Florence Italy Tourist Information

This page provides a birds eye view of Florence Italy tourist information

Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also one the most desirable vacation destinations in the world. There are several reasons for this:

* Florence has a long and rich history.
* It was originally established by Julius Caesar in 59 BC.
* Florence was used as a settlement for veteran soldiers.
* It is currently the Italian region of Tuscany and the providence of Florence.

Florence Italy Skyline

Florence Italy Skyline

* Florence was critical in the middle ages and the Renaissance.

Note: The Renaissance is fascinating to many people because of its explosion in the growth of architecture, art, literature, philosophy, science, religion, education and fashion.

For example, Renaissance festivals in the United States are very popular and draw large crowds.

Florence was at the center of the quiet revolution. Consequently it was instrumental in the growth and prospering of Europe as a whole. This makes it especially attractive to visit since it embraces our roots in modern civilization.

Florence Italy Duome at Twilight

Florence Italy - Duome at Twilight

There are many parks, gardens, museums, art galleries, churches, monasteries, palaces and more to visit. For example, to see some of the major artworks you can go to the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi. Over 1.6 million tourists visit these two sites a year.

To add to the draw of Florence it is birthplace to many historical people. They include: Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Florence Nightingale, Dante, Filippo Brunelleschi and more.

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