Tuscany is known for its fabulous landscapes, amazing artwork and architecture and its incredible charm. Yet there is only one place in Tuscany where all three of these elements combine effortlessly together and give life to a magical, romantic and absolutely one of a kind city: Florence.
Famous for the immense political and economic power it wielded during the rule of the Medici Dynasty, Florence offered the world a stage for great artistic masters such as Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo. However, Florence has its roots long before, when it rose and fell several times in the hands of the Romans, the lombardic tribe and others. Each successive age brought new architecture, art and creativity which are still evident in the streets, the many museums, churches, monuments and even the everyday life of this marvelous city.
Live and Breathe Florence like a Local
Our comprehensive guide to Florence
Our dedicated website VisitFlorence.com will give you practical and useful information about where to park and how to get around. Our team, comprised of locals who live in Florence, shares their experiences to enhance your time in Florence. Whether you are travelling by bus, taxi, plane or train the site is loaded with helpful suggestions about what to expect when you arrive concerning the weather, lines for museums and where to go shopping. The VisitFlorence Team lives in the city of Florence so, we have lots ideas and inspiration for you. Get competent assistance from our Forum with ideas for your itinerary, choose a two day or three day program for your vacation planning, read about the pros and cons of the Firenze Card or simply find out more details about what there is to see. We have even visited and reviewed accommodations, both in and near Florence, giving you details of where to find family friendly or budget wise solutions.
Enjoy the Flavors of Florence
Florence embodies the intellectual, artistic and cultural center of Tuscany... maybe even Italy. A visit to Tuscany could not be complete without a walk around Florence, photos from Piazzale Michelangelo, a stop at Ponte Vecchio and a stroll along the Arno River. A trip to Florence must include a visit to the Uffizi Museum, the Accademia and the imposing Palazzo della Signoria. To truly taste the flavor of Florence, one needs to enjoy a gelato in Piazza del Duomo, inhale the perfume of leather at the markets and eat a bistecca Fiorentina in the shade of Palazzo Pitti.
Be Amazed by its Beauty
Florence offers so many unique experiences and events that it will create memories which will live with you long after your holidays in Tuscany are over. All roads, inevitably lead to Florence, so examine our maps and find where you can revel in the awe of a historic skyline, and admire the architectural lines that inspired designers worldwide. The churches Santa Croce, San Miniato, Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo house some of the more important tombs, mosaics and frescoes while the museums will delight you with artwork, bronzes and marble statues and many treasures.
From art exhibitions to musical presentations, events which celebrate wine, culture and good food, history and art, you are sure to find just the right piece of information in the many articles below which link directly with our site VisitFlorence.com.
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