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Explore the best places for photography at Florence, Italy

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Ulrike "Ulli" BerkusValerio ChiodelliRaphael KoerichMarcusDonovan Callaghan

Artists have been drawn to the magic of Florence in Italy for centuries. The capital of Tuscany, Florence is part of unique living history. Modern photographers walking the streets of Florence feel the same inspiration as Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

With architecture known for its harmony, museums full of timeless art, and rustic Tuscan food, you won’t run out of experiences in Florence. Read our guide to get some photography inspiration for your trip to Florence, Italy.

The Florence skyline is dominated by the stunning Cattedrale di Santa Maria and the freestanding tower, Campanile di Giotto. This cathedral is often called the Duomo of Florence, due to its iconic burnt orange dome. The facade of the cathedral is intricately decorated in a neo-gothic style with white, green, and red marble. Every new angle and viewpoint of the city offers a new way to shoot this beautiful cathedral.

Ponte Vecchio is an iconic bridge that is a road, pedestrian walkway, and a multi-story market all in one. Take a photo from across the river and while walking through it.

Basilica di Santa Croce was originally built in 1212 and is located close to the Duomo. A smaller church, it still captivates and is worth a visit.

Michaelangelo's renowned David is housed in Florence in the Galleria dell'Accademia. This is one of the most famous statues in the world, so expect the room to be overflowing with visitors trying to do the same thing as you- take a photo.

Head to the Galleria Uffizi, which houses some of the most important Renaissance artwork. Botticelli’s masterpiece, The Birth of Venus, calls the gallery home. The building itself is characterized by symmetrical arches and intricately painted ceilings.

Trek up a hill to Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Plaza) for the best views of Florence. From here you can snap photos of the bridge, flowing Arno River, the Duomo, the city’s colorful buildings crawling up the hills, and the surrounding mountains.

Any time spent walking along the Arno River and exploring the hillside will result in some unforgettable photographs. The warm oranges of the city are given a new glow during sunsets.

Travel tips for Florence

Florence is a well-visited city in a very well-visited country. Even during the rainier, colder winter months, the major sights will be overflowing with tourists. To capture the best photos, wake up early to beat some of the crowds.

Florence, like much of Italy, is best explored on foot. There are buses to bring you around the region but the historical center is small and compact.

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