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Why Everyone Should Visit Florence At Least Once

by Abbi Clarke Traveler
Florence’s fascination with art, culture and social status could lure anyone- even the legendary Casanova himself!  The city has long been a place of interest in Italy and breathes art like no other place on the planet.The architecture has stood against all odds of time and urbanization and as you start unfolding what Florence holds, you can only dig deeper!

The capital of Tuscany, Florence is simply the essence of Italy and best honeymoon destination. If you travelling around the world, here’s why you should add the city to your next travel plan.

1. Most of it is Covered on Foot:
Unlike other cities in Italy, most of Florence can be covered on foot. The historic center of the city is like walking through Diagon alley minus the scary details and if you love walking, Florence has so much to offer than just the popular tourist attractions. For the budget traveler, this is the perfect city if you don’t want to shell out money on conveyance.

2. An art Hub:
Michelangelo’s ‘David, Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ and da Vinci’s ‘Annunciation’, all have their originals placed in Florence’s art galleries and museums. It doesn’t need a genius to see just how intrinsic art is to Florence. From famous works to the gorgeous architecture of the whole city, art-lovers love how freely art resonates in the city.

3. Architecture Capital and a History Hotspot:

Eventhough the whole city is an architectural marvel, the Palazzos are Florence’s grand, stately buildings which are simply a treat to look at. Take a walk in the beautiful historic building and see Pre-historic, Roman and Greek attractions dating back to 2ndCentury B.E or admire the Roman and Gothic architecture seen in its chapels, churches and cathedrals.

4. Museums with a Difference:

The museums in Florence are nothing less than a priceless treasure. The world renowned Uffizi Museum holds art works by Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Bronzini- to name a few. Other museums like Diocesan Museum, Alinari museum of Photography, Academia Gallery and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum are only the tip of the iceberg! With so many things to see in Florence, do take your time covering the masterpieces!

5. Food:

Florence serves gourmet Italian food but at the same time you will still find enough small food-hubs which serve juicy steaks, salt-free bread sandwiches and mouth-watering Gelato! Like the rest of the Tuscany, tasting wine here is more of an experience that just a casual drink.

6. Shopping:
Florence does have trinket shops placed all around the city but the Leather takes the crown! From boots to jackets to bags, the Leather goods in Florence arehigh quality for what you pay. Explore the Piazzas to shop for clothes, shoes, home decor and more. The Italian fashion scene shines its best in Florence and you will easily come across brand names like Cartier and Gucci to soothe your shopaholic urge!

7. Larger than Life Events and Festivals:

Grand Carnival which happens in February, the Florentine New Year parade, Scoppio Del Carro (explosion of cart) event and the May music festival, Florence has an exuberant list of festivals which attracts crowd across the borders. For what it is worth, the festivals are not just a small affair but in complete regalia- just the way we love it!

Florence is evolving- with tourism being at its all time prime and for travelers who visit the city, Florence is an Italian masterpiece in its own right.

About Abbi Clarke Advanced   Traveler

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Joined APSense since, July 13th, 2015, From Bangalore, India.

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