Areas of Florence
The districts of Florence are reflected on the map of the capital of Tuscany, and they are grouped in the center or not far from it, around certain points of interest.
Names and descriptions of the districts of Florence
- Historical center: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore "sheltered" on its territory (inside there is a museum that stores priceless canvases - "Mary Magdalene" and "Lamentation of Christ"; those who wish can take a photo by climbing the dome of the cathedral), the Medici Palace Riccardi (it is worth seeing the Chapel of the Magi, decorated with the fresco "Procession of the Magi to Bethlehem"), the Baptistery of St. John (visitors will be able to admire the Byzantine ceiling mosaics and priceless panels created according to biblical themes and decorating the portals of the baptistery), the gallery of the Florentine paintings -16 centuries and sculptures by Michelangelo), Palazzo Vecchio (deserves interest due to the delightful interior decoration and the nearby Neptune fountain), the San Marco Museum (in addition to unique frescoes, the museum is famous for its collection of valuable books and ancient manuscripts).
- San Lorenzo: in addition to exploring the main attraction of the area - the Church of San Lorenzo (famous for the chapel where the sarcophagi of the Medici family are located), travelers will be interested in walking around the Central Market with meat, fish, vegetable, grocery stores located there.
- Oltrarno: here it is recommended to visit the Pitti Palace (the decoration of its halls is the canvases of Raphael, Veronese, Perugino, Titian) and the Church of the Holy Spirit (is a reflection of the Florentine Renaissance; it is worth visiting the local museum, the basis of which is the collection (Foundation) of Salvatore Romano), visit the Gallery The Palatine (in 20 rooms it will be possible to see at least 500 paintings) and the Gallery of Modern Art (here they will offer to admire the Italian painting of the 19th century), the Silver Museum (jewelry created by Venetian masters are subject to inspection) and the Boboli Gardens (they have fountains, grottoes, open gazebos, samples of sculptural art, Coffee House, where guests will be offered to taste aromatic coffee).
- Santa Croce: from its interesting structures it is worth highlighting the Church of Santa Croce (here are the tombs of the great Florentines, in particular, Galileo Galilei and Machiavelli) and the house of Giorgio Vasari (the museum's archives contain letters from Cosimo I, Michelangelo, Pius V).
- Coverciano: In addition to the local churches, the villa of Poggio Gerardo is worth a visit (of particular interest are the handcrafted arches and ceilings).
Where to stay for tourists
Do you want to live close to restaurants where you can taste authentic Tuscan cuisine? For accommodation, you can choose the area of San Lorenzo. Hotels near the Church of Santa Maria Novella (the "Grand Hotel Baglioni" stands out from the expensive ones) can be suitable for tourists. Travelers should take a closer look at the neighborhoods around the Duomo - the convenience of living here is due to the proximity to shops and iconic places of the city (here you might like the Hotel Pierre).