A quick dip in the religious and political heart of the city.
Piazza Duomo “Duomo Square” and Piazza S. Giovanni “S. John the Baptist Square” represent the religious heart of the city. We can admire the oldest building in the square: the Baptistery ,dedicated to St. John the Baptist, a typical example of Florentine Romanesque style with its bronze doors, one of them represents the witness of the beginning of the Renaissance. Moreover in Piazza Duomo we can admire the Cathedral with its façade in neo-gothic style, completed between 1871 and 1877 by Emilio de Fabris and also the immense Dome executed by Brunelleschi dated back from 1420 to 1436.
In this area, archeological excavations have brought to light artefacts of the Roman era.
If we cross Via Roma, we will find Piazza della Repubblica, the grandiose square, where the Roman forum once stood and the castrum or military camp was collocated.
Afterwards we will go to Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of the government of the Florentine Republic and the Uffizi, where you can admire the collection of the Medici family, consisting of works of art made by various artists, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Caravaggio.
We will cross Ponte Vecchio “ The Old Bridge built in the XIVth century, which crosses the Arno river and has goldsmiths’ shops along it.
At the end, we will admire Palazzo Pitti. This building was started thanks to Luca Pitti, then bought by the Medici family.
Duration: 3 hours.
The visit is also recommended to students of middle and high school.