Guide of Florence

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Presentation of Florence

FLORENCEFlorence (Firenze) is the capital of the Tuscany region and provincial capital. Residents are called Florentines. It is located at the foot of the Northern Apennines and is crossed by the river Arno.

During a stay or a weekend in Florence, you will discover a wealth of art which each year attracts millions of visitors from around the world and has allowed its inclusion in the UNESCO world heritage site.

From the Ponte Vecchio, one of the symbols of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most beautiful painting museums in Italy, through churches, gardens, fountains and squares, you will pass Florence unforgettable moments.

History of Florence

Florence was founded in Roman times, in 59 BC., near the river Arno. It was a mere hamlet until the twelfth century. With the Medicis taking control, as well as the Tuscany at the time of the Italian Renaissance, Florence become a major artistic center of Europe.

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