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Art museums

Art Museum
“One of the most important Italian museums and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.”
  • 381 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Walking distance from home 15 min. Many copies of this statue exist and 2 of these are in Florence, but the original is absolutely worth to be seen”
  • 249 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Pitti Palace is now the largest museum complex in Florence. The principal palazzo block, often in a building of this design known as the corps de logis, is 32,000 square metres. It is divided into several principal galleries or museums.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Bargello Museum is undoubtedly one of the most important Florentine museums. Inside it is preserved mainly sculptures, including the famous bronze of Donatello's David.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The world famous Gallery of Uffizzi, with amazing and unique masterpieces and beautiful paintings from the Renaissance.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Art Museum
“If you love art this Museum is for you! It has a very large collection of art fro all over the world and time. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is one of the finest examples of private architecture of the Renaissance. After a long history, it is now a cultural centre hosting international exhibitions, fashion shows and cultural events.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Museum
“It is the mausuleo of the Medici dynasty. The dark crypt precedes the imposing, sumptuous Cappela dei Principi: a vast seventeenth-eighteenth-century setting covered with hard stone inlays made by the famous Opificio, where the sarcophagi of the Medici Grand Dukes dominate. Adjacent is the famous New Sagrestia by Michelangelo - an extraordinary synthesis of sculpture and architecture - in which we can admire the Tombs of Giuliano Duca di Nemours and Lorenzo Duca di Urbino, in addition to the sublime Madonna with Child.”
  • 51 locals recommend

History museums

City Hall
“Palazzo Vecchio was the headquarter of the Florentine government and it still seats the City Council. Centrepiece is the Salone dei Cinquecento, one of the most prestigious rooms in the whole of Italy.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Stretching over 80 hectares it is presented as a real open-air museum. The park enables visitors to appreciate the transformation of the scenery over the centuries.”
  • 53 locals recommend
History Museum
“The most important naval museum in Italy, its roots go back to 1430, and many artifacts are from well before the 1861 Unification of Italy. There are figureheads from real ships you can walk right up to, glass cases with delicate model ships, and great big cannons. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Plaza
“Here you can find the cathedral the baptistery and the famed leaning Tower, all of them visitable. Try not to miss the Camposanto with all its major art pieces just mind having a guide with you or a booklet. There's the tourism office on site for tickets information and tours. This area is very beautiful at night as well. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is one of the finest examples of private architecture of the Renaissance. After a long history, it is now a cultural centre hosting international exhibitions, fashion shows and cultural events.”
  • 59 locals recommend
History Museum
“ is the museum of the city and its territory, it exposes one of the richest and most interesting collections of works of art produced by artists born in Lucca and foreigners artists that worked in the city for the private or Church commissions. The core of the collection are the paintings who were originally Church property combined by the finds from excavations in the city, new acquisitions, gifts and deposits of various entities. In the late Gothic Villa, which was the home of Paolo Guinigi, Lord of Lucca in the first thirty years of the fifteenth Century (1400-1430) the exhibition traces the history of the city”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“Here you can find the history of the Vespa one of the symbol of the Italian design. It is a short visit, good to do also with kids.”
  • 28 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the best Etruscan Museum in the World! MAEC is a must-do experience in Cortona to fully understand the culture of the place”
  • 26 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Plaza
“Walking distance from home 30 min. Bus 13 brings you there in some 5 minutes. Bus stop is at the beginning of Via dell'Agnolo ”
  • 385 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Guinigi Tower is 45 meters high and stands out from all the buildings in the historic center due to the trees that grow on its top. Among the medieval towers, which belonged to private families, it is the only one that has not been severed or demolished in the 16th century. For Information, reservations, guided tours + 39 0583 48090 orto.torri.lucca. @ Gmail.com Timetables: January - February: 9: 30 am- 4:30 pm March: 9: 30 am- 5:30 pm April - May: 9: 30 am-6:30 pm June - September: 9: 30 am -7:30 pm October: 9: 30 am- 5:30 pm November - December: 9: 30 am- 4:30 pm Closed on December 25”
  • 43 locals recommend
Garden
“Relax at the Rose Garden. Great place for reading a book or having a picnic on a sunny day”
  • 80 locals recommend
Plaza
“The most beautiful square, it changes everyday because of the sea! Amazing sunsets.”
  • 51 locals recommend
City
“Civita di Bagnoregio, ad appena 30 minuti in macchina, chiamata anche "la città che muore" è senz'altro da visitare. Un piccolo paese posto nella valle dei calanchi collegata esclusivamente da un ponte pedonale. Quando c'è la nebbia, Civita sembra quasi sospesa in aria. Ideale sia per le famiglie che per le coppie che vogliono concedersi una giornata romantica.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“scarpe comode per salire e una giornata serena per arrivare in cima e godere il panorama...Look out across the skyline of Lucca (from the wall) and you will see the city’s most important tower, easily identifiable from the rest. The 14th century Guigini tower has a rooftop garden with trees growing on it!The floor below the garden was the kitchen, from where the chefs and cooks could go upstairs to pick their produce and herbs. Now the tower is open for those strong of thigh to climb. The 360 degree views of the city are spectacular, especially on a clear day.At one time there were around 250 towers in Lucca, but now there are only 9. These were defendable homes during a time of constant raids and also considered a place to hide during the plagues. Guigini was a wealthy silk merchant who at one time ruled Lucca. He built the tower attached to his palazzo as a sign of his wealth and power. Look out across the skyline of Lucca (from the wall) and you will see the city’s most important tower, easily identifiable from the rest. The 14th century Guigini tower has a rooftop garden with trees growing on it!The floor below the garden was the kitchen, from where the chefs and cooks could go upstairs to pick their produce and herbs. Now the tower is open for those strong of thigh to climb. The 360 degree views of the city are spectacular, especially on a clear day.At one time there were around 250 towers in Lucca, but now there are only 9. These were defendable homes during a time of constant raids and also considered a place to hide during the plagues. Guigini was a wealthy silk merchant who at one time ruled Lucca. He built the tower attached to his palazzo as a sign of his wealth and power. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This amazing pre-historic rock has opportunities for climbing, hiking and it being in Italy a great lunch at the Refugio.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Highest point of the Massit of Pratomagno. Spectacular views and beautiful trails all around.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Historic sites

