Florence is an absolute masterpiece of Renaissance art. The city is one of the most famous and known tourist destinations in the world. Here are unique masterpieces such as the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi’s dome has been for hundreds of years the largest dome in the world, and has been surpassed only in modern times with the development of new structural materials. Despite this Brunelleschi’s dome still remains the largest brick dome ever built in the world.
Other buildings symbols of Florence are: Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, the Ponte Vecchio, the Basilica of Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, San Lorenzo, San Miniato al Monte, the Medici Chapels, Palazzo Pitti, the Vasari Corridor. Here lies one of the most famous museums in the world, the Uffizi Museum. Michelangelo’s David, kept in the Academy Museum, is one of the city’s landmarks. The entire historic center of Florence was included by UNESCO in 1982 in the list of World Heritage Sites.