FLORENCE IN A NUTSHELL:

At the center, in a basin crossed by, it shines the magnificent city of FLORENCE,
one of the most beautiful in Europe, full of amazing views and artistic masterpieces by the greatest masters of Humanism and the Renaissance, people who have impressed their indelible mark in the field of architecture and art of all times: from Giotto to Brunelleschi, from Michelangelo to Vasari, from Michelozzo to Leon Battista Alberti, to name a few.

Visited every year by a multitude of tourists from around the world, FLORENCE is one of the cities most important and fascinating of Italy.

FLORENTIA: this is the name of the ancient FLORENCE, the city that has gone through and marked the history of our country and Europe and not coincidentally was the capital of Italy for a few years.

Cradle of culture and the Italian language, is considered the symbol of the Renaissance, as it has experienced its heyday in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was notable for its political power and the rich cultural and artistic flowering.
During the Medici dynasty and especially under the rule of Lorenzo the Magnificent and Cosimo I, the city was one of the most important cultural centers of Europe.

Recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, its old town collects monuments, religious buildings, architecture and gardens are unique in the world, designed by talented artists such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and others.

PIAZZA DEL DUOMO is the ideal starting point for visiting the cathedral, the magnificent bell tower of Giotto, the baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.
The route continues towards the historical Piazza della Signoria, dominated by Palazzo della Signoria or Palazzo Vecchio and then to the other masterpieces of the city:

The UFFIZI GALLERY, unique in the world for the art treasures which houses the church of Santa Croce adorned with frescoes by Giotto, Santa Maria Novella with its rich decorations and other monuments of great value.

 

FLORENCE also means a walk along the banks of the ARNO, the river that runs through it and a ride on the PONTE VECCHIO, the oldest bridge in the city, full of shops and historic workshops.
And then ... PALAZZO PITTI with the BOBOLI GARDENS and the CHURCH of SAN MINIATO AL MONTE are additional attractions not to be missed.

FLORENCE and small villages also offer the opportunity to enjoy shopping: from local crafts to those of the goldsmith, to high-fashion.

 

Added to this are the beautiful landscapes of the nearby hills, good food and fine wines, all the reasons that make it a must to stay in FLORENCE.

 

Across the country, and particularly in CHIANTI, endless wine tasting tours are also leading to the discovery of vineyards, wineries and farms where you can taste the specialties and local wines.