Florence is one of the most intriguing and beautiful cities on the planet. This time frozen renaissance town was plagued by turbulent events before becoming Europe’s most influential city. It’s astonishing artistic legacy and Dolce Vita atmosphere make it an unrivalled tourist destination. Explore Florence’s mysteries and vibe with these links!


Botticelli's Birth of Venus in the Uffizi

Best views

from Piazzale Michelangelo, the top of the Duomo, the Campanile tower, Boboli Gardens, Bardini Garden and from the tower of Palazzo Vecchio

Did you know...

…that the locals call their city Firenze?

…that you can be fined up to 2000 euros when caught buying a fake Gucci or Prada bag (or other big Italian brand) on the streets?

…that the official Italian langue is based on the Florentine dialect that the famous poet Dante Alighieri used to write his literary masterpieces?

…that about one third of Florence’s population was killed during the raging Black Plague epidemic of 1348?

…that this disaster laid the foundation for the renaissance by increasing wages and the demand for high quality religious art?

…that Florence’s cultural identity is severely endangered by the influx of tourists and immigrants?

…that the most famous painting in the world - Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa - was painted in Florence?

…that Florence used to be the most fashionable city in Europe before Milan became Italy’s fashion capital?

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