Florence is the jewel of Tuscany, Italy filled to the brim with precious art and sculptures and architecture. When travelling to Italy you have to go to Florence. It is a must do! The city was born out of the golden age of the Renaissance where art and culture were celebrated and revered by the city’s designers. The genius that sprung out of this nurtured environment such as Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Cellini and Dante, lifted the whole of Western Civilization into a new era, one where education, beauty and fine craftsmanship was valued.

The Italian language was born here chosen at unification of all the regions of Italy into one country with a national language as each region has its dialect. See our beautiful Palaces and Charme Hotels in Florence below or stay in our wonderful Florentine apartments, a home where the Florentines have lived for many years. Florence is the capital of Tuscany.

In Florence We Recommend…

Stay at a Beautiful Apartment in a Palace and book an Artisan Tour, which will show you all the beautiful little shops where shoes, books and marbled paper and leather goods are all made by hand. One has to do a Historical Walking Tour to discover Florence or perhaps you would prefer to cycle, so do the Cycling around Florence Tour. It is easy riding as Florence has no hills, a great way to view this pleasant city.

Florence is the place for culture. One has to visit the great Uffizi Museum of Art, one of the most famous museums in the world and to enjoy the little shops filled with handmade products – beautiful paper, leather bound books and handmade shoes.

Sign up as a Client with us and we will give you a list of our Best Recommended Restaurants in Florence frequented by the locals and away from the tourist traps and menus. If you love steak, one of the most famous dishes is the “bistecca alla fiorentina”, a large (the customary size should weigh around 600 grams) T-bone steak of Chianina beef cooked over hot charcoal.

We know a chic bar to have an aperitivo at sunset with the local Florentines and we will give you a list of the best Enoteca in Florence – wine bars where you are able to buy quality Italian wine.

Shopping in Florence

Festivals in Florence

Getting to Florence by Train

When you sign up as a client with Passion for Italy , we will give you a guide of the all the wonderful things to see and do in Florence.

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