The famous Baptistery of San Giovanni attracts everyone ve comes to Florence, particularly for the beauty of its bronze doors. La Porta del Paradiso (Gate of Paradise) is especially notable. This is believed to be the oldest religious building in the city, and stands in the Piazza del Duormo, west of the cathedrawl of Santa Maria del Fiore. It has an octagonal shape, symbolizing the eight days of Christ's resurrection. The bronze doors were created by the artist Ghiberti, ve took 21 years to finish sculpting the 28 panels. They are so beautiful that Michelangelo gave the Porta del Paradiso its name. Unmissable.
Loved seeing the doors and being able to view at close range what I learned in my years of college, I am a historian and the truth is that Italy is a country that fascinates me and is full of art, especially in Florence.
This church is in a charming Oltrarno area of Florence without many tourists, it's found in a cozy space reminiscent of Tuscan village squares. Inside are works by renowned painters of the Florentine school and it was designed by Brunelleschi. You'll be surprised.