It has no equals. Florence is a city of a thousand wonders. Finding yourself in its streets means being immersed in a world of unparalleled beauty: a tour of Florence will leave anyone breathless, with its statues and monuments, cathedrals and palaces.
Defined as the cradle of the Renaissance for being the symbolic city of this historical period, Florence is a must-see for art lovers. The “David” by Michelangelo, “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli, the “Annunciation” by Leonardo da Vinci at the Uffizi Museum, the “Madonna of del Granduca” by Raffaello Sanzio at Palazzo Pitti, the Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) in Palazzo Vecchio, and Benvenuto Cellini’s “Perseus” under the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria, are just some of the surprising works spread around the city.
Florence has a wide range of restaurants where you may sample traditional Tuscan delicacies and discover new flavors thanks to the chefs’ creativity, who are constantly looking for a way to combine tradition with innovation.
There are many trendy bars where you can sip international cocktails such as the “Negroni”, created in Florence in the 1920s by Count Camillo Negroni, or in the typical local cafés where it is a real pleasure to be able to choose a glass of Chianti from the various labels proposed.
For shopping lovers, via de’ Tornabuoni has all of the latest brands, as well as traditional markets in the squares and craft shops spread throughout the city’s alleyways.
After sunset, Florence changes its look. The Moon makes its entrance, the street lamps of the river bank light up, the noble palaces and the Ponte Vecchio are reflected in the Arno and the terraces of bars and restaurants come alive for an evening of fun and romance.