Italy

Florence

The Falling Tower

City of Art.
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. In Florence, beauty can sneak up on a traveller unexpectedly. You might choose to enter into a random church to escape the heat only to spend two hours staring at an impossibly pure blue in a fresco, or you might consider writing a sonnet about pear gelato. It’s just that kind of place. Be sure not to miss the sunset over the Arno and the famous wines of the Chianti region just south of town.

Get your cameras ready

Art is Everywhere
even in the Air

Florence is an important city in Italian fashion, being ranked in the top 51 fashion capitals of the world. Furthermore, it is a major national economic centre, as a tourist and industrial hub. Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia.

A Day in the Life of Art

Florence! Florence! Florence!
Most of the major tourist sights in Florence are within easy walking distance of each other. It is possible to walk from one end of the historic center of Florence to the other – North-South or East-West in a half hour. Walking is not only an easy way to get around, it also offers the chance to ‘take in’ much more of the city life.

This and much more awaits you in the Florence leg of our European tours

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