Florence is located in the center of the Italian peninsula, and is one of the most important art cities for architecture, culture, trade and industry. Given its location, it is easily accessible by train and well connected to other important centers or through highway railroad. After a period of decline barbaric age, Florence reached its peak between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries, as a free municipality, and later thanks to the rule of the Medici. In the period of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the city increased the most of its political and economic power. The city is home to painters such as Giotto and Cimabue, innovators of the Renaissance Brunelleschi and Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo as universal. Florence is full of everyday life. The city is an active cultural center that organizes exhibitions, events, outdoor markets and art festivals.
Besides being rich in art and history, Florence offers numerous opportunities for entertainment, with many clubs, pubs and discos.
You can spend the nights in Florence not only inside a room, but also on the way to walk through the beautiful monuments illuminated by the moon, up to the Piazzale Michelangelo where you can admire a beautiful view of the city at night.
Florence is known worldwide as a city of art. It is home to famous people of the past such as Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei and is embellished with works by Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Donatello and Brunelleschi. Despite the damage caused by the overflowing of the river Arno in 1966, Florence still retains an exceptional artistic heritage.
To see many artistic attractions: the center of Florence is Piazza del Duomo with the Bell tower designed by Giotto, a five-storeys, the fifth with a beautiful terrace from where you can admire the whole city.
The Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the patron saint, celebrated on June 24, the day that will dispute the final of the Calcio Storico which is a medieval version of football is a game typical of the city; the Cathedral Museum, which contains works by famous artists such as Donatello, Brunelleschi and Giotto; the Duomo (or Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore) which rises just in the Square and within which there are frescoes of inestimable beauty as “Universal Judgement” by Vasari.
Piazza della Signoria with its statues and monuments; Old building with a tower 94 meters high; Uffizi Palace with the famous museum in the world because it contains the greatest masterpieces of Italian and foreign (the “Birth of Venus” by Botticelli, the “Holy Family” by Michelangelo); the Church of Santa Maria Novella; the Church of San Lorenzo; the Church of the Holy Trinity; the Basilica of Santa Croce which houses the tombs of Giotto, Machiavelli, Galileo, Michelangelo and other famous Florentines.
The Ponte Vecchio, the most famous bridge and characteristic of Florence, only one left untouched by the bombings of the Second World War, crosses the Arno at its narrowest point, is a symbol of the city and is lined with a double row of shops the Florentine goldsmiths; the Vasari Corridor which is the union between the Uffizi and Pitti Palace, inside the beautiful Boboli Gardens, a veritable open-air museum in the past has been an example for many European courts; the Archaeological Museum; the Bargello Museum; Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts; the Science Museum which exhibits works, projects and inventions of Pisa Galileo Galilei.