"Going to the top of the Duomo..." Where to find Great Views Tip by Patricialuv

Where to find Great Views, Florence: 45 reviews and 60 photos

  view of one the bridges and the arno river
by Patricialuv

Favorite thing: Going to the top of the Duomo is definetely a great experience. For those who have the energy to walk some 400 steps (takes 15 minutes to get all the way to the top), I would greatly recommend it. The view from there gives you a beautiful scenery of the city.

Visiting the Uffizi Gallery (for those who love Renaissance Art)and the Boboli Gardens (for those who love nature), both are must see places. The Arno River is right in front of the Uffizi Gallery, where the view of the Ponte Vecchio can be seen.

Piazza della Signoria (which is right next to the Uffizi Gallery) contains the Palazzo Vecchio, which is also a very interesting place to go. It's like the 1500's and the 1600's coming alive right before your eyes.

Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Florence would have to be walking through the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria at night. The temperature is great, (no higher than 65 F) in the summer, and everyone is out. Lots of restaurants are located throughout the enchanted city.

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  • Updated Mar 15, 2003
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