A walking tour of Florence is an excellent way to discover the city. Step out with your local guide, who takes you to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery, housed in the Palazzo degli Uffizi, a building originally designed as the administrative offices of the Medici Grand Duke Cosimo. Later, the Medici decided to house their art collection here and, in 1591, opened it to the public, creating Europe’s first modern museum. Its celebrated assembly of art includes paintings from the late Middle Ages to the early 18th century. Here you can admire such iconic works as Caravaggio’s Medusa, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation, and Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael. Afterwards, continue on to the Church of Santa Croce, where many famous Florentines, including Michelangelo and Galileo, are buried.
Take an iconic Florence walking tour
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