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[Europe Travel] Italy: Florence

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Florence is a city located in central Italy. Florence is popular as the most beautiful city and is a very popular tourist destination due to its many tourist attractions such as historic buildings and museums. Florence is a very well-known city because its city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was selected as the cultural capital of Europe in 1986. The Middle Ages prospered as the center of Renaissance culture.

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Location

Florence is a city located in central Italy.

History

Florence is a town built by the Etruscans in ancient times. In the Middle Ages, it became an autonomous city and the Republic of Florence prospered. Furthermore, in Florence, it became the center of the Renaissance and reached the golden age. In modern times, the unification movement took place in Italy, and Florence was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy. It became the capital of Italy in 1865, after which it was moved to Rome.

Climate

Florence is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Temperatures range from 2 ° C to 32 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Italian is used in Italy.

Security

Florence is a relatively safe city. However, it is necessary to be careful because there are so many scratches and deductions aimed at tourists. Please be careful in areas with many people such as around stations and downtown areas.

Race

Most of Italy is made up of Italians. Others are Celtic, French, and Germanic, who have lived since ancient times.

industry

Various industries are developing in Florence, and the textile industry, pharmaceuticals, jewelry, embroidery, etc. are very active, with the tourism industry at the top. The retail business of perfumes and cosmetics is also very well developed.

religion

Most people in Italy are Christians. The rest are mostly non-religious.

currency

Euro is used in Italy.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

A cathedral that has become a landmark of Florence. This cathedral has one of the largest stone domes in the world and was designed by the Florentine genius architect Filippo Brunelleschi.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Uffizi Gallery

It is the largest museum in Italy. Since many people from all over the world gather, there are many lines in the museum, which is very popular.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Santa Maria Novella

The Domenico religious church completed in the middle of the 14th century. There are frescoes such as Masaccio’s “Trinity”, Ghirlandaio’s “John the Baptist’s Life”, and Brunelleschi’s “Crucifix”.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Palazzo Vecchio

The place where the central government office of the Republic of Florence was located from the 14th to 16th centuries. It is currently used as the city hall of Florence.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Piazza della Signoria

This square was used as a center of politics and religion during the Roman period. Florence’s most iconic attractions include the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and the Neptune Fountain.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Galleria Dell’ Accademia

A museum attached to the Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Michelangelo’s “David statue”, one of the most famous sculptures in the world, is on display.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Campanile Di Giotto

It is a Gothic tower with a height of 84m and is said to be one of the most beautiful bell towers in Italy. You can go up the stairs to the top.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Fontana del Porcellino

Nicknamed the Boar Fountain, this statue is on the south side of Mercato Nuovo. Legend has it that stroking the tip of the boar’s nose will make you lucky.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Museo di San Marco

Originally built in the 12th century, the monastery is now a museum. There are Angelico’s “Crucifixion and Death” and Ghirlandaio’s “The Last Supper”.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

The head office of the luxury brand “Salvatore Ferragamo” is located in Florence. The life of the founder Salvatore Ferragamo, his works, and the works of Ferragamo from generation to generation, centering on shoes, are exhibited.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Built in the 13th and 14th centuries, it was used as a police station in the 16th century. It houses sculptures from the Renaissance period, including Michelangelo’s “Bacchus” and “David of Michelangelo”.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Ponte Vecchio

It is the oldest bridge in Florence and is a symbol of Florence. It has been the setting for many works and has also appeared in the opera of the Italian musician Giacomo Puccini.

Hotel

Florence has plenty of accommodation. Florence-Peretola Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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