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Florence, the capital city of the Tuscany region in Italy, is a city that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and incredible art museums, Florence is an absolute gem. Here are some of the top things to see and do in Florence:

The Duomo: The Duomo, officially known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is one of the most iconic landmarks in Florence. Climb to the top of the dome for incredible city views, or explore the cathedral’s beautiful interior, which features stunning frescoes and a stunning altar.

The Uffizi Gallery: This world-famous art museum has an incredible collection of Renaissance masterpieces, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. You can spend hours exploring the various galleries and admiring the incredible art on display.

Ponte Vecchio: This historic bridge, which spans the Arno River, is one of the most iconic landmarks in Florence. Explore the various shops and cafes that line the bridge, or enjoy the stunning river and city views.

The Pitti Palace: Continue across Ponte Vecchio, and you will reach this beautiful palace once home to the powerful Medici family. It now houses several museums and galleries, including the Palatine Gallery, which features works by Raphael, Titian, and Rubens. Don’t miss a tour of the incredible gardens on your visit.

With its incredible art museums, stunning architecture, and rich cultural heritage, Florence is one of the most-visited cities in Italy.

Florence is located quite far from the cruise ports of Livorno and La Spezia. Be sure to tell your tour operator when your ship departs to get you back to port in good time. Be prepared to spend a few hours on the bus to reach Florence. If you prefer to spend more time in Florence, book to stay in the city for a few days before or after your cruise. Click to read more about a perfect 4-day pre- or post-cruise adventure in Florence.

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