Sculpture Garden
“Historic garden near Palazzo Pitti. You can also access the garden from Porta Romana and take a long walk in the countryside while being in the city. ”
  • 360 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is an imposing gothic church built on the site where the ancient Cathedral of Florence stood, the Church of Santa Reparata, whose remains are visible in the crypt. Visiting the Cathedral is free! The entrance to the Cathedral is free and for this reason, there are long queues to enter. Don’t worry, usually, the line moves quite fast. The number of visitors inside the Cathedral is limited mainly because of the noise that comes to be created in this place of religious worship; recently (from July 16, 2012) to improve the situation, the directors of the Duomo decided to oblige groups of more than 4 people to rent radios or audio guides (cost from 2 up to 2.50 euros per person) in order to reduce the noise of visitors and increase the number of persons allowed in every single moment. ”
  • 209 locals recommend
City Hall
“Palazzo Vecchio was the headquarter of the Florentine government and it still seats the City Council. Centrepiece is the Salone dei Cinquecento, one of the most prestigious rooms in the whole of Italy.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Church
“amazing place where according to the legend there is the famous sword in the rock”
  • 112 locals recommend
Church
“My favorite tourist attraction that I NEVER tire of visiting. Get the audio tour this basilica is most fascinating and full of splendorous details!”
  • 94 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Enjoy the view of the Lucca walls while walking around the city. With its 30 meters of height these are the only defensive walls arriving intact until today in the whole world and they are the second longest walls in Europe The Renaissance Lucca walls were erected with a remarkable economic effort in 137 years and represented a deterrent for the enemies. Never involved in war events, the fulcrum of the Lucca defense system, they guaranteed peace and tranquility to the Republic until the arrival of Napoleon.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Stretching over 80 hectares it is presented as a real open-air museum. The park enables visitors to appreciate the transformation of the scenery over the centuries.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Plaza
“Here you can find the cathedral the baptistery and the famed leaning Tower, all of them visitable. Try not to miss the Camposanto with all its major art pieces just mind having a guide with you or a booklet. There's the tourism office on site for tickets information and tours. This area is very beautiful at night as well. ”
  • 62 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“Very nice place for a coffee with a wonderful Duomo view.... Don't loose it!!”
  • 96 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci is the first Italian institution which has been built from scratch to present, collect, document and promote the most advanced artistic research. Since its opening in 1988, it has produced a vast number of exhibitions and educational schemes, carried out activities of contemporary art documentation, and hosted numerous theatrical and multimedia events. It has built up a collection of over 1000 works which map artistic trends from the ‘sixties up to the present day: painting, sculpture, cinema and video, installations, works on paper, artist books, photographs, graphic art, applied arts and commissioned projects. I”
  • 13 locals recommend
Library
“Very famous library, inside there are the most famous volumes of renaissance period”
  • 15 locals recommend
Library
“la biblioteca Malatestiana è la più antica biblioteca pubblica d'Europa, le sue collezioni vi stupiranno e vi faranno piombare in tempi ormai lontani.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“Marina di Carrara è una località balneare della costa apuana, frazione del comune di Carrara, nota come località di villeggiatura e per la fiera annuale Marmotec. La frazione fa parte di un agglomerato urbano intervallato da pinete e parchi, che si estende senza soluzione di continuità tra il mare e il centro di Avenza, dove si trova la stazione ferroviaria di Carrara-Avenza, mentre a ovest si salda alla località ligure di Marinella di Sarzana.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Library
“Mostre ed eventi in vari periodi dell'anno Exhibitions and events at various times of the year”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“For a deep knowledge of history hour planet a prehistoric trip for baby and adults ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“You admire an amazing stairs design by Michelangelo to access at the ancient library (an unkow jewel) ”
  • 8 locals recommend
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