Florence: The City Of Art, Food And Romance

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Florence is the capital of Italy's Tuscany region. And it is the birthplace of the Renassance. It is a city for art, food, and love. If you appreciate all three, then this is the destination for you. 

When planning your trip, carry out some advanced research and prepare. Include a range of activities, from sightseeing to walking and eating. Leave some free time to explore and while away the hours. 

Art

You can't visit Florence without experiencing the world-renowned art. One of the most notable galleries is the Uffizi. This houses Botticelli's Primavera, Birth of Venus and many other works of art. It also exhibits work by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. This is one of the most popular galleries in Italy and so expect queues. Weekends are particularly busy. It is advisable to buy your ticket ahead of time to skip the queues. You can then spend your time enjoying the treasures. 

The Cathedral is another must-see attraction. The Duomo is Florence's most iconic building. Work began on the cathedral in the 13th century by Arnolfo di Cambio. The dome was completed in the 15th century and was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. It was two centuries in the making.

Many of the cathedral's treasures have been removed and are now housed in the Grande Museo del Duomo. But there is still plenty to see, with its stunning frescoes, carvings, and architecture. 

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Food 

One of the best ways to explore the delicious food and wine is to book a Florence wine tour. Chianti is Florence's signature wine. A local guide will show you around the renowned wineries, where you will learn about how wine is made. You will also have the opportunity to sample some wines, which are accompanied by local gourmet food. 

Tuscan food is simple and relies heavily on local produce. Flavoursome cheeses and grilled meats feature widely. Beans are also a Tuscan staple. You can also expect beautiful floury bread, virgin olive oil, and steaks. 

Love

Florence is one of the most romantic cities in the world. If you're looking for a destination for a romantic getaway, you won't be disappointed. There are many walks to take around the city, where you can enjoy stunning views. Walk to the Piazza de Michelangelo. Walk up the steps and admire the views of the city. It is particularly beautiful in the evening. Combine with wine and dancing. 

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Another romantic walk is along the Arno River. This winds its way through the heart of Florence. Sit on one of the many bridges and watch the sun go down. Purchase a lock and key and then fasten your lock to the Ponte Vecchio. Then throw your key into the Arno River. Legend has it that couples who go through this ritual will be locked together forever. 

If you're in love and enjoy exceptional food and art, Florence is the city for you. Tread the narrow streets, walk along the river, and sample the internationally acclaimed food. This is a city you will return to year after year.