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Florence

Florence is one of the Italian cities of art par excellence, it can be defined a city museum, given the importance and abundance of incredible works of art on its territory.

The same streets in the centre of Florence, exude history and illustrious past. At every corner there are buildings and a wonderful atmosphere that brings visitors back to the Renaissance that they can live again through the visit to its most important works.

Among the best known works there is Ponte Vecchio, almost a symbol for the city. It is now populated by goldsmith craft shops. Piazza della Signoria is the hub of the city, here Palazzo Vecchio, once home to the prestigious family of Medici is located. Nowadays it is home to the municipal offices.

A first taste of the beauty of the historic centre of Florence is offered on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo, a privileged point for a wonderful glance at Florence, the Ponte Vecchio and the beauty of this city. One of the first destinations of tourists visiting the city is the Museo degli Uffizi, which is considered one of the most important museums in the world for the quantity and the sublime quality of the works. It houses paintings by the greatest artists: Raffaello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio.

A real concentrate of wonders. Palazzo Pitti, dating back to 1457 is a monumental building originally property of the Pitti family and later the residence of the Medici family. It now houses the Galleria Palatina rich in beautiful works of Tiziano, Caravaggio and Rubens.

Staying in Florence is a unique experience to see in a few days a number of masterpieces concentrated in one city. There are many Hotels of different categories, both in the centre and in the surroundings. There also is a wide choice of farmhouses in the surrounding areas and of Bed & Breakfast. The opportunity to sample great products and typical Tuscan wines of the highest quality is always included in the stay.

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