Florence, the art capital of Italy, is ranked as one of the most populous cities of the Tuscan region. Acknowledged as the \\ Jewel of the Renaissance\\ , Florence is rich in art and architecture. Due to its Renaissance richness, the city has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With its fusion of architecture, cuisine, science and fashion, Florence is a major attraction for touri
Florence, the art capital of Italy, is ranked as one of the most populous cities of the Tuscan region. Acknowledged as the 'Jewel of the Renaissance', Florence is rich in art and architecture. Due to its Renaissance richness, the city has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With its fusion of architecture, cuisine, science and fashion, Florence is a major attraction for tourists.
Travellers can stay in eminent hotels like Grand Hotel Adriatico and Grand Hotel Cavour by making pre-bookings. Guest Houses such as Santambrogio and Soggiorno Gloria can also be an accommodation option. Luxury accommodations like Villa Antea, The Westin Excelsior, Villa Olmi Resort and Grand Hotel Villa Medici is ideal for corporate travellers.
Florence has varied sightseeing locations that are a living proof of its Renaissance heritage. Palaces such as Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti) and Medici-Riccardi can be explored to view the great architectural works, exhibitions & events. Santa Croce Museum (Museo dell' Opera di Santa Croce), Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery and Science Museum contain a store of rare masterpieces of artists like Michelangelo & scientists like Galileo.
One can book the City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and can explore 15 sightseeing locations within 24 hours. As per the budget, one can go for the Florence Walking Tour. A private guide accompanies tourists and provides extensive information about the art capital.
Apart from tours and excursions, the city has myriad of activities for visitors. One can go for shopping, explore the nightlife and choose any ground or watersports activity. Tourists can select from Swimming, Tennis, Scuba Diving and Skim Boarding. To experience the nightlife of Florence, one can visit places like La Dolce Vita, Harry's Bar, Meccano, Tenax and Tiratoio. Most of the bars offer a wide variety of Tuscan food wines, and Jazz music.
For shopalcoholics, San Lorenzo/Cappelle Medicee, Ponte Vecchio and Mercato Centrale offer exhaustive options in traditional jewellery, art pieces, food items, apparels & leather products. For savouring the Tuscan and Chianti wines, one can visit pubs like Enoteca Pinchiorri, The Il Gelato Vivoli Parlor, Ristorante La Giosta and Alle Murate.
Tourists, who prefer winters, can plan their holidays during the months of November and December. May is the ideal time to visit Florence, as temperatures remain stable at around 17º Celsius. To travel within the city of Florence, buses, taxis, rented bicycles and cars are available for tourists.
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