The best architectural jewel of Firenze Italy is the domed cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, commonly known as the Duomo, built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Close to the dome are the Campanile tower and the Baptistery buildings. Piazza della Signoria holds the Bartolomeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune, a marble masterpiece set up at the terminus of a Roman bridge.
The Arno River flows through the ancient part of the Florence endowing the city a character of its own beauty. There is one old bridge Ponte Vecchio which has many shops on its edges held by stilts. Vasari's elevated corridor connecting the Uffizi (office) to the Medici palace "Palazzo Piti" also stands on this bridge. The mausoleum of the Medici family, the Medici Chapel, is located in San Lorenzo.
Besides the Uffizi, Firenze Italy boasts on its outstanding museums treasuring the artworks of renowned sculptors like Donatello, Giambologna, and Michelangelo. The legacy of finest artworks of Firenze evolved during Renaissance continues to the present age. This is an elegant city that loves to appreciate modern art, fashionable attires and porcelain. Firenze is almost like a pilgrimage city to artists and connoisseurs. Firenze Italy is the historic capital of world's best architectures and artifacts, attracting visitors and artists from all over the world. It was acknowledged a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982.