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FLORENCE - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

The proud and aristocratic Renaissance city built around hills and the river Arno is is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The city was home to the famous Medici family which come to Florence in the 12th century and the family was amassing a fortune with banking and became the rulers of Florence.

Florence is a historic city with a lot of cultural heritage. Must sees apart from the sixty-six museums(!) are THE CHRUCH OF SANTA CROCE with tombs of famous Florentines like Michelangelo, Rossini, Galileo and Michelangelo, CHURCH SANTA MARIA NOVELLA, IL DUOMO, PALAZZO PITTI, THE GALLERIA PALATINA, IL PONTE VECCHIO (the oldest and most famous bridge in Florence), BARGELLO MUSEUM, MEDICI CHAPEL, GALLERIA DELL “ ACCADEMIA and THE UFFIZI GALLERIES - regarded as one of the most important picture galley in the world. Collected by the Medicis themselves with its famous “Botticelli rooms” as well as Florence born Michelangelo only extant painting on canvas “Doni Tondo”.
And if you felt in love with Florence and want to get married in the Renaissance city head to a sunset marriage proposal at PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO with its postcard view.
During August and the summer weekends most of the locals are leaving the city for the seaside because it's just too hot in the city.

For a great culinary and romantic experience drive to the hills of Fiesole above Florence (only 5miles / 8km outside the city) to VILLA SAN MICHELE (closed during the winter months November – March) or for a great winetasting at LA LOCANDA DI PIETRACUPA in San Donato (about 22km outside the city).

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