The River Arno following through the city of Florence divided the city into two major part, the city North of River Arno and the city South of River Arno. Florentine Lungarno along the river bank is a hub of local places and historical monuments. There are few local places and historic monuments that you should not miss visiting when you are in Florence.
Harold Acton Library – The British Institute
The library was named after Harold Acton who was associated with the British Institute. This British Institute and library still continue to serve as the source and hub of knowledge in the city of Florence. The library is open for visitors from 10 am to 7.30pm. The library is closed for summer vacation from the 3rd of August to 1st of September. You can find a unique collection of books (including rare copies), very peculiar histories of art lectures open to the public, and language and cultural matters around the world.
Galleria Frediano Farsetti
This is an art gallery and the place art lovers should visit without fail. This place has been a center of communication for artists and their audience since a long time. There are many stage shows and art exhibitions that happen here. Few of the best Art exhibitions in Italy and Milan have been happening here. This place is such that it will not only grab the attention of Art lovers but also leave non Art lovers in a total awe, such is the beauty of this place.
Basilica di Santo Spirito
The church Basilica di Santo Spirito is popularly known as ” Santo Spirito “. This is one of the most famous churches in Florence, the capital of Italy and one should not miss being here. This church is located on the south bank of River Arno in the place of Oltrarno. This church gained popularity with the construction of the bridge, ” The Holy Trinity Bridge “. The convent of the Basilica di Santo Spirito became a center of scholarly activities. The church, Basilica di Santo Spirito is a remarkable structure representing the renaissance architecture. The internal length of the church is 97 meters in length.
Uffizi art gallery is a popular art museum, located in the historic center of Florence, next to the Piazza Della Signoria. This Italian Art Museum is one of the most visited places in Italy. It is one of the best known and largest museums in the entire world. This art gallery houses a large collection of priceless works by many prominent artists around the world, especially from the Italian Renaissance period. The Uffizi is one of the first modern museums. The gallery had been open to view since the sixteenth century, and in 1765 it was officially opened to the public. Today Uffizi is one of the greatest tourists places in Florence.