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Florence

Welcome to Florence

Florence, the spectacular capital of the region of Tuscany, is located on Italy's northwest coast. It is a stunning medieval city divided into two parts by the River Arno that flows from the Apennines through Florence and Pisa and on to the Ligurian Sea. Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its overflow of palaces, churches and museums filled with masterful paintings and sculptures. The city was found in 59.B.C by Julio Caesar's war veterans, who named it "Florentin", for its flourishing beauty. Florence experienced its time of greatness in the 14th century when the powerful family of the Medicis made its entry onto the world scene, eventually becoming bankers to the papacy. Cosimo Medici became the ruler of Florence and sponsored artist such as Donatello, Brunelleschi and Filippo Lippi. In 1469, the grandson of Cosimo, Lorenzo, took over power. He was responsible for the great development of art, music and poetry; and was a patron to philosophers and artist such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. From 1860 to 1875, Florence was the capital of Italy.

Top Tours & Activities in Florence

Florence In A Day With E-Bike & Typical Lunch

Venture off the tourist track in Florence on a full day electric bike tour to see where the Renaissance city's artists and scientists lived and worked. Enjoy an effortless ride through the streets of this popular city with an expert guide and have a typical lunch in one of the historical cafes.

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Learn How To Make Pizza And Gelato In The Best Cooking Class Tour In Florence

Learn how to make a traditional Italian pizza and typical gelato at a 3-hour cooking class in central Florence. Get tips on techniques from an expert chef. Then, tuck into your own creations at the end of the hands-on class, and savor the flavors of Italy.

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Walking Tour & Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour – Florence

Explore historic Florence with an expert guide, and marvel at its Renaissance monuments and landmarks. See major sights such as Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio. Visit the Uffizi Gallery to admire works by renowned artists.

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Secrets Of Florence – Discover The Hidden Secrets Of Florence In A Night Guided Tour

Know Florence by night and learn about the mysterious, secrets and legends that make Florence unique.

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Tuscan Meal Cooking Lesson In Florence For Small Groups

Learn to cook like an Italian at a 4-hour market to table cooking class, and enjoy a Tuscan meal in Florence. Visit the central food market with your chef, before learning tips and techniques to make a full Italian meal that you can recreate at home.

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The Best Of Cinque Terre & Portovenere With Typical Ligurian Lunch – From Florence

Explore the breathtaking Ligurian coast with our tour to Portovenere and Cinque Terre, a small corner of paradise subdivided into five villages suspended on steep cliffs overlooking the sea. Visit the National Park and its unique scenery and taste a typical lunch.

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Skip The Line: Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour In Florence

Discover some of the great masterpieces of Western art at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and skip the long lines to tour with an authorized guide. See paintings by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Da Vinci and more, all housed in a stunning Medici palace.

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Panoramic Fiat 500 Vintage Tour In Florence

Get behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat 500 and drive around Florence’s hills on a scenic 3-hour tour. Drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo and see the breathtaking view over the city. Keep heading out and visit the Fiesole, a location just above Florence with one of the city’s most incredible sightseeing spots.

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Good To Know

Language
Italian
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
UTC+01:00
Country Phone Code
+39
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