Florence is the capital of the famous Tuscany region in Italy
, located in central-western region of the Italian territory, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, bordering Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Marche, Umbria and Lazio.
The city of Florence is located in the north-eastern part of the region, has approximately 370,000 inhabitants. However, if one takes into account the entire province, located between the provinces of Sienna
, Pistoia, Prato, Arezzo and Pisa
, that number is just over one million.
The city of Florence is one of the most interesting of Italian cities to visit for lovers of the arts and cultural tourism, it is presumed to be the birth place of the Renaissance, of which many are the testimonies.
The city center is represented by Piazza della Signoria
, where you can find the Palazzo Vecchio, a symbol of civil authority of the city and home to one of its Museums. Around the square there is the Loggia dei Lanzi
, famous for its masterpieces of sculpture, which stands next to the Uffizi Gallery
, one of the most famous art museums in the world. In the Piazza della Signoria is a copy of Michelangelo's David
, one of the most famous artists of all time. In 1873 it was replaced by the original, now on display in the Accademia Gallery, in order to protect it from the elements that could damage it.
Not far from Piazza della Signoria you can admire the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
, covered by a dome designed by architect Filippo Brunelleschi, and flanked by Giotto's Campanile
and Baptistery of San Giovanni
Besides the places already mentioned, thanks to hotel special offers
available on HotelsClick, Florence is home to over 70 museums, including Palazzo Pitti
, once the palace of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and the Palatine Gallery which is located in one of its halls.
Definitely worth a visit is the Old Bridge
(Ponte Vecchio), one of the Florentine bridges crossing the Arno River, famous for the characteristic jewelers hosted here.
The center of Florence is also dotted with numerous elegant boutiques, cafes by historians, with nightclubs and bars, testimony to the vitality of Florentine life.