Free attractions in Florence for art enthusiasts

There’s no shortage of free attractions in Florence art lovers can enjoy. Here’s how you can see beautiful art in Florence without spending a penny. First we should mention that ticket prices in Florence are relatively cheap compared to other European destinations. The most expensive attractions are the Cathedral Complex (18 euros) and the Uffizi Gallery… Read more »

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Admiring Fra Angelico frescoes in San Marco Convent, Florence

San Marco Museum in Florence is a former Dominican convent with beautiful frescoes by the early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. I visited this convent for the first time as a child. My memories are of tiny rooms with drawings on white walls. It was eerie and mysterious, in a good way. Since then I’ve been back… Read more »

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A visit to Villa Petraia in Florence. The Medici mansion fit for kings

Villa Petraia overlooks Florence from atop a hill in Castello, a few kilometres north of the city centre. Featuring elegant Renaissance architecture and an Italianate garden, a visit to this villa gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the world of the Medici. Easy to get to from Florence, Villa Petraia is an elegant Renaissance mansion that… Read more »

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