Florence’s Extraordinary Timeless Beauty
Situated at the heart of Italy’s Tuscany Region, in western Italy, along the Arno River, Florence is filled with historical relics and artistic masterpieces by some of the greatest men of the Renaissance. It is one of the most beautiful and timeless cities in Italy and the world. The cultural and historical impact of this city is just irresistible and this is what makes it an open-air museum, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world every year.
Considered as the actual birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence was cradle to many of the men who have most profoundly influenced the course of human history in every field of knowledge, in art, literature and philosophy. These people made an indelible mark on the world’s architecture and art: from Giotto to Brunelleschi, from Michelangelo to Vasari, from Michelozzo to Leon Battista Alberti, just to mention a few. Its unique architecture with the impressively striking buildings, the russet rooftops and the lofty domes, render this city as picturesque and singular as they make it attractive in ways that will make you admire its marvelous churches, sumptuous buildings, and museums which contribute to its uniqueness.
With a Florence tour you would easily appreciate that the city’s charm also extends to its territories; beginning with the natural amphitheatre created by the hills surrounding Florence, where unique places such as the small towns of Fiesole and Certosa del Galluzzo stand. The whole region is made up of stunning landscapes, such as the Chianti area, where you can follow numerous art, or wine and food itineraries; additionally, other areas, from Mugello to Valdarno, which hold a wide variety of surprises, like ancient castles, medieval rural churches, and villas. Wherever you turn, historical towns and art treasures make this province unique, a perfect union between nature and culture. A world of extraordinary timeless beauty that it is impossible to ignore while you travel in Italy, Florence is definitely a must destination for an Italy vacation.