Florence, Italy

A panoramic view above the Arno river, Florence, Tuscany, Italy including the Ponte Vecchio. http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/florence-italy.htmlFlorence, Italy (Firenze) is the regional capital of Tuscany, in the center of Italy. It is a town with a turbulent and action-packed history. The town is situated on the river Arno, which is spanned by the famous Ponte Vecchio, the only of Florence’s bridges not to be blown up in the Second World War. Florence’s most striking landmark is Brunelleschi’s dome on the Duomo, and its most reproduced sight is Michelangelo’s statue of David. There is fantastic architecture all throughout the city, magnificent art galleries, and the food is utterly amazing.

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Florence has long been perceived as one of Italy’s most enchanting cities. No question — Forence is indeed one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And it’s easy to see why, with some of the most famous art in the world (by Michelangelo, Botticelli, et al) on display, a beautifully romantic setting, shopping aplenty and superb Tuscan food. What’s more, if you feel like exploring further, you can be deep in lovely Chianti countryside in less than half an hour. The countryside is dotted with perfectly preserved hilltowns, wineries and excellent restaurants.

In Florence there are plenty of hotels to stay in for different budgets. If you don’t have a lot of cash, there are still some amazing florence hotels that are available for a great price. And if you’re looking for an elegant place to stay, there are plenty of apartments and villas for your florence vacation. There are definitely a lot of options for you. Whether you’re a history buff, art lover, or just passing through, there’s something for everyone in Florence.