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The most beautiful cities of art in Tuscany : Firenze, Siena and Pisa

Cities of art in Tuscany: Florence

Among all cities of art, Florence is the Capital. Florence is centred around the Piazza del Duomo, where the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore faces the Baptistery of San Giovanni. The cathedral dome designed by Brunelleschi is immense and awe inspiring, dominating the city skyline. Beside it stands Giotto's bell tower, dedicated to one of the most famous artists of Tuscany. Continuing through the narrows streets you will arrive in Piazza della Signoria, the political heart not only of Florence, but also of Tuscany. Here stands the 13thI century, Palazzo della Signoria or Palazzo Vecchio as it is also known, that today is home to the Municipality of Florence as well being a Museum. Just as Florence is the greatest city of art in Tuscany, so the Uffizi is one of the most important Musuems in the world. The Gallery houses paintings by Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Leonardo Da Vinci and, of course Michelangelo. Reaching the Arno you will find another symbol synonymous with Florence: Ponte Vecchio: since 1500 the home of shops and workshops of its myriad goldsmiths, still working in locations seeming to encapsulate the spirit of Renaissance Florence. Without doubt Florence is of the most visited cities of art, not only of Tuscany, but of the entire world.

Cities of art in Tuscany: Siena

Of all the cities in Tuscany Siena is probably the best conserved. Siena still seems to lie in Medieval times, encircled by its superb, completely intact city walls. We should also mention “Piazza del Campo”: with its unique shell shape, which is the location where, twice a year, the famous “Palio of Siena” is run. In the central square of Siena, you can visit the “Torre del Mangia” and the “Palazzo Comunale”. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Piazza del Duomo, completed in Italian Romanesque-Gothic style, is one of the most important churches in this style in all Italy. A few years ago the complex of Santa Maria della Scala, was converted from an old hospital into a museum, Its frescoed rooms tell and the story of one of the most popular and fascinating cities of art in Tuscany.

Cities of art in Tuscany

Firenze, Siena, Pisa: the three sisters of Tuscany

Cities of art in Tuscany: Pisa

Pisa, before becoming one of the most important cities of art in Tuscany, was one the most famous Italian Maritime Republics. Pisa has always enjoyed great strategic importance as one of the most important ports facing the Mediterranean. Pisa is famous, among all Tuscan cities for its “Piazza del Duomo”, also known as “Piazza dei Miracoli” representing its unique artistic heritage. Ranked as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in1987, here you can admire some of the masterpieces of Romanesque architecture: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery, the Cemetery and, of course, the Bell tower. The Bell tower of Santa Maria is what has made Pisa one of the most famous cities in the World. Known as "The Leaning Tower" or "The Tower of Pisa" it is actually a bell tower that, due to a failure of the soil, leans to one side. Currently under construction, is the Museum of Ancient Ships, which will conserve over thirty boats of the roman age, in perfectl states of preservation. Some call Pisa, seemingly frozen in time as it is, the “Tuscan Pompeii”.

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