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Top five tourist sites in Florence

Florence, Italy , is known for its role in the Renaissance and its collection of art from this pivotal period. Here are five architecturally impressive and artistically beautiful places to visit on your trip to Florence:Piazza del Duomo Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Il Duomo) is one of the city’s most famous structures. The cathedral was built on the foundation of the Basilica of Santa Reparata, which may date back as early as the fifth century.Arnolfo di Cambio originally designed the first version of the new cathedral in 1296, but Filippo Brunelleschi’s iconic dome wasn’t added until the 15th century, and the facade that we see today was completed in 1887. The dome was considered one of the most ambitious engineering and architectural projects of its time.The nearby Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery of St. John) is known for its bronze Renaissance doors, the originals of which are now on display in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. The east and north doors depict ...

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