Tourism in Florence, capital of Tuscany


Standing proudly on the banks of the Arno in the center of the Italian peninsula, Florence is a dynamic city that has retained an exceptional artistic heritage testifying to the antiquity and richness of its history.

Major city of Western Art, Florence was born and live artists such as Giotto, Donatello, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Their works are exhibited in various museums in the city including the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most prestigious art galleries in the world.

The city is home to famous monuments highlighting the evolution of civilization Florentine art. Among them include the Baptistery, the Duomo and many public and private palaces controlled by the most prominent families in town.

Other figures such as Dante, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Galileo, or have finished giving Florence its status as world cultural center that has allowed the city to draw from the Middle Ages of students worldwide.

The city of Florence comes to life at large events it hosts throughout the year. The most famous of them, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, is a festival of classical music, opera and ballet reputed worldwide. The mode is also present with exhibitions such as Pitti Immagine Uomo or e Bimbo Filati. On the side of popular protests found the game of Calcio in Costume, fireworks on St. John or the Scoppio del Carro.

Turned to tourism, the city of Florence has nearly 400 hotels and campsites and youth hostels within the reach of every budget. Also the latest trend of the moment, is to rent a holiday apartment. This solution guaranteed freedom and comfort to vacationers.

Many traditional restaurants ferrons you discover the pleasures of a perfectly simple and healthy cuisine accompanied by wines from Chianti.