Steeped in history Florence was the centre of medieval European trade and finance. It was without doubt the richest city of that period and is the origin of the Renaissance, some call it "the Athens of the Middle Ages". Intense political history periods of rule from 1865 to 1871 which has indeed sculptured its streets. Florence was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy and now Florence belongs to “Holy Trinity” with Rome, Venice and is a must for cultural visitors.
Florence attracts millions of tourists each year due to its historic and cultural connections. In 1982 Florence was acknowledged a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Florence is famous for its culture, Renaissance art, monuments and architecture. There are copious amounts of museums and art galleries, Uffizi Gallery, and the Palazzo Pitti. Suitably to Florence's artistic and architectural tradition, Forbes has voted Florence to be as one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
There is so much to absorb in Florence for example David by Michelangelo, the magnificent Botticellis, Da Vincis and Caravaggios in the Uffizi, the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s extraordinary cupola. Or why not experience the beautiful open areas like Ponte Vecchio or Piazza della Signoria , most certainly a must see.
Whilst in Florence don’t forget the trattorias, gelaterias and bars to experience, a wonderfula taste of Florence.
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