About Florence

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"A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority"  – Samuel Johnson

Florence is everything you would expect an Italian city to be. Full of art, history, and amazing food, it is one of Italy's most exhilarating, distinctive and impressive cities to experience.

Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Florence is almost in the center of the Italian peninsula with main rail lines running in all directions, making travel within Italy and abroad quite easy. Even a quick trip to Chianti, located between Florence and Siena, will fill your camera with shots of one of Italy's most beautiful countrysides.

This enchanting symbol of the Renaissance has it all. Want art? Michaelangelo's David and works by Botticelli, Benvenuto, Cellini and Donatello are at your fingertips, as is the vast painting collection of the Uffizi and the sculptures of the Bargello. If you prefer architecture to art, the 13th century cathedral, the Santa Maria del Fiore (known as the Duomo), is just steps away.

Not all of the art in Florence can be found hanging in museums. The food in Florence is sometimes revered with the same intensity as its art, as Florentines are proud of their hearty fare. After enjoying some of the freshest foods in the world, you can indulge in gelato, the Italian version of ice cream.

Florence remains quite the same as it was 500 years ago, so take a step back in time and experience all that Florence has to offer.

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“This is the fairest picture on our planet, the most enchanting to look upon, the most satisfying to the eye and the spirit. To see the sun sink down, drowned on his pink and purple and golden floods, and overwhelm Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the solid city to a city of dreams, is a sight to stir the coldest nature, and make a sympathetic one drunk with ecstasy.”

Mark Twain 1892 Mark Twain’s Autobiography

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