Where to Find the Best Views in Florence
Known for its architectural significance, Florence deserves to be seen from all angles, and there are several ways to discover postcard-worthy views and photo ops. Here are some of the top places from which to admire the picturesque Tuscan capital.
Brunelleschi's Dome (Cupola del Brunelleschi)
An iconic viewpoint.
The best view in town is from the top of the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, aka the Duomo. Summiting the 376-foot-tall (115-meter-tall) dome requires walking up 463 steps, and there's no elevator, but at the top you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the city from its most iconic landmark.
Perfect for sunset snaps.
Cruise for views in Florence.
Arnolfo Tower (Torre di Arnolfo)
Enjoy views of the Duomo.
For lesser-spotted views.
An elevated passageway that connects the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, located on opposite sides of the Arno, the Vasari Corridor doesn’t offer sky-high views. Instead, visitors can get sneaky perspectives of the streets and river below through the windows of the once-secret walkway, which today is an art gallery. It can only be visited as part of small-group or private tour.
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