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The bell tower designed by Giotto rises to 85 metre above the Piazza del Duomo. Known to be the most beautiful bell tower in Italy, which is saying something as it has a lot of competition. Piazza del Duomo (055 230 2885).

Casa Buonarroti
The house was owned by Michelangelo but he never lived in it. Now contains a few of his pieces. Via Ghibellina 70 (055 24 1752).

Forte di Belvedere
Once a fort for the Grand Duke in the 16th Century, it now hosts exhibitions and is a great place to visit and view the city. Costa di San Giorgio

Giotto's Tower
Climb the tower to view Florence and the Duomo.

Palazzo Davanzati
This 14th Century medieval mansion has been undergoing restoration. Via Porta Rossa 13 (055 238 8610).

Palazzo Strozzi
This mammoth building made of golden coloured stone dates back to the 15th century. Piazza degli Strozzi

Palazzo Vecchio
The old city palace with the 95metre high bell tower. Built buy Arnolfo di Cambia in the 14th Century. The Sala dei Gigli houses Donatello's Giuditta e Oloferne. Piazza della Signoria (055 276 8224).

Piazza della Signoria
The best of architecture in Florence, here you can find medieval halls, monuments and fountains all around a central square. Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria (055 276 8465).

Spedale degli Innocenti
Known to be Europe's first orphanage, built in 1444. This imposing building is full of babies and cherubs, Botticelli's famous Madonna with Child and an Angel is housed here. Piazza Santissima Annunziata 12 (055 249 1708).

Ponte Santa Trinita'
This beautiful bridge was designed by Michelangelo, but was blown up by the German Forces in World War II. Engineers rebuilt it to the same specifications and also adding all the decorative statues, it was finished in 1958.

Ponte Vecchio
The oldest bridge over the Arno , built in 1345 is lined with shops. In World War II all of the bridges in Florence were reduced to rubble except this one, a stunning sight beholds visitors when they cross the Ponte Vecchio at night.

Pitti Palace .
On the south bank of the Arno the Medici family palace houses an art collection. Behind are the Boboli gardens. Piazza de'Pitti 1 (055 238 8614).

Piazzale Michelangelo
Michelangelo square on a hilltop above Porta San Niccolo.


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