Florence Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Florence, Italy, is a bustling Mediterranean city laden with delicious Italian food and thousands of years of recorded history.

Florence began the year 59 a. When the former soldiers of Julius Caesar settled along the Arno River. The city, initially called Florentia, grew up around these settlements. Nowadays, the old Roman parts of the city have disappeared long ago, but the Piazza della Repubblica has an imposing monument – the Column of Abundance – where the ancient Roman main streets met.

Explore an additional story at Centro Storico, the historic center of the city. This area has a number of medieval buildings, such as the impressive Florence Cathedral. Centro Storico is also where you can find Il Porcellino, a bronze boar statue that is something of a pet for Florence. Putting a coin in your mouth for good luck, you can not hurt, right?

Continue your tour of Florence by taking some of the most impressive religious art in the world, many of them created under the Medici family in the 15th and 16th centuries. You'll find statues in parks and fountains, as well as in outdoor and indoor buildings. Pass through the Uffizi Gallery, which runs through a block of the city, and see the paintings of great artists such as Sandro Botticelli. You will also want to visit the Academy Gallery to see some seminal works by Michelangelo.

On the south side of the river Arno is the Palazzo Pitti, one of the Medici family residences during the Renaissance. It is now a large set of galleries, where you can see some of the Medici legacies and some of his works of art, including pieces by Raphael and Correggio.

What are you going to do in Florence?

Visit our Florence travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!

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Florence Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

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  1. Amazing destination! Could you guys tell me the name of the theme song? it's so great!

  2. You don't have anything about Balkans, but it's beautiful! All of it! From Belgrade to Peloponnese. Try Dubrovnik, or Boka bay (I love that places the most) or anything and discover it part by part and you will see that I'm right. ♥

  3. First of all, let me tell you I am in absolute love with your videos. There is an royal elegance & panache which has left me mesmerized. Who ever is your DOP or the team which selects a specific locations, please convey it to them that they have an Eye for beauty & detailing. I am wondering , how do you manage to show the cities so clean & precisely so fresh ( because they are not that gleaming in reality ), but I feel that's your biggest accomplishment. Those who must have created all these beautiful cities, must be smiling from heaven, seen how their work is been presented in such an elite methodology.For me, the extra editing & brightness is an icing on the cake. Also, I would love to see certain remote places like Alsace, Colmar, Hallstatt Salzkammergut, strasbourg, Riquewihr, stavanger gamle, etc..
    As am an Indian artist, I would appeal you to google about an Indian state called Rajasthan. I am sure you will be spell bound by its royal architecture.
    Further, is it possible to extend the duration from 5 minutes to 30 minutes ? if that happens, I will be the most happiest person on this planet…!!!

  4. Memories, I want to go back and spend hours in the Uffizzi and Academy museums, I miss Florence and my trip to Italy

  5. Florence is beautiful! Wish I had a chance to stay there longer… Definitely will be back there one day!

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