Centro Storico di Firenze (Sito UNESCO)
UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982, historic center of Florence, enclosed within the circle of avenues traced on old Medieval walls, collects the most important cultural heritage of the city. Spiritual center is Piazza del Duomo, with Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore flanked by Giotto's Bell Tower and fronted by Baptistery of San Giovanni. To the north, there are Palazzo Medici Riccardi by Michelozzo, Basilica of San Lorenzo by Filippo Brunelleschi, Museum of San Marco, Accademia Gallery, which houses Michelangelo's David and Piazza della Santissima Annunziata; to the south of Duomo, cultural-political center, with Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery, near which are Bargello Museum and Basilica of Santa Croce. Crossing Ponte Vecchio you arrive at Oltrarno district, with Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens. Still in Oltrarno, Basilica of Santo Spirito by Filippo Brunelleschi and Church of Santa Maria del Carmine. Historical center can be appreciated in its entirety from the surrounding hills, especially from Forte Belvedere, from Piazzale Michelangelo and from the hill of Fiesole, which offers one of the most evocative views of Arno valley.