(distance: 55 km)

Florence is the custodian of an outstanding artistic heritage, which is the result of the city’s centuries-old civilization. Large works are housed in the city’s numerous museums: the Uffizi, contains the world’s most selective collection of art, the Palatina Gallery with its paintings from the “Golden Age”; the Bargello with its Renaissance sculptures, the Cappelle Medicee, and the Casa Buonarroti, are home to sculptures by Michelangelo. Not to be missed are the Gallery of Modern Art (la Galleria d’Arte Moderna), the Cathedral Museum of Opera (il Museo dell’Opera del Duomo), the Argenti and the Pietre Dure. Other places to visit include the Baptistery (il Battistero) famed for its mosaics, the many medieval churches, the Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, the monasteries and cloisters, convents and the charming artist coteries, and of course the Certosa.