1. Uffizi Gallery

Sitting alongside the River Arno and next to Piazza della Signoria, the Galleria degli Uffizi is home to some of the most impressive pieces of Renaissance art on the planet.

2. Ponte Vecchio

While in Florence, make sure you go and see Ponte Vecchio, one of the oldest bridges across the River Arno which was rebuilt in 1345 after floods damaged the bridge.

3. Piazzale Michelangelo

Enjoy panoramic views across all of Florence with a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, where you'll see architecture inspired by Michelangelo on the beautiful 19th century terrace.

4. Giardino Boboli

As you wander past ancient oak trees, ornate fountains and colourful flower beds, you won’t be surprised to learn that Giardino Boboli took four hundred years to design and create.

5. Florence Cathedral

Visible right across the city, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is best known for its huge Renaissance dome, added to the original building in the 15th century.

With its Renaissance buildings, world renowned art galleries and romantic riverside setting, Florence is an unmissable city on your visit to Italy. From the beautiful cathedral to the open-air museum at Boboli Gardens, here are the sights you shouldn’t miss on your trip to the Tuscan capital.