FLORENCE - GENERAL INFORMATION
Since the early nineteenth century, Florence has been celebrated as the epitome of everything that is beautiful in Italy. For most visitors, first impression tend to confirm the myth. Nowadays, Florence is without doubt one of the finest open-air museums in the world.
Such is the wealth of monuments and artistic treasurers here, it is impossible not to find the experience an enriching one. Tuscany was the powerhouse of what has come to be as the Renaissance, and Florence is the supreme monument to European civilization’s major evolutionary shift into modernity.
Beyond the lures of culture and art, however, lie more subtle charms: the simple pleasures of a pink sunset enjoyed from an old bridge, for example; or the best ice creams and tastiest cappuccinos in Europe; bustling bars and open-air cafés; fine dining under the stars; or a stroll around geranium-hung streets on a summer evening.
And not so far from Florence, lie beautiful towns such as Siena, Pisa and Arezzo, each a perfect combination of the culture, charm and beauty which makes this unusually blessed region of Italy so irresistible.