Florence - information about the city

Florence (Italian : Firenze [fiˈrɛntse] , alternate obsolete form: Fiorenza ; Latin : Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence . It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with c. 370,000 inhabitants (1,500,000 in the metropolitan area).
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Florence - tourist attractions

markerA Ospedale degli Innocenti The Ospedale degli Innocenti ('Hospital of the Innocents', also known in old Tuscan dialect as the Spedale degli Innocenti) is a historical building in Florence, central Italy. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, who received the commission in 1419, it was originally a children's orphanage. It is rega... Ospedale degli Innocenti - photo
markerB Basilica of Santa Maria Novella Santa Maria Novella is a church in Florence, Italy, situated just across from the main railway station which shares its name. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence, and is the city's principal Dominican church. The church, the adjoining cloister, and chapterhouse contain a sto... Basilica of Santa Maria Novella - photo
markerC Palazzo Medici Riccardi The Palazzo Medici, also called the Palazzo Medici Riccardi after the later family that acquired and expanded it, is a Renaissance palace located in Florence, Italy. The palace was designed by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo for Cosimo de'Medici, head of the Medici banking family, and was built between 14... Palazzo Medici Riccardi - photo
markerD Palazzo Rucellai Palazzo Rucellai is a palatial 15th century townhouse on the Via della Vigna Nuova in Florence, Italy. The Rucellai Palace is believed by most scholars to have been designed by Leon Battista Alberti between 1446 and 1451 and executed, at least in part, by Bernardo Rossellino. Its facade was one of t... Palazzo Rucellai - photo
markerE Pazzi Chapel The Pazzi Chapel (Cappella dei Pazzi) is a religious building in Florence, central Italy, considered to be one of the masterpieces of Renaissance architecture. It is located in the "first cloister"of the Basilica di Santa Croce. Though funds for the chapel were assembled in 1429 by Andrea Pazzi, he... Pazzi Chapel - photo
markerF Laurentian Library The Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana) is a historical library in Florence, Italy, containing a repository of more than 11,000 manuscripts and 4,500 early printed books. Built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze under the patronage of the Medici pope, Cl... Laurentian Library - photo
markerG Uffizi The Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) is a museum in Florence, Italy. It is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world. Building of the palace was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de'Medici as the offices for the Florentine magistrates — hence the name "uffi... Uffizi - photo
markerH Florence Cathedral Florence Cathedral - photo
markerI Basilica of Santa Croce Basilica of Santa Croce - photo

Relevant data

Geographical coordinates: 43.7667, 11.25
Approximate population: 370,000

The oldest constructions

Famous architects who died in the city