Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Florence

It would take weeks to see everything Florence has to offer. Almost any one of its dozens of churches would be the prize tourist attraction of a smaller city. Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Florence are Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo, Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazzale Michelangelo, Uffizi Palace, and Gallery.

1. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo


Piazza Duomo and the group of buildings that form its cathedral complex gather some of Italy’s greatest artistic treasures into one relatively small area.

2. Battistero di San Giovanni

From any angle, inside or out, the 12th-century octagonal baptistery is a consummate work of art.

3. Piazzale Michelangiolo

So often misspelled as Piazzale Michelangelo that even city tourism material occasionally slips up, this terrace above the city is an obligatory stop for tour buses and the spot from which all those postcard shots of the cathedral are taken.

4. Uffizi Palace and Gallery

Few would argue the Uffizi’s place among the handful of world’s top art museums. Its collections are simply staggering in their diversity and quality, and even if art is not your main interest, you should see the highlights of the paintings here.

5. Piazza Della Signoria and the Loggia dei Lanzi

This broad square has been the center of power in Florence since its 14th-century origins – and perhaps even before, as Etruscan and Roman remains have been found below its pavement.