Leonardo da Vinci, Galilei, Michelangelo – they all enriched Florence, and at just 90 kilometres from Pisa, it’s a short distance to travel. During the Medici rule, the town developed into the preferred location for genius and paintings. If you have just a single day to spend at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, what are the things you shouldn’t miss? For sure the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia di Belle Arti that houses Michelangelo’s ‘David’, the Ponte Vecchio with its picturesque jewellery shops, the Palazzo Pizzi with the Boboli Gardens... and, of course, the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore! The third largest church in the world towers over every other building in the city, not only because of its sheer volume, but also its beauty. A particular eye-catcher: the fresco painting high up in the dome of the cathedral.
Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore