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Florence

A Kaleidoscope of Art

While Rome entices with its majestic monuments and big city grandeur, Florence captivates visitors in an entirely different way. This enchanting northern city is a maze of cobble-stoned medieval streets and picturesque red-roofed buildings where the Renaissance feels remarkably recent --or maybe just ever-present. This charming setting is virtually packed with landmarks, stories, and above all, art. Florence is the home of countless works by Renaissance artists; the famous Uffizi Gallery houses paintings by Botticelli, Da Vinci, and Caravaggio, to name just a few, while Michelangelo’s magnificent David stands only a few blocks away. So vast is Florence's collection of artworks that some overstimulated visitors actually succumb to the dizzying madness known as the Stendhal Syndrome. Of course, if the art becomes too overwhelming, Florence does offer other pleasures. Even a casual walk through the streets of Florence is a chance to enjoy lovely scenery and beautiful old churches. Tuscan cuisine is famous for its delicious simplicity, and excellent wine and espresso are in abundance. Like the canvasses and sculptures filling the museums here, Florence is itself a work of art.

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  • Affascinante
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  • ville magnifique, riche en points de vue exceptionnels et en couleurs. Beaucoup de musees, de cathedrales, de palais. il faut prevoir quelques jours de visite pour avoir un apercu interessant de cette ville.
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  • need to try!
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  • es hermoso
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  • :)
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  • Für mich ist Florenz die schönste Stadt der Welt. Wenn man ein mal da war, will man immer wieder hin.
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  • one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen!
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  • hermosa ciudad!!! recomendable
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  • Für alle Kunst- und Geschichtsliebhaber ein Muss!
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    one of the most beautiful cities in the world…
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    prettiest city in Tuscany
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    Definitely amazing, there are no words to describe it!
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    Simply amazing and unique!
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    awesome
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    If you love art you have to go to Florence! The city is rich of monuments and points of interest at every corner of the street. Nice also for the shopping.
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    Florence is very beautiful
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    Florence is without any doubt the city of arts. It is so old that it introduces you into exquisite and fine environments together with impressive works of art and with a delicious gastronomy. Visit all the museums or the beautiