This capital city of Italy is located in the Tuscany region of the country. Being the most populous area here, it spans a large metropolitan space. It is also known to be a center of art, trade and finance for Europe. It is also known to have been one of the wealthiest cities in the medieval era and has been pivotal in the Renaissance period. The modern city of Florence is known to be the capital of Italian fashion as well as one of the fashion capitals of the world.
The city is known for the historic center of Florence, which is declared a World Heritage site in 1982 by UNESCO. The city is known for its culture, architecture and Renaissance art. It is known for several cultural landmarks as well as art galleries besides other places of historic interest.
Florence cathedral is a medieval one with a red dome that makes it an iconic structure. It is known to be a historic landmark here that dates back to the 1200s. There is an elegant marble façade as well as the Giotto tower here that is a must see.
Palazzo Vecchio is a 13th century palace that has a fortified structure. The chambers in this palace are lavishly decorated and the ornate courtyards inside are maintained to perfection.
Piazza Della Signoria is a square located in the heart of the city; this historic square has a crenellated tower that dates back to the 14th century.
The Uffizi gallery is a place that is an acclaimed art museum known for the several Renaissance art pieces; it is known to house a vast collection of primitive paintings and masterpieces as well dating back to the 16th century.
Palazzo Pitti is another famed palace to visit that date to the Renaissance period as well as has a famed art complex where the works of European and Italian masters are displayed.
Ponte Vecchio is a medieval bridge that is located in the city and within its historical center; it offers picturesque scenes and is lined with souvenir and jewelry shops.