Florence, Italy

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Facts About Florence, Italy

Regional Population: 371,517

Elevation: 164 meters

Time Zone: Europe/Rome

Local Currency: EUR

Latitude: 43.7666667

Longitude: 11.25

Nearby Airports: FLR

Florence (Firenze in Italian) is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy. The epicenter of the Italian Renaissance, Florence remains a top destination for art lovers; it is a cultural and architectural gem, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Located in the heart of Tuscany, a stunning province of hills and mountains, it has many famous sons like Leonardo, Dante, Machiavelli and Michelangelo.

Among the things you can’t afford to miss are the Uffizi Galleries, one of the best art museums in the world, the Duomo, the Santo Spirito church and the Ponte Vecchio. To get a great overview of the city, you have plenty of choices: climb the “Cupolone” of the Duomo or the Giotto Tower, head for Piazzale Michelangelo in Oltrarno (other side of river Arno) or farther up to the church of San Miniato.

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Articles About Florence, Italy

Florence: Italy’s Renaissance City

Both the birthplace and the showplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is a priceless art and architecture sanctuary that appeals to tourists of all ages.

Florence Hotel Alternatives

Small towns outside of Florence offer quiet surroundings, better dining options and a more relaxing atmosphere than staying in Florence proper.

Explore Florence’s Parks and Gardens

Find playgrounds, grottos, a maze, swimming pools, a fort, rowboats and more kid-pleasers in the city’s parks.

Florence: Secrets of the City

Florence’s hidden windows, secret towers and streets that follow ancient Roman walls will keep the kids interested as they tour the Italian Renaissance city.

10 Ways for Your Kids to Interact With Italy

Keep your kids active, engaged and begging to go back to Italy with these 10 ways for the entire family to experience the country.

10 Top Natural History Museums

Explore everything from the evolution of the universe to 85 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons at exhibits offered at these natural history museums around the globe.

Italy Hotel Deals, Caribbean Packages and Lake Las Vegas

This week’s discounts are for Florence and Venice hotels, a last-minute deal in Lake Las Vegas, and family discounts in the Bahamas and Barbados.

Tuscany Villa Rentals: Live Your Dreams

Renting a villa is a family-friendly way to enjoy Tuscany.

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