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Ponte Vecchio
Florence Travel GuideToday's bridge, built in the middle of the 14th century, was originally filled with a wide variety of shops that included wool merchants and greengrocers.
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The Cathedral
Florence Travel GuideAs the city's skyline symbol, the cathedral is famous above all for its dome: Brunelleschi's Renaissance masterpiece, completed in 1436, created a double dome shell so that the dome is entirely self-supporting. Building started in 1296 on the site of the Roman basilica of Santa Reparata of which there are still visible remains. The existing neo-Gothic fašade was added in the 19th century. Covering a massive 3600 square meters, the frescoes inside the dome depict the Last Judgement.

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Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria
Florence Travel GuideThis is the most important civil building in the city; construction, to plans by Arnolfo di Cambio, was begun in 1299. It was the seat of the Priori delle Arti, of the Signoria and the ducal residence; over the centuries it was remodelled several times.


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