Florence, often referred to in Italian as “Firenze,” is a popular destination in Italy and Tuscany. Historically, Florence is renowned as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Figures like the poet Dante hailed from here. Florence has numerous Renaissance art and architectural sights. The city is recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
We begin our walk at the Duomo di Firenze. This cathedral stands tall with its red-tiled dome by Filippo Brunelleschi. Just beside it, we see Giotto’s bell tower, the Campanile.
We then proceed north on this short tour. We reach the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. Here, we observe the 13th-century Basilica della Santissima Annunziata. Flanking the square, we find two notable buildings: the Loggia dei Servi di Maria and the Spedale degli Innocenti. We learn that the Spedale functioned as an orphanage in the past but now stands as a museum. Dominating the square’s center, we spot a statue of Ferdinando I de' Medici.
We then retrace our steps back to the Duomo once more and wrap up our walking tour.
For a longer walk in and around Florence see our video: https://youtu.be/jyODQ6BEUO0
Filmed in February 2022
Camera: Osmo Pocket in 4K60
Mic: Zoom H1n