Welcome to Florence

 

So you have decided to propose to her? You know the moment should be special, but you don’t have any clue about how to organize the event and what the next steps will be. There is nothing simpler: just book some tickets to Florence. The success is guaranteed. The romantic atmosphere is assured by the city, the wonderful cuisine by the locals, the breathtaking landscape by God…what else? Oh yes, don’t you dare forget about the ring!

Therefore welcome to Florence.

Overview

Florence, that the Italians call Firenze, is the capital of the region of Tuscany, lying on the River Arno and being one of the most populous cities in the area.  It is located in centre Italy, right at the foot of the Apennines. The city will strike you with its natural beauty and amazing landscapes. The region is also popular for the fertility of its soil, which is why you will hear many Italians talking about the exquisite Tuscany wines.

Florence does not have much industry; it mainly relies on tourism and agriculture. Products specific to this area are glass, pottery, machinery, textile and clothing.

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Florence is considered the “cradle of Renaissance”, that is why its every corner is filled with culture and history.  There are so many churches, museums, sights and buildings to be seen that you might not even know where to start from. The city has also been called the “Athens of the Middle Ages” or the “jewel of the Renaissance”, because of the high number of intellectual and cultural leaders it produced. There are several impressive squares and piazzas, adorned with statues and fountains that will not only take your breath away but will also enrich your general culture. You can trust me when I say that a visit to Florence is more helpful than 100 books you might read about the Renaissance period.

To name just a few of the places that should not be missed: Piazza del Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Santa Croce, Uffizi Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Palazzo Vecchio etc.

You might think…ok, but where is the romantic part in all of that? Well, that will be felt and not seen my dears. You will discover it in every corner, in every story each place or statue tells, in the fertile hills that surround the city, in every poem a Renaissance poet wrote, in the music played by the locals on Ponte Vecchio, in the river Arno… Therefore welcome to Florence.

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