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Travel to Florence, Italy

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Michelangelo, renaissance, art and architecture, clothing, leather, gold, wine, Chianti, all you will find in one place: Florence.

Florence (Italy)

Capital of the Kingdom of Italy between 1865-1870, Florence is the jewel of Tuscany and one of the most visited cities in the Apennine Peninsula. Million art lovers step into them every year and enjoy the history revealed in every street corner.

In Florence you can get cheaper by choosing a low cost flight to Pisa or Bologna (prices starting at 40 euro went – back) and on regional trains for 6 euros and time travel. A flight to Florence line starts at 200 euros.

Accommodation in Florence is quite expensive, a double room starting from 60 euros per night. Hostels are priced from 15 euros per night but none are downtown. If you want to relax more than just visit, you can choose to accommodate you in one of the many hostel located in the hills surrounding Florence, situated between the vineyards and groves with great views. Generally, these pensions are providing buses that connect customers with Florence.

The most important sights of Florence is located in the center, at short distances from each other. In fact, all the center of Florence was declared a historical monument and is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage.

Duomo in Florence is one of the “three great monuments” of Italy, with Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum in Rome. It was built almost 150 years and belongs to the neo-Gothic style. The interior is poor in drawing, painting being only the dome. If you are passionate about the 463 panoramas can climb stairs to the top of the cathedral to see the whole center of Florence.

Another architectural symbol of Florence is the Ponte Vecchio. Crossing the River Arno, the Palazzo Pitti Palazzo Ufizzi the Ponte Vecchio is famous for gold jewelry shops built on it. Initially they were butchers shops but in the 15th century Medici family has banned the sale of meat and so they have taken place goldsmiths. Most are family businesses handed down from generation to generation.

Although you will see many children on the streets of Florence’s famous statue “David” by Michelangelo, you should know that the original song is di Belle Arti Academy. Here you will find a small collection dedicated to Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures that contains some of the great artist.

Ufizzi Gallery is one of the oldest art museums in Europe and is in the Uffizi Palace. Here you will find lots of works of art belonging to Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto, Raphael and Caravaggio. It is recommended to come early in the morning if you want to visit the gallery during the summer because you can stand in line even five hours.

Pitti Palace, another architectural jewel of Florence, was the residence of the Medici family and now home to numerous museums and exhibitions, including: modern art gallery, royal suites, Silver Museum, Porcelain Museum and the Museum of note. Boboli Garden of the palace is named and contains a large collection of sculptures dating from 16 to 18.

If you are tired after you’ve walked a whole day in Florence you can buy ice cream from Vivoli Bar (near Santa Croce, famous for how good the ice cream here) and you can get in Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the sunset over the city.

And after sunset Florence is a bustling city with many clubs with live music where you can party until late at night.

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