April 11, 2014

A travel in the heart of Italy's art: visit Florence

Florence, Italy
After Rome, the second gadders destination we are going to meet on our travel plan, could only be Florence, after all the second most known italian city in the world and the second most reach in art, culture and history of Italy… So full of things worth to mention that you can’t be satisfied with this post.

City of inestimable historical and cultural value, Florence is also one of the most distinctive and enjoyable places in Italy and has maintained the strong imprint of the small late-medieval center that contributed so much to the cultural and political development of Europe.

Unfortunately the city can be transformed easily into a tourist trap, as in high season come each day up to 2000 coachs load of visitors. While in Rome you will find yourself immersed in a big historical cauldron, in Florence it seems to take a step back to the time of the Renaissance.
This is the impression that you will have walking along the Ponte Vecchio, from which you can enjoy a unique view on Arno river and on the city center; looking at the Duomo, the symbol of the city, dominated by the great dome of Brunelleschi and flanked by Giotto’s Campanile and by the octagonal Baptistery; admiring the precious paintings by Giotto, Cimabue and Botticelli in the Uffizi Gallery; visiting the Medici Chapels and walking in the turreted Piazza della Signoria, symbol of Florentine power in medieval times overlooked by Palazzo Vecchio, the former residence of the Medici family, and the elegant Loggia dei Lanzi. Fortunately, all these places are located in the historic center, so it is possible to walk from one to another.
Florence, Italy
Not only artists and writers made of ​​Florence one of the most important centers for the development of Italian civilization, but also scientists, explorers and sports champions. Italian language derives from Florenntin dialect and Florence was, for a short time, also the capital of unified Italy.

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