With this Travel Guide to Florence we are lunching series of lite travel guides introducing some of the most beautiful cities on our planet. Our main goal is to provide enough basic information to get you interested, intrigued and hopefully inspired to take the final step and visit at least one of these mesmerizing man-made wonders. Enjoy!
This city is like no other, magnetic, romantic and busy in the same time. No matter how many times you return to Florence you still can`t see it all. Standing on one spot offers thousands of different views. There is one main reason that keeps attracting flocks of visitors to the capital of Tuscany and that’s over one million works of finest Renaissance art, including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Michelangelo`s David.
One of the best things about Florence (Firenze) is its timeless appearance. The city hasn’t changed its urban fabric since the Renaissance, and its narrow cobalt streets still whisper a thousand tales. Stepping outside the busy city streets means wandering off in Tuscany`s rolling green hills, into some of the finest vineyards in the world.
The Tuscan countryside is the canvas on which wine production is transformed into an art form and the name “Florentina” into an international label of quality.
Since 1950s, Florence has became a hub for Italian fashion, celebrating the birth of global fashion brands like Roberto Cavalli, Pucci, Gucci and maybe the most influential fashion clan of them all, the Ferragamo. They have managed to breathe a new life into the city, replacing the former traditional scene.
With man-made marbles like the tradition workshop of Oltrarno, Brunelleschi’s masterpiece dome and many other towering cathedrals (all filled with masterpieces from Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticell and many more), its not so hard to imagine why Firenze is more popular and attractive than many other cities in Europe five times its size.