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Florence Italy - Visit Firenze Italia

Florence (Firenze) is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The city was put on the World Heritage list by UNESCO, back in 1982. It’s not surprising to see millions of tourists travel to Florence every year to enjoy the historical and cultural heritage the city has to offer. This beautiful city alongside the River Arno, with its lovely historical center, the many museums filled with cultural treasures will definitely be worth your while.

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The city Florence still has much influence on music, architecture, food and fashion around the world and used to be the birthplace or home to many historical figures like Leonardo da Vinci, BotticelliMichelangelo, Niccoló Machiavelli and many others.

The historic center of Florence has many elegant squares (the piazzas), parks, churches, renaissance palaces (palazzi), museums and art galleries. With around 368.00 residents, Florence is the most densely populated city in Tuscany. With all this in mind you can be sure that there is always something to do in Firenze. It’s an ideal destination to go to if you want to experience something else than the peaceful and lovely Tuscan country side.

Nowadays Florence is known as the art capital of  Italy, because of its impressive art collection. So if you are visiting Florence visit the museums and art galleries to see some of the world’s most famous works displayed. The most famous museum in Florence is the Galleria degli Uffizi thanks to its collection filled with Italian art by Renaissance artists.

Another impressive palace worth visiting is the Palazzo Pitti with its 5 art galleries and 8 museums! Some of the galleries and museums you can visit are the Galleria Palatina (different rooms with paintings by famous Italian artists), Galleria d’Arte Moderna, the silvermuseum, the costumemuseum  and the porcelain museum.

If you are renting an accommodation in Tuscany and would like to visit Florence you can easily do this by car or by train. Florence has two train stations the Santa Maria Novella and the  Campo Di Marte. Inside Florence the distance between destinations generally aren’t that great and can easily be done by foot or with the bus. Tickets for the bus are sold throughout the city in tobacco shops, bars and at newspaper stalls. It’s even possible to fly directly to Florence as the airport is only 5 kilometers outside the city of Firenze.

Enough reasons to travel to Florence in Tuscany Italy.