Table of Contents

Decide for Yourself

  • Checklist of Interests: Choose the places in Florence that are interesting to YOU. Spend your brief visit to Florence in a way that will be fun for you and your family by quickly reviewing this list.

Florence Today

Introduction

The People (in the order of their birth)

  • Dante Alighieri
  • Petrarch
  • Giotto
  • Filippo Brunelleschi
  • Giovanni de’Medici
  • Ghiberti
  • Donatello
  • Cosimo de’Medici
  • Fra Angelico
  • Michelozzo
  • Della Robia
  • Fra Lippi
  • Masaccio
  • Verrocchio
    • How to Cast a Bronze Statue the Verrocchio Way
  • Sandro Botticcelli
  • Lorenzo de’Medici
  • Ghirlandaio
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Girolamo Savonarola and The Bonfires of the Vaneties
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Michelangelo
  • Raphael
  • Bandinelli
  • Benvenuto Cellini
  • Giorgio Vasari
  • Cosimo I de’Medici
  • Buontalenti
  • Gallileo Gallilei

The Places they Left Behind

  • Galleria dell’ Accademia
  • The Bargello
  • Brancacci Chapel
  • Il Duomo
  • Forte Belvedere
  • Museo Galileo
  • The Gates to Paradise
  • Laurentian Library
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Medieval Pharmacy
  • Piazza dei Lanzi
  • Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • San Marco
  • Santa Croce
  • Santa Maria Novella
  • Santo Spirito
  • The Uffizi Gallery
  • The Vasari Corridor

All the Rest

  • 3 Famous Davids
  • Fiesole
  • Finding Art Today
    • Art in the Streets
    • Signs of the Times
  • Getting High in Florence
  • Quick History of the Mafia
  • Walls & Gates
  • Wandering Around Town
  • Whatsa Piazza?
  • San Gimignano
  • Maps
  • Games, Puzzles & a fun Quest