo when you visit Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. The museum spans three floors and a total of 28 rooms for visitors to discover a vast collection of artwork including works of Arnolfo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo, Verrocchio, and Michelangelo. A
Uffizi Gallery Florence Italy
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The Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is not only the most famous museum in Florence, but one of the most famous museums in the world! It is the largest collection of renaissance art in the world and some of the most famous works are by Boticelli, Leonardo da Vinco and Caravaggio. Originally built to serve as a place to house administrative and legal offices in Florence. Today, the Gallery features artwork on the
Accademia Gallery Michelangelo David Florence
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Accademia Gallery

The Galleria of Accademia is home to one of the most iconic sculptures in all of not only Florence, but Europe as a whole: The David. Michelangelo's David was built to symbolize the strength and independence of the Florentine people. The Accademia Gallery houses not only the David, but there are also four statues of the Slaves commissioned by pope Julius II, known as “The Prisoners”. Visitors will also be
Palazzo Pitti Florence
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Palazzo Pitti

The construction of Palazzo Pitti was done during the second half of the 15th century. This work was commissioned by Luca Pitti, a Florentine merchant. Luca Pitti wanted his residence to be the most impressive in all of Florence! Pitti bought all the houses between his new palace and the footpath of the hill to construct the Boboli Gardens or in Italian Giardino di Boboli to accomplish this goal. Eleonora
Palazzo Pitti Boboli Gardens Florence Oltrarno
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Boboli Gardens

The third museum that is a part of the Uffizi is the Boboli Gardens. Located directly behind Pitti Palace, it is easily accessible if you are already exploring the palace. Created by the Medici family, the layout of the gardens is now a style that is a model for many European courts. The immaculately kept garden is a true outdoor museum, populated by ancient and Renaissance statues throughout. The Gardens
Yellow Hostel Rome Recommended by FlorenceForFun Campus Florence
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Yellow Hostel Rome

A lot of study abroad students have never stayed in a hostel before. Not knowing what to expect, it can be nerve racking since it is a different experience than staying in an Airbnb or a hotel. When our intern Gracie went to Rome, she stayed at the Yellow Square. Here is a comprehensive review and what to expect if you book a trip there. Experience When you first walk
Santa Croce Church Florence Italy
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Santa Croce

There are so many sights to see and things to do while studying abroad in Florence. But, one of the must-see churches in Florence is the Basilica di Santa Croce. Also known as the Basilica of the Holy Cross, it is one of the most famous Franciscan churches to see and tour in Florence. There are 16 family chapels that help compose the Santa Croce Basilica, making it the largest
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What kind Of Chianti Tour Are You?

While you’re in Italy, a wine tasting tour of Chianti is a must! Famous for their vineyards and epic countryside, not only can you taste these delectable wines, but you can also explore the area in unique ways! What kind of Chianti tour best suits you! RELAX at The Hot Springs followded by Dinner in Chianti Relaxing afternoon right in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Spend time unwinding at
Mobike Bike Sharing App Florence Italy
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Mobike

If you haven’t already heard of Mobike, it’s the app that lets you rent a bike at your convenience. Mobike is a bike sharing service to fulfil urban need to get around quickly and easily. The hardest part is finding a Mobike! When you open the App it will imediately pinpoint your location and show you the closest available bikes. Then all you have to do is scan the code