TOP CATEGORIES IN FLORENCE
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Top Acitivities in Florence
Afternoon City Tour with Skip the Line Entrance to Uffizi
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Florence, located in the beautiful region of Tuscany, central Italy, is one of the most historic cities in Italy, worldwide acclaimed for its mix of History, Culture and Arts. Florence was a prominent city for trade and commerce during the middle-age and the renaissance and it is actually considered the birthplace of the Renaissance which gave her the nickname of “the Athens of the Middle Ages”. From the 14th to the 16 century, Florence was deemed to be one of the most important politically, economically, and culturally, cities in Europe (from the Encyclopædia Britannica). The historic center of Florence was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it’s visited by millions of visitors each year.
The city offers an incredible variety of museums and galleries where some of the greatest masterpieces of all time can be admired; worldwide acclaimed Museums include the famous Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti. Due to the incredibly rich architectural and artistic heritage, Florence was also declared by Forbes one of the most beautiful cities of the entire world.
Nowadays, Florence remains an important economic center in Italy, famous for the Fashion Industry, and an important Tourist and Industrial hub. Via de’ Tornabuoni is one of the main arteries for shopping, here you will find European Designer stores, boutiques and other high-fashion stores. Florence is a perfect city to be discovered “by foot”. The city center is limited to through-traffic which makes it an ideal city for Walking Tours. Florence is crossed by the Arno River that the famous Ponte Vecchio crosses.
Florence: Map, Quick Facts, And Weather
Weather in Florence is a mix of a humid subtropical and a Mediterranean climate; usually Summers are hot with moderate or light rainfall and Winters are cool and damp, snowfall is rare and there isn’t really much accumulation. Since Florence sits at the base of 6 hills, the city is not subjected to sea-breeze and other winds so during the summertime the temperatures can rise even 5 to 10 F higher than in other close-by regions.
Public transportation is comprised of a bus, tram, and light-rail network. Single ride Tickets and unlimited Passes are available to purchase at any local newsstands. The main Railway Station, is Santa Maria Novella which is served by local and regional trains, as well as national high-speed trains TAV (similar to US Amtrak Lines) which give direct and fast access to cities like Rome and Venice, as well as other local towns of Tuscany.