Plan your trip to Florence, Italy
Regional Population: 371,517
Elevation: 164 meters
Time Zone: Europe/Rome
Local Currency: EUR
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.
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.
Small towns outside of Florence offer quiet surroundings, better dining options and a more relaxing atmosphere than staying in Florence proper.
Find playgrounds, grottos, a maze, swimming pools, a fort, rowboats and more kid-pleasers in the city’s parks.
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.
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