Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The capital of Tuscany was the birthplace of the Renaissance and to this day is a centerpiece of culture, art, and history. It is a city not to be missed during a visit to Italy. I found the city to be much more charming and quaint compared to it’s southern sister Rome. The surrounding Tuscan hills, vineyards, and old villages make Florence a central hub to a perfect week or more in Italy. Here are 20 pictures to inspire you to visit Florence!
The most recognizable building in Florence, the Duomo, awes everyone who sees it. The architecture of the city will have you feeling like you are a medieval merchant as you walk through the streets.
The food of Tuscany is renowned worldwide. Tuscans place great value on fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Be prepared to gain a few pounds! And the wine – oh my, the wine! It doesn’t get better than wine from the vineyards of Tuscany. And you must eat at least one gelato per day; more is preferred.
Florence’s statue game is strong, my friend. Who can beat the infamous artist Michelangelo? Say hello to David while you’re in town. The Uffizi Gallery is also a must-see for art lovers.
It’s easy to rent a car in the city and spend a few days driving around Tuscany. Towns like San Gimignano, Pisa, and the Chianti valley make perfect day trips from Florence.
Whether it’s the Pont Vecchio overlooking the Arno River or sweeping city views at Piazzale Michelangelo, the colorful façade of Florence is like no other!