A stunning medieval city divided into two parts by the River Arno, Florence (Firenze) is one of the most charming destinations in Tuscany. It is simply impossible not to be utterly seduced by its overwhelming beauty. From world-renowned landmarks in Centro Storico such as Michelangelo’s David and the red cathedral dome on Piazza del Duomo to picturesque botanical gardens on the other side of the River Arno, there is plenty to look forward to when visiting Florence.
Dubbed the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is home to two of the most famous picture galleries in the world: the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Expect to see pieces by artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Giotto.
In the summer, the historic center is full of tourists who are here for the museums, art galleries, and palaces. If you wish to escape the crowds, cross the postcard-perfect Ponte Vecchio and go fora stroll in the medieval back streets of the Oltrarno quarter.