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Florence – The Cradle of the Renaissance

Florence is an enchanting city in Italy, renowned for its century’s old grand palaces and incredible fresco-decorated churches and cathedrals with neoclassical architecture. This ancient European city also boasts a treasure trove of colourful neighbourhoods and unique cultural venues brimming with thousands of incredible masterpieces, created by world-famous Renaissance artists. There is so much to discover here; climb Giotto’s bell tower to enjoy breathtaking views of the city, visit an artisan workshop in the Oltrarno quarter to discover products engraved with gold leaf and stroll around Mercato Centrale, Florence's largest food market to browse local stalls serving delicious local cuisines. Brightsun Travel offers exclusive holidays to Florence, allowing you to explore this beautiful city.

Florence is one of Italy’s leading cultural centres which boasts an array of fascinating museums and art galleries. The Bargello National Museum is one of the city’s top venues which displays various bronze statues, ivory carvings, tapestries, textiles and glazed terracotta sculptures. The Uffizi Gallery is another interesting venue where you can discover one of the world's largest collections of 18th-century Venetian paintings and Italian artifacts. Another venue worth visiting in Florence is the Gallery of Accademia, which is home to lots of paintings created by established Italian painters such as Filippino Lippi, Sandro Botticelli and Michelangelo. Then there’s the National Archaeological Museum, one of Italy’s oldest museums which displays ornaments, stone coffins, Egyptian mummies and Roman and Greek artifacts.

Florence is a land of iconic landmarks which depict Italy’s rich cultural heritage. The most impressive among them is the Duomo, a cathedral with magnificent terracotta-tiled domes, stained-glass windows, Gothic architecture and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment. Another must-visit icon of the city is the Palazzo Antinori, a stunning Renaissance palace which features sandstone columns and triumphal arches. Step inside the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of the world’s largest Franciscan churches to discover amazing chapels, ornate wooden carvings and tombs of several dignitaries, including Galileo Galilei. Don’t forget to visit the Palazzo Corsini Palace which features impressive Baroque architecture. Brightsun Travel offers luxury holidays to Florence, so book now and look forward to making your travel dreams true.

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