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Art, history, culture and a medieval old town - all this awaits you in Florence! Stroll through the alleys and let yourself be fascinated by the unique architecture of some of the buildings. Florence is also an ideal starting point for trips inland or to the sea. Find your ideal vacation rental in Florence today with Holidu!
Facts about Florence
Discover the Tuscan metropolis Florence
Florence is the capital of Tuscany, in Central Italy. The capital lies directly on the banks of the river Arno, which meanders through the beautiful old town and is very much influenced by art, culture, trade and crafts. Further tributaries of the Arno are the Mugnone, the Ema and the Greve, which also meet in the urban area. To the north of Florence lies the Tuscan-Emilian Appenine and to the south the hills of Chianti. Between Florence and Siena there is also the Chianti area, considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy. By the way, it is also known for its wines. You can easily reach Florence by car, as the city is easily accessible via the motorway.
From Florence you can also reach the thyrenic sea via the motorway, which is about 100 kilometres away. Also the train connection to Florence is ideal to consider it as a means of arrival. About five kilometres outside the city centre there is the Florentine airport, so you can also choose the plane as an alternative. Also places of interest and excursion destinations are usually never more than 1.5 hours away by public transport. A vacation rental in Florence is therefore the ideal starting point. Take the opportunity and book your holiday to Florence today. Apartments and vacation rentals are best found with Holidu.
Holidays in Florence - enjoy medieval flair
In the medieval capital of Tuscany there is pure culture! During the Renaissance Florence created many new buildings and squares, which give the present city its indescribably beautiful character. Statues, fountains and richly decorated buildings form the cityscape. The probably most famous statue is the marble sculpture David by Michelangelo, which stands in front of the most famous art museum of the world, the Galleria degli Uffizi. This art collection contains works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, among others. The cathedral of Florence is also highly visible with its massive dome and absolutely worth seeing:
When entering the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, the first impression one gets of the fourth largest cathedral in Europe from the outside is even stronger. The incomparable architecture and important works of art inside make the cathedral the main attraction in Florence. The city's event highlights include the International Handicrafts Fair - Art in Spring, where you can admire a host of handcrafted products. Every two years in December the Florence Biennale takes place, an international art biennale for young, talented artists, with unique works.
Did you know that the Italian language - as it is spoken today - allegedly originated in Florence? The pronunciation is to go back to the Florentine-born Dante Aligheri.
5 travel tips for Florence - Places of interest and activities not to be missed
1. Take a trip to Pisa! Here you can visit the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The city also has many other unique monuments and buildings. These make Pisa an important city of art in Tuscany.
2nd Very worth seeing in Florence itself is also the Palazzo Vecchio, in English: old palace. It is the most important bourgeois building in Florence and impresses with its imposing architecture. The inner courtyard with its portico and unique frescoes is also particularly worth seeing.
Another architectural highlight in Florence is the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Inside the original church you can admire works by Rosso Riorentiono, Donatello and other personalities. Adjacent to the church is the old sacristy of Brunelleschi and the new sacristy of Michelangelo, as well as the burial chapel of the Medici family. A true journey into the past.
4. Also take a trip to the city of the hundred churches - Lucca. The charming old town enchants with its unique architecture. A landmark of the city is the fortress belt with its wide avenue of trees, which is completely preserved. You can expect more sights inside the city, a trip is definitely worth it!
5. Take a trip to Siena. While Florence is the city of the Renaissance, Siena is known above all as a Gothic city and was once the biggest rival of Florence. Stroll through the old town and follow the traces into the past. Especially impressive is the Piazza del Campo, the most famous square in Tuscany and probably one of the most beautiful in Italy. It is shell-shaped and is formed in a natural depression.
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