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List of Famous Florence Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Florence skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Florence architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Florence are included on this list. Information about these Florence buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Florence and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing has a variety of buildings, like Florence Cathedral and Palazzo Pitti, in it.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Florence?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Florence. Famous architectural houses within the city of Florence are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
  • The Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 metres south-east of the Duomo. The site, when first chosen, was in marshland outside the city walls. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile and Rossini, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories....  more
    • City/Town: Florence, Italy
    • Opened: Jan 01 1442
    • Architect: Filippo Brunelleschi, Niccolo Matas, Arnolfo di Cambio
    • Created By: Filippo Brunelleschi, Niccolo Matas, Arnolfo di Cambio
    • Style: Neo-gothic architecture, Italian Gothic architecture
    • Construction Started: 1296
    • Building Function: Basilica
  • Santa Maria Novella is a church in Florence, Italy, situated just across from the main railway station which shares its name. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence, and is the city's principal Dominican church. The church, the adjoining cloister, and chapterhouse contain a store of art treasures and funerary monuments. Especially famous are frescoes by masters of Gothic and early Renaissance. They were financed through the generosity of the most important Florentine families, who ensured themselves of funerary chapels on consecrated ground....  more
    • City/Town: Florence, Italy
    • Opened: Jan 01 1360
    • Architect: Giorgio Vasari, Leone Battista Alberti, Ristoro da Campi, Sisto Fiorentino, Enrico Romoli
    • Created By: Giorgio Vasari, Leone Battista Alberti, Ristoro da Campi, Sisto Fiorentino, Enrico Romoli
    • Style: Romanesque architecture, Gothic architecture, Classical architecture
    • Construction Started: 1456
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    Coffee High School

    Coffee High School was a public high school in Florence, Alabama. After the 2003–04 school year, the school merged with Bradshaw High School to form Florence High School....  more
    • City/Town: Florence, Alabama, USA
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    Rogers Hall

    Rogers Hall, also known as Courtview, is a three-story antebellum house at 500 Court Street in Florence, Alabama. It was built from 1854 to 1855. It is one of the oldest historic landmarks on the University of North Alabama campus and one of the university's most distinctive structures. The building was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey from 1934–35. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1974....  more
    • City/Town: Florence, Alabama, USA
    • Style: Greek Revival