Frequently topping the charts as traveler’s most favorite destination, Florence – the capital of Tuscany, Italy tells a fascinating tale of class, elegance, art, and heritage.
Amidst the rolling hills lies a delightful city bearing the lifestyle of a bygone age. The city is called Florence, the great Tuscany capital regarded as one of the most influential cities in the history of European civilization.
Lovingly called the cradle of the Renaissance, it is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance that shaped the history of art and culture. Whereas, it got the perfect setting from its mind-boggling architecture dating back to middle age.
The city is not just a city with a vibrant, hustling crowd but also feels like a museum. Its streets and alleys are lined with historical buildings, while its squares are an exhibition of the works of many of her greatest sons. So, it’s no surprise that the entire city center of Florence has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
In the Cradle of the Renaissance
Florence is the birthplace of the greatest Renaissance polymath Leonardo Da Vinci. It’s also home to Michelangelo. Hence, there is no alternative to Florence for an art enthusiast. Its museums are inevitably filled with many classics, with plenty of other prestigious collections on display too. The Uffizi Gallery, the Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo, the Bargello National Museum, and of course, the Galleria dell’ Accademia di Firenze are some of the museums that one must visit while in Florence.
When it comes to architecture, the pearl of Florence is its sky-engulfing Duomo – the biggest of its kind. Beside it stands the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore with its incredible detailing, intricate tilework and fresco paintings. Crowded with middle-aged buildings, every corner you look makes up for a photographic frame, and her structures like the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and the Basilica of Santa Croce doesn’t disappoint either.
Florence is filled with many great shopping destinations too. A walk over the Ponte Vecchio would not only charm you with its longevity but also with handcrafted jewelry on display in its shops. A walk on Via Roma and Via Dei Calzaiuoli, on other hand, gives travellers the chance to get their hands on some of Florence’s greatest fashion designer’s clothing ranges. For a taste of the local delicacy and traveller souvenir, the best place to visit is the San Lorenzo Market.
Finding a Safe Abode in Florence
A safe base is a platform on which a great travel experience is rooted in. It also applies to the great city of Florence. There are many hotels and resorts, both inside and outside the city. For a Florence hotel near Duomo, Hotel Brunelleschi makes up for a great option with its great view and elaborate anti-Covid measures.
For a nest by the river, travelers also love Villa La Massa located just 15 minutes away from the city area and overlooking the Arno river.