Florence Tour Guide

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Florence

Known to some as “La Citta Viola”, or in English “The Purple City”, Florence is a city in Italy.  It is known, among other things, for the purple lilies that grow there. Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region of the country.

In the 14th thru 16th centuries, the city was way ahead of its time, earning it quite a reputation for commerce trade.

It is said that one-third of the world’s treasures lay in Florence. There are many masterpieces of art, amazing architecture, and historical places to visit there. For that reason, people come from all parts of the world to soak in the beauty and to revisit the past.

One of the most spectacular sights is a cathedral that was built in Gothic times, in 1334. It has a terracotta-tiled dome which was designed by a famous engineer named Brunelleschi. There is a bell tower on the cathedral by the notorious painter, Giotto.

The Galleria dell’Accademia is also in Florence. That is where you’ll find Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annuciation” are on display at the Uffizi Gallery.

Florence is known for being romantic too. From the quaint cobble streets to the delicious gourmet Tuscan cuisine, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with the city.