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Florence

Things to know about Florence

Being one of the art and cultural centers of the world, Florence has always been an extremely popular travel city. There is no such place where you can literally travel back in time, as you experience the splendor of Renaissance and you admire some of the most beautiful monuments in all of Italy.
Located in central Italy and capital of the enchanting region of Tuscany, Florence lies on the Arno River, surrounded by green rolling hills that createa unique landscape. The cityis mostly famous for its compact historic centre, where lie most of the splendid attractions that tourists visiting Italy cannot miss: imposing cathedrals and basilicas, picturesque squares, narrow alleys filled with handicraft shops, and hundreds of beautifully preserved monuments and palaces.
Furthermore, in Florence there are somemuseums among the most important in the world, such as the universally-famous Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery that host collections of outstanding works of art, such as the David by Michelangelo, an absolute masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. 
But apart for its exceptional artistic patrimony, Florence is also renowned for its award winning wines and mouth-watering cuisine: wandering around the streets and alleys of the historic centre, you will be teased by the smell spreading from the pizzeria, cafes and traditional osterias that serve local wine and Florentine specialties, characterized by their simplicity and freshness. 
Although its dimensions are actually quite small, Florence offers so many experiences and places of interestthat you might need a couple of days to explore it: its atmosphere that will make you never want to leave.