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If Rome is a historian’s dream come true and Tuscany is a food lover’s paradise then Florence is every artist’s and art historian’s heaven. This city houses the best works of all the renaissance painters such as Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Botticelli and Michelangelo etc. Florence needs no introduction in its artistic and cultural heritage. The city prides itself with its treasure trove artistic work echoing in the form for sculptures, buildings, cathedrals and of course paintings.
Many people come to Florence to see these hidden gems which the majority of tourists ignore but only a true art, culture and history aficionado will go to Florence. If you are thinking about going to Italy then at the very least a short stay in Florence is a must.
But artwork is not the only thing Florence is about, it also boasts a great nightlife, it’s a place for food lovers to enjoy the most scrumptious of Italian entrees, gelatos and cheeses. Florence has opera houses, cafes and a brilliant night life as you walk through the streets to the palazzos. There are many good apartments in Florence that you can stay at and even avail some last minute offers.
This is the most central part of the city and is known for its huge and majestic cathedral. It is the area where both tourists and locals flock to because of its rich grandeur. It has the famous statue of David sculpted, housed in the Accedemia Art Gallery to the North of the Town. It has other art galleries such as the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio nearby as well. This area has many hotels and you can find vacation rentals in Florence in this part of town as well.
Piazza della Signoria
This neighborhood is embedded with museums and galleries for you to marvel at. It also has many restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops as well. For shopaholics, there are some boutique shops as well. The streets are narrow but good enough for you to take a stroll into as you enjoy the medieval and artistic designs of the buildings and sculptures. You can find a lot of apartments in Florence in this area if you are planning to visit.
San Lorenzo & the Mercato Centrale
This neighbourhood is quite colourful with residences and hotels painted in bright colours; it has tombs designed by Michelangelo. The hotels are budget friendly and there are many vacation rentals in Florence that you can stay in Florence. Mercato Centrale translates as central market and is a bustling place for people to find a wide array of things to buy.
Basilica di San Lorenzo
Piazza della Signoria
Florence has a subtropical weather and it tends to get quite hot during the summers. It has mild to cold winters. The hottest time is during May-August and cooler time is November to February.
So if you are an art and history buff or just simply someone who enjoys seeing the rich cultural heritage of a city then Florence will surely surprise you with what you are missing right now. You need to at least have a short stay in Florence and even if you miss the best deals, don’t worry as there are some great last minute offers available as well.