Tuscany is a wonderful region with breathtaking landscapes, extraordinary cities of art, pretty hilltop villages, castles, abbeys, mountains, seas, great wines and fantastic food that could not have had a better capital than Florence. Obligatory stop on any trip to Italy and Tuscany, Florence, with its unique artistic and architectural heritage in the world, is a real treasure trove, an open-air museum.
The city already existed during antiquity, but it is with the Middle Ages and the Renaissance that it became the jewel that we can still admire today and that since 1982 has been a World Heritage Site. During the Middle Ages, Florence became a rich and powerful city that managed to expand and conquer territories until it brought together the whole region in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, which for 3 centuries was one of the richest and most modern states in the world.
Here the Italian language was born, here the arts and sciences flourished. This was the stage for the greatest artists of every era: Cimabue, Giotto, Arnolfo, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, Ghiberti, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and many other world-renowned painters, sculptors and architects who helped create a unique, magical and wonderful city.
The result of the work of so many artistic geniuses is a unique show made of iconic monuments such as the Ponte Vecchio, wonderful churches such as the Duomo, Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella, extraordinary palaces such as Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Strozzi, wonderful gardens such as the Boboli Gardens and the Bardini Gardens and an unknown number of works of art kept in some of the most important museums in the world such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Palatine Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, where you can admire Michelangelo’s famous David.