Florence

Important university and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is universally recognized as one of the cradles of art and architecture, and renowned as one of the most beautiful cities of the world, thanks to its numerous monuments and museums - including the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Pitti.
Florence is universally recognized as a city of art, with a priceless heritage of architecture, painting, sculpture, historical and scientific, which form the fabric of the city, like a button widespread museum.
The heart of Florence is Piazza della Signoria, with its majestic Palazzo Vecchio, with the gallery of masterpieces of sculpture in the Loggia dei Lanzi and the nearby Uffizi Gallery , one of the museums the most famous art in the world. Not far away is the religious center of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore , with its majestic dome (the largest ever built), the huge cathedral is beautifully accompanied by Giotto's Bell Tower , one of the most beautiful in Italy, and from Baptistery of San Giovanni , with its famous bronze doors among which is the golden gate of heaven.

The river Arno , which passes through the city, occupies an important place in the history of Florence.
Among the bridges that cross the Ponte Vecchio is unique in the world, with the characteristics jewelery shops in houses built on it. Crossed by the noble Vasari Corridor , is the only bridge in the city to be passed unscathed through the second world war.

In addition to the Uffizi, Florence has other museums that would be the main artistic attraction of every other major city in the world: the Accademia Gallery , Bargello or the palace of Palazzo Pitti with its eight museums, including the Palatine Gallery .
The Florentines boast of possessing the best example of beauty in both women ( Botticelli's Venus ) and male ( Michelangelo's David ).

The left bank of the Arno (Oltrarno) is an area rich in monuments where you can still breathe, between its secular workshops craft, the atmosphere of the Florence of the past. But there are many literary ideas across the city: from the districts of tower houses, where the plaques commemorate the verses that inspired these places to Dante Alighieri , the serenity of the Medici villas, where they often met the Platonic Academy of Lorenzo the Magnificent, to the theaters to Pergola and Boboli Gardens , where they were placed in the scenes for the first time melodramas who brought opera.

Florence as the "cradle of the Renaissance" has its masterpieces in the works of Filippo Brunelleschi ( the Hospital of the Innocents , the church of San Lorenzo and that of Holy Spirit ) and Leon Battista Alberti (the facade of Santa Maria Novella and Palazzo Rucellai ), but also other artistic periods have left their masterpieces: from Romanesque of San Miniato al Monte , the Gothic Santa Croce , the vagaries of Giambologna's Mannerist or by Bernardo Buontalenti (such as Fountain of Neptune or the Garden Boboli), up to the masterpieces of the greatest Italian architects of the twentieth century as the station of Santa Maria Novella and Stadio Artemio Franchi , respectively Giovanni Michelucci and Pier Luigi Nervi.

The center of Florence with its hundreds of business is a paradise for shopping and entertainment, with elegant high-end boutiques and historic cafes to lively outdoor markets historians, as well as to host numerous nightclubs, discos, American bar, lounge bar and meeting places for an aperitif.


Main distances:
Pistoia 15 Km
San Marcello 13 Km
Abetone 27 Km
Firenze 53 Km
Lucca 55 Km
Garfagnana 60 Km
Pisa 75 Km
Siena 110 Km