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Florence is one of the most historically and culturally important cities in the world. An important hub of civilization since ancient times, the city is alive with art, historic buildings, impressive cathedrals, palaces, and parks.  See David, marvel at the Duomo, eat great food and relax with a glass of Chianti after a long day. Florence is a breathtakingly beautiful city, and no matter how long you’re there for, you’ll wish you had longer to spend!

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1. Visit the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile and the Baptistry of St. John

The Florence Cathedral is more famously referred to as the Duomo. One of the most famous cathedrals in the world, it is also the city’s most prized feature. Construction of the Duomo started in the 1400s, but the façade wasn’t completed until the 1800s. The exterior is an impressive mosaic, painstakingly constructed from a mixture of pink, green and white marble.

Close to the Duomo, but in separate buildings, you’ll find Giotto’s Campanile and the Baptistry of St. John. Book your tour ahead of time and avoid waiting in line and running the risk of being turned away.

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