Austria …16 photosBelgium …280 photosBhutan …255 photosCambodia …265 photosChina …284 photosFrance …2,650 photosGermany …4,257 photosGreece …1,630 photosIceland …194 photosIndia …3,871 photosItaly …14,222 photosJordan …184 photosKazakhstan …376 photosLaos …1,162 photosMyanmar …308 photosNepal …954 photosNetherlands …1,995 photosNorway …138 photosPeru …1,335 photosRussia …386 photosSuriname …35 photosUnited States …62 photosVatican City136 photosVietnam …251 photosYemen …226 photosAbruzzo …482 photosApulia …1,183 photosBasilicata …968 photosCalabria …353 photosCampania …1,622 photosEmilia-Romagna …636 photosLazio …5,746 photosLiguria …188 photosMolise …26 photosTuscany …1,266 photosUmbria …359 photosVeneto …1,393 photosAlberese33 photosArezzo29 photosArtimino2 photosCapalbio49 photosCollodi45 photosCortona26 photosFlorence131 photosGarden of Tarot211 photosIsola del Giglio117 photosMonteriggioni18 photosPitigliano68 photosPrato86 photosSan Galgano44 photosSan Gimignano73 photosSant’Antimo104 photosSiena90 photosSorano30 photosSovana46 photosTuscan Landscapes18 photosVal d’Orcia22 photosVolterra24 photosAlps …314 photosArcheological sites …2,163 photosArchitectures and buildings …1,034 photosBeaches …361 photosBlack-and-white photography …157 photosCastels and palaces …1,523 photosChurches …2,736 photosEtruscans …210 photosFestivals …2,483 photosHilltop villages …3,663 photosHimalayas …2,299 photosLakes …563 photosLost places …712 photosMuseums …1,307 photosOpen-air museums …369 photosRomantic Road …302 photosSeaside villages …2,676 photosSeven billion neighbors458 photosSpace centers …516 photosStrange places …1,151 photosStreet Art …306 photosWorld Heritage Site (UNESCO) …6,590 photosMost beautiful black and white photos64 photosMost beautiful photos of America202 photosMost beautiful photos of Asia302 photosMost beautiful photos of Asia (Middle format)362 photosMost beautiful photos of France105 photosMost beautiful photos of Germany321 photosMost beautiful photos of Greece99 photosMost beautiful photos of Iceland65 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy663 photosMost beautiful photos of Norway68 photosMost beautiful pictures of the Benelux223 photosMost popular pages …Home page …Countries visited …35,472 photosThemes …31,893 photosMost beautiful photos …2,474 photosMost popular pages …Newest pagesSitemapPublicationsContactFlorenceEnglishFlorenceFrançaisFlorenzDeutschFirenzeItalianoFlorençaPortuguêsFlorenciaEspañol

Florence131 photos

Description

Florence (235)
Florence (235)

Coordinates: 43° 46′ 11″ N, 11° 15′ 19″ E

Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the Birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.

[Read more]

Main sights

Florence is known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance” (la Culla del Rinascimento) for its monuments, churches and buildings.

  • Santa Maria del Fiore: The domed cathedral of the city with the nearby Campanile (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery.
  • Arno River: With the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge).
  • Palazzo Pitti: The Medici residence.
  • San Lorenzo: Contains the Medici Chapel, the mausoleum of the Medici family - the most powerful family in Florence from the 15th to the 18th century.
  • Uffizi: One of the finest art museums in the world - founded on a large bequest from the last member of the Medici family.
  • Piazza della Signoria: The location of a number of statues by other sculptors such as Donatello, Giambologna, Ammannati and Cellini.
  • Michelangelo’s David: A replica, since the original was moved indoors to the Accademia dell’Arte del Disegno), installed in front of the Palazzo della Signoria.

Photo gallery

Don’t miss: Most beautiful photos of Italy

Pictures taken with a Canon EOS1-Ds Mark II

Map

See also

Tuscany1,266 photos

Florence (235)
FlorenceTuscany - Italy

Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 km² and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its… [Read more]

Alberese33 photosArezzo29 photosArtimino2 photosCapalbio49 photosCollodi45 photosCortona26 photosFlorence131 photosGarden of Tarot211 photosIsola del Giglio117 photosMonteriggioni18 photosPitigliano68 photosPrato86 photosSan Galgano44 photosSan Gimignano73 photosSant’Antimo104 photosSiena90 photosSorano30 photosSovana46 photosTuscan Landscapes18 photosVal d’Orcia22 photosVolterra24 photos