Florence: jewel of Central Italy
Famous throughout the world, heart of the Renaissance, home to fine art and literature, the corners of Florence preserve some of the most beautiful examples of Italian and Western culture such as Michelangelo's David, Brunelleschi's spectacular dome and the ancient Ponte Vecchio.
Florence and surroundings
Florence's surroundings are a great way to discover history, relax, have fun and try some of the many specialties offered by Tuscan cuisine. We'd like to suggest three itineraries, three ways to come into contact with the heart of Florence and its surroundings.
Best things to see in Florence
Visiting Florence means being engrossed by the rooms at the Pitti Palace and Uffizi Gallery on an extraordinary journey through the works of Raffaello, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and many others. Florence is also the birthplace of Dante Alighieri and the canvas where peerless artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci expressed their genius.
Florence: a journey through tastes
The region that houses the city of Florence boasts one of the most renowned culinary traditions in Italy. Florentine cooking is linked to a tradition of simple dishes prepared with genuine, tasty but plain ingredients, which has recently been reconsidered by the world of more sophisticated cuisine. Cereals, bread, vegetable and oil (which must be extra-virgin) are the basis of many recipes that just have to be tried in one of the many restaurants in Florence.