About Florence in Italy
Located on the Arno River, at the foot of the Apennines, Florence is a beautiful Renaissance city in the heart of Tuscany in Italy. Florence is one of the world's great historic cities. It is a commercial and industrial cebter, as well as a rail junction. Florence is also a tourist destination renowned for its handicrafts. Florence has a warm temperate continental climate, with hot and dry in summer , and cool and wet in winter. It has a population of around 390,000 residents.
Florence houses many of Italy's historic sites, finest museums, beautiful cathedrals and churches, as well as Medici palaces and gardens. The Galleria degli Uffizi holds the most important collection of Renaissance art of the world. The Bargello is dedicated to sculpture, housing many priceless works of art created by such sculptors as Donatello, Giambologna, and Michelangelo. Known as "The Duomo", which is a architectural jewel of Florence, Santa Maria del Fiore is the domed cathedral of the city.
Brunelleschi's Dome is a good example of Gothic architecture. Nearby, it is the Campanile - Bell Tower, on top of which you will get a good view of the city. Built in the 11th century, the Baptistry of John the Baptist is one of Florence's oldest buildings. In the center of the city, Piazza della Signoria is Florence's most famous square and Bartolommeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune. The Ponte Vecchio was Florence's first bridge across the Arno River. Other attractions include Galleria dell' Academia, Santa Croce, Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace. Florence is also one of the finest shopping paradise in Europe.