Florence’s main focal point is the Duomo, which rises above the heart of the city, providing the perfect place to explore the Baptistery, Campanile and Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. To the east is the church of Santa Croce, which features frescoes by Giotto. South of the Duomo is the Piazza della Signoria, the city’s political center with Palazzo Vecchio, Florence’s town hall, the Uffizi, one of Italy’s top art galleries, and Ponte Vecchio. Santa Maria Novella is the city’s other great church, featuring chapels adorned with frescoes. Florence is a shopper’s paradise. It is renowned for its high quality shops, featuring shoes, bags and other leather goods. The centre of Florence is filled with all sorts of shops as well as street carts selling everything from souvenirs to leather jackets. For jewelry enthusiasts, Ponte Vecchio is the place to go.