Welcome to Florence
Florence – where art and science meet
The capital city of Tuscany is one of the most famous sites in the world. Florence was the center of Medieval Europe and remains a cradle of art, culture, science, fashion, architecture, and tourism until today. It is a home to many renowned masterpieces of the Renaissance art.
Attending ATTD 2022 is a great opportunity to come and explore this amazing city.
Immerse yourself in the best of what science and art have to offer!
Top sites to visit
The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence, Italy located at the Piazza della Signoria, with a copy of Michelangelo’s David statue. The palace has been called in different ways, its original name was Palazzo della Signoria that was replaced by Palazzo Vecchio when the court of the Medici moved to the Pitti Palace. Nowadays, Palazzo Vecchio is home to the Museo dei Ragazzi and offices of the Town Hall.
Ponte Vecchio is a bridge over the Arno River. Its famous for its outstanding architecture and engineering for Medieval Europe, completed in 1345. In modern times Ponte Vecchio is a popular place for meetings, shopping and strolls with a panoramic view.
The most famous site of Florence and a typical Italian Gothic building – the Cathedral of Florence, dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore. The church was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio (circa 1245-1302) and finished around 1367. The most remarkable feature of the Cathedral is its architecture – detailed, with elements tailored especially for it and sculptures and figures carrying unique symbolism.
The Church of Santa Croce is the resting place of Michelangelo, Rossini, Machiavelli, and Galileo Galilei. There is also a memorial to Dante, but his sarcophagus is empty who is buried in Ravenna. The artistic wealth of the church is one of a kind – frescoes by Gaddi and Giotto are found here. An unusual relief, the Annunciation, in gilded limestone by Donatello decorates the south nave wall. The memorial to the 19th-century playwright Giovanni Battista Niccolini is said to have been the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty.
Art & Culture
Florence is the place to be when it comes to art and culture.
The city is home to the finest world exhibitions and the most renowned artists display their works here.
Visit the magnificent Ufizzi Gallery and get lost amongst labyrinth-style halls and Renassaince art treasures.
Immerse yourself in even more art by selecting your top picks here.
The Taste of Florence
Enjoying great food and excellent wine in Florence is not difficult at all!
Aside from trying out the places that are often recommended in the guide books, just walk down any street and Florence and select a trattoria, enoteca or restaurant in Florence that seems appealing and you’ll surely enjoy a fine meal!
Useful links & resources
The world of Florence is infinite. You can spend months even years and yet not being able to explore every single corner of this fairy-tale place. We have collected a couple of useful resources and links to make your journey more organized and help you select your hot spots. Enjoy!