"Florence: Birthplace of the Rennaisance" Florence by roamer61

Florence Travel Guide: 5,247 reviews and 11,821 photos

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and one of the most visited cities in Italy.
Its importance gradually grew during the Middle Ages. But it wasn't until the latter part of the 15th Century that it emerged as the leader in the period of renewal and rebirth we call the Rennaisance. It became a great city of the Arts and Sciences under the Medici. And many famous names have left their mark, above all, Michelangelo Buonarrati. His work can be seen throughout the city.

All of Florence is one great museum, for art is everywhere. From the great Palaces of the Medici and their peers, to great artistic institutions like the Uffizzi. A visit here is an integral part of a visit to Italia.

It is also where onc can sample of the very best of Italian Cuisine and other foods such as Gelato.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A Must for every Art and History Enthusiast
  • Cons:Can be crowded
  • In a nutshell:Undeniably, one of the top cities in Europe
  • Intro Updated Sep 29, 2009
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Beautiful town; isnt it?


  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Stephen, another of my favorite Italian cities. You've done a marvelous job. The photographs are terrific.

  • ForestqueenNYC's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    Stephen, Reading your Florence tips makes me want to go back there. My last trip was in 2006 when my son got married in Palazzo Vecchio.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2009 at 6:04 AM

    Stephen, fabulous start here about this gorgeous Italian city. Keep up the good work.

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