The Capital of the Region of Tuscany, Florence and its Treasures Await You.
The magnificent City of Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city spreads on the banks of the Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, virtually in the middle of the Italian peninsula. Florence is a city which bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. The city has a major impact in music, architecture, education, cuisine, fashion, philosophy, science and religion.
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 Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are actually art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the "newest" area of Florence, the Oltrarno. The vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace is also not to be missed.
In the surrounding areas of Florence, you can visit the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of the city. Also, the Chianti area, between Florence and Siena, is one of the most beautiful country sides in Italy and a famous wine production area.
Being on the main national railway lines, it is easily accessible from most important places both in Italy and abroad.
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