FLORENCE : The birthplace of the Renaissance.
As the heart of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence never fails to cast a mystifying spell over its visitors. Situated along the Arno River, the Florentine horizon of terracotta rooftops exudes overwhelming beauty. Narrow and winding cobblestone streets that have been traversed by Michelangelo, Machiavelli and the Medicis, unfold into large piazzas abundant with antique churches, artistic wonders, and intimate gems. Whether you are meandering around the cobblestone streets or enjoying cocktails at a rooftop lounge overlooking the Tuscan hills, Florence will captivate you instantly.
Brunelleschi’s Duomo, a masterpiece of architecture, engineering, and beauty, has become the symbol of Florence. Giotto’s bell tower has 414 steps which can be climbed for a sensational view of the city. A stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and most widely recognized bridge within the city walls, lands you near the peaceful oasis of Boboli Gardens. Outside, wine bars spill into Piazza Pitti where you may sip a rustic chianti, a robust Brunello or a crisp Vernaccia with the locals.
You will discover another perspective on this Renaissance city during a sunset cruise along the Arno River in a traditional boat or as you peer into the workshops of local artisans in the Oltrarno who continue the traditions of true craftsmanship.
Florence offers a unique sensory experience that will satiate your appetite for art, cater to your taste buds and indulge you in Italy’s finest fashion.