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Florence Tourism Overview


Overview : Florence is known to be the ‘art capital of Italy’. When the list of the most beautiful cities of the world is prepared then Florence is listed among the topmost. It is the capital of Tuscany region of Italy. The city is known for its architectural beauty and artistically designed monuments. The river Arno flows through Florence that adds to the natural beauty of the city. It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the world.
History : Julius Caesar, a prominent name of the history established Florence as a camp for its soldiers. Florence has been a center of important events in the past. The city witnessed the emergence of the Renaissance. Also, it was one of the most economically and politically stable cities of Europe for a long period of time.
Culture : The city has a rich culture, art pervades its streets. Famous artists like Dante, Botticelli, Niccolò Machiavelli, Boccaccio, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Florence Nightingale Catherine de' Medici, Salvatore Ferragamo Guccio Gucci, , Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, etc. were born in this city.
Tourist Attractions in Florence : Anyone visiting Florence becomes mesmerized by the artistic excellence of the place. The city has innumerable places to visit. Some of the most famous ones are Art galleries. For those who have eye for detail and for the art lovers Florence is a temple of art. The city has numerous art galleries where world’s most valuable and rare art pieces can be found. Some of the art galleries that must be visited are :
    Uffizi : - The museum showcases the works of renowned artists of the world Leonardo da Vinci, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Giotto, Donatello, Raphael, etc. √ Galleria dell'Accademia : - Michelangelo’s David, one of the world’s renowned artwork is kept in the Galleria dell'Accademia museum. √ Vasari corridor : - Palazzo Vecchio is collected in this museum. √ Pitti Palace : - Pitti Palace consists of five galleries : - Palatine Gallery, Modern art gallery, Silver museum, Costume gallery and Porcelain Museum. √ Bargello : - The famous masterpieces of Michelangelo are to be found in this gallery.
There are various other museums in the city where you can see exclusive collection of masterpieces. The town hall of Florence is also a well-organized art museum. Apart from the museums, there are different Parks, Villas, Arches and Squares that have intricate work done on them. The artistic flair of the craftsmen is reflected in the designs of the art pieces. Also, there are various cathedrals that were built years back and have magnificent architecture. Some of the known cathedrals are :
    Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral : - it is Europe’s Fourth largest church and is 116 m high. → Basilica of Santa Croce : - This marvelously built church also famous as the ‘temple of glories’ is a burial ground of world’s prominent artists like Galileo, Michelangelo, Rossini, Machiavelli, Gentile, Foscolo and Marconi. → Santo Spirito : - This structure is an exemplary of Renaissance architecture.
There are numerous other religious structures that have splendid architecture.
Nightlife : The Nightlife of Florence is vivacious and highly majestic. As there are various universities in the region, the city is inhabited by a large number of young people. Clubs, bars and various squares are open throughout the night and are thronged by people.
Fast Facts : a
Area : 102.41 Km2 (39.5 sq mi).
Language : Italian.
Geographic Coordination : 43°47'N 11°15'E.
Climate and Weather : Mediterranean temperature with hot and sunny summers, whereas cold and damper winters.
Currency : Euro.
Population : 368,362.
How to reach Florence? : Florence is a highly well-developed city having proficient transportation network. The city has access through :
    Air : - There are two main international airports, from where you can take a Volain bus to the main city centre. → Train : - Railway network is huge and well-connected. The most important station is Firenze Santa Maria Novella. → Road : -
      √ Bologna, Milano, Naples and Rome are connected to Florence by A1. √ Pistoia , Prato , Lucca ,Montecatini are connected through Autostrada del Mare.
Best Time to Visit : Spring and autumn are the favorable seasons to visit Florence. A visit to Florence can never be forgotten. The enchanting atmosphere of the place and its magnetic charm attract the tourists from all parts of the world. The city is a lively place and a hub of artistic brilliance.
City : Florence, Italy.