Brunelleschi's Dome: Florence Cathedral


Visiting Florence and its Cathedral

Brunelleschi's Dome Visitor Info

Getting here:

To visit the Florence Cathedral you have to arrive in Piazza della Signora, in Florence city center.

By plane - Florence is served by two airports: the Amerigo Vespucci which is located 5 km from the city center and the airport Galileo Galilei of Pisa which is located about 70 km from Florence.

By taxi, from the airport - There is an efficient taxi service connecting the airport to the city center in about 15-20 minutes. There are no tourist rates and the meter determines the cost. On average a journey to the center costs € 15/16.

By train - If you arrive by train is advisable to arrive in the station of Santa Maria Novella located a stone's throw from the city center.

By car - Take A-11 from Bologna (exit Firenze Nord) or Rome (USIT Firenze Sud). Take A-12 if it comes from Genoa.

Accommodation in Florence:

If you look for accommodation, please follow this link to find the best deal: Book a Hotel in Florence Dome. This website lists all the hotels in Florence and in Brunelleschi's neighborhood. You can book now and pay when you stay. Enjoy your vacation.

Attractions in Florence, Italy

Visit Florence, universally recognized as a city of Art, with a priceless heritage of architecture, paintings, sculptures, historical and scientific memoirs, which form the fabric of the city, like a button museum widespread.

The heart of Florence is Piazza della Signoria with the majestic Palazzo Vecchio, (Old Place). The palace hosts a gallery of sculptural masterpieces in the Loggia dei Lanzi and the nearby Galleria degli Uffizi, a museum of art best known to the world. 

Not far away from Piazza della Signora is a religious center of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with the famous Brunelleschi’s dome.

The Bell Giotto, one of the most beautiful in Italy, accompanies the huge cathedral and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, with the famous bronze doors amongst these is the golden door of the paradise. 

The Arno River, which passes through the city, occupies a place in Florentine history on a par with the people who live there. Historically, the local people have a love-hate with the Arno, who has alternately brought the benefits of trade, and flood disasters. 

Among the bridges that cross is the Ponte Vecchio, unique in the world, with the shops of jewelers in houses built on it. Ponte Vecchio in Florence is also one of the most renowned bridges in the world, another landmark of the city of Florence besides Brunelleschi's Dome. 

In addition to the Uffizi, Florence has other museums that would be the main attraction art of almost every other major city in the world: the Galleria dell'Accademia ,  the Bargello or the Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace). The Florentines boast of possessing the best example of female beauty in art is (the Venus by Botticelli) and male (the David of Michelangelo). 

The left bank dell'Arno, l'Oltrarno, is an area rich in monuments which still breathes, between its secular shops, the atmosphere of Florence for a time.

Find out more about Florence and Brunelelschi's Dome History and visit our Brunelelschi's Dome pictures page.

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