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Basilica de Santa Maria del Fiore: It is a cathedral church and the third largest in Italy. Its construction started towards the end of the 13th century and restorations were made form time to time. The most important feature about the church is its impressive dome, which happens to be the largest brick dome ever built employing some four million bricks.

Accademia: It is a famous gallery in Florence where sculpture of Michelangelo, David, is housed. Also displayed in the gallery are several famous Florentine paintings belonging to 15th and 16th century A.D.

Uffizi Gallery: On Florence Holidays, you get to visit the famous museum, Uffizi Gallery. It is one of the oldest museums in the world with a rich collection of paintings and sculptures by famous artists. The place was one of the favourites for legends, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Museo Nazionale del Bargello: Also known as Bargello Palace is one of the oldest public service buildings in Florence. It was originally constructed as a palace to mark the victory over the nobility of Florentines. It also served as jail and the place for executing prisoners. Today, it houses a museum with great collection of 13th – 16th century sculptures.

Palazzo Vecchio: Visit the famous town hall Palazzo Vecchio on your Florence Holidays with Zip Holidays. It is one of the most impressive town halls you might have seen, built like a fortress with courtyards and majestic rooms. Many statues are placed in the compound of the town hall.

Basalica di Santa Croce: A trip tp Basalica di Danta Croce a.k.a. Temple of the Italian Glories is one of the must see places on your Florence Holidays destinations. Situated on Piazza di Santa Croce, this basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world. It is also the burial place of some of the greatest personalities - Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galielo, Rossini and Marconi.

San Marco: San Morco comprises of a church and convent, the latter being famous a museum in Florence. Mueso di San Marco houses a 14th century crucifix by famous artists Angelico, arts works by Santi di Tito and Fra Batolomeo.

Basilica of San Lorenzo: One of the largest churches in Florence, Basilica of San Lorenzo was the parish church of Medici Family. It is situated in the middle of the city and constitutes a part of a complex, featuring other architectural marvels.

Ponte Vecchio: On your Florence Holidays, make sure that to visit this medieval arc bridge over Arno River. The bridge is occupied by shops merchandising in arts, antiquities and jewellery. These shops have been there from old times, and used to be occupied by butchers.

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