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Florence is the capital town of the region of Tuscany, with around 370,000 residents, town well-known for its turbulent past. Florence is a heart of middle ages European trade and commerce and is among the most affluent towns of the period, well known as the place of birth of the Renaissance, and has been labelled "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A rough political past consists of time frames of rule by the strong Medici family, and several religious and republican radical changes. From 1865 to 1871 the town was the capital of the just formed Kingdom of Italy.

The majority of the significant traveler attractions in Florence are inside strolling range from the center. It is very practical to take a walk from one part of the historic heart of Florence to the other. Taking a walk is certainly not an only simple approach in order to get around, it additionally provides the opportunity to 'absorb' far more of the town way of life. Be advised although, that electrical motorbikes are tiny more than enough to park where automobiles can not. They are soundless and fast and in the summer season they frequently travel into the squares. Several of the roads in center of Florence are sealed for cars. The 'Firenze Card' is a 72 hour pass for Florence that allows you to enter to around 30 art galleries and museums and free of charge use of the public transportation.

The plazas and many old churches, palaces and museums are a evidence of the history of design and evidnece of the past decades. Florence's cathedral, chapels and many churches and castles were built, furbished and embellished by several of the most renowned designers of the time, from Michelangelo to Brunelleschi to, and can be explored without any cost from the exterior. But if you want to explore another side of Florence, the side that features the majority of its valuable items and art works, you will have to go indoors and check it out. Certainly there you will find the art works, statues and frescoes visualized and produced by the biggest minds of that time period.

What to eat in Florence

Keep in mind that dining establishments have different rates for meals to go or consumed standing up against take a seat service. Generally inquire in advance for the price if you wish to sit at a table. Or else you will be irritatingly shocked by the prices. There is great dishes for any price, from top quality restaurants to fast food small restaurants. The most ideal price/quality correlation you will locate outside the historic center where residents of Florence eat. There are a wide range of caffe bars where you can find great sandwiches. To spare a little bit of money as an alternative to getting morning meal and lunch meal at a restaurant, head to one of many local stores or supermarkets.

Best time to travel to Florence

Florence is constantly fizzling with travelers, you will find them in big groups encircling tourist attractions for instance the Duomo di Firenze, in spite of the most awful weather condition. If you want to explore and enjoy pleasant atmospheric condition, go to Florence in April just before it gets too warm and damp in the town. The dining establishments and coffee bars will uncover their terracs when the pleasant weather come. If you're planning to run away from the masses, winter months of January and February discourage the most of travelers because of the cold weather. Try to stay clear of taking a trip to Florence in July or August considering the very hot weather conditions. Lots of Italians get away from the town to go on summer vacation and as a result of this, the majority of preferred stores are shut for the top summer season.

Museums & Art Galleries

Florence is composed of countless art galleries and well known museums where a few of the world's greatest masterpieces of art are housed. The town of Florence is among the best maintained Renaissance hubs of art and design in the Europe and has a high accumulation of art works, statues, churches, museums and cultural attractions. In the list of the 15 most explored Italian museums, 2/3 are presented by Florentine galleries and museums. The Uffizi is among these; among the most well-known and significant galleries in the Europe, it has a quite big compilation of worldwide and Florentine art. The museum items are presented in lots of rooms, sorted by schools and sequential order. Stimulated by the Medici family's artistic compilations through the hundred of years, it accommodates masterpieces by numerous artists. The Galleria dell' Accademia is a home of a Michelangelo compilation, featuring the David. It has a compilation of Russian icons and paintings by many different artists. The Vasari Corridor is yet another museum, linking the Palazzo Vecchio with the Pitti Palace settled by the Uffizi and over the Ponte Vecchio. Additionally, various other art galleries and museums feature the Bargello, which focuses on statue works by professionals including Donatello, Giambologna and Michelangelo; the Palazzo Pitti, including section of the Medici family's past private compilation. Aside from the Medici compilation, the palace's showrooms include lots of Renaissance items, featuring a number of by Raphael and Titian, big compilations of clothing, silver, ceramic and a exhibit of modern art originating from the 18th century.

Similar tourist destinations in Italy: Milan, Venice.

Town is recommended for

Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Suitable for older people, Romantic trips, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Adventure and Sport, Families with pets, People with Disabilities

Florence, Italy - General details

Arboretum, atm, botanical garden, caves, churches, duty free, fitness centre, forests, grocery stores, hospital, library, marina, water parks, theme parks, zoo, wine cellar, restaurants, tennis courts, swimming, walking paths, cycling, fishing, horse riding, ski resorts, golf club, water ski, mountain biking, mountaineering, diving, hunting, bird watching, hiking

Florence, region of Tuscany - Distances

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    Florence - Rimini: 112 km
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    Florence - Verona: 188 km
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    Florence - Genoa: 197 km
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    Florence - Fiesole (58+ accommodation units): 5 km
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    Florence - Settignano (4+ apartments): 6 km
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    Florence - Scandicci (16+ apartments): 6 km
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    Florence - Bagno A Ripoli (36+ apartments): 6 km
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    Florence - Tavarnuzze (7+ apartments): 6 km
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    Florence - Grassina (39+ apartments): 6 km
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    Florence - Sesto Fiorentino (6+ villas): 8 km
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    Florence - Mosciano (3+ accommodation units): 9 km
  • Airport "Galileo Galilei", town of Pisa (Air France, Alitalia, Ryanair, Wind Jet, Lufthansa, Albanian Airlines, Balkan Bulgarian Airlines, easyJet): 69 km
  • Airport "Guglielmo Marconi", town of Bologna (Germanwings, Atlas Blue, Air Canada, Air France, Air One, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, bmi): 85 km
  • Airport "Luigi Ridolfi", town of Forli (Wind Jet, Balkan Bulgarian Airlines, Wizz Air): 81 km
  • Airport "Peretola", town of Florence (Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, bmi, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines): 6 km

Tourist attractions and sights

  • Piazza della Signoria, Florence, 0.5 km from the centre of town of Florence.
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    Piazza del Duomo, Florence, 0.9 km from the centre of town of Florence.
  • Basilica San Miniato al Monte, Florence, 1.3 km from the centre of town of Florence.
  • Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, 1.3 km from the centre of town of Florence.
  • Winery Fattoria La Tancia, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, 19.8 km from the centre of town of Florence.
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    Golf club Poggio dei Medici, 26.3 km from the centre of town of Florence.
  • Chianti Winery, Barberino Val d'Elsa, 27 km from the centre of town of Florence.
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    Ski resort Cutigliano, very good nightlife, many restaurants and pubs. 55 km from town of Florence.
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    Ski resort Abetone, downhill pistes: 51km. 62 km from town of Florence.
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    Ski resort Cimone - Montecreto, recommended ski resort for beginners. 65 km from town of Florence.

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