Florence is, arguably, one of the most amazing cities in the world, and the perfect way to visit it is by walking down its narrow streets and discover its magnificent Medieval architecture, cool neighbourhoods and lovely green spots.
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Be sure to continue to the Santa Croce neighbourhood for a free glimpse at one of the most spectacular buildings in town, the Basilica of Santa Croce. A visit inside is a must, too, because many of the most influential men of all times, such as popes, artists, writers and painters, are buried here. There is an entrance fee.
Piazza della Repubblica, the main square in Florence, is the central point of the city. The ancient Romans used this place to calculate the distances of the town. Every tourist will cross this square during his or her tour of Florence at some point, so you will not miss it. This big square is surrounded by the most famous and elegant cafes in town and is the perfect spot for sipping an espresso before continuing your visits around the city.
There is no better way to end your walking tour of Florence than with a visit to Boboli Garden. This big garden is hidden behind the magnificent Palazzo Pitti, the former residence of the Medici family, and is one of the most famous gardens in the world. It’s like an open-air museum with statues, fountains, caves and natural labyrinths that will keep you occupied for hours. For those who want to visit a real museum, there are plenty of options. Palazzo Pitti, indeed, includes seven museums, but the most important is, no doubt, the Galleria del Costume, a fashion art gallery that explains the history of fashion in Florence – the city where Made in Italy was born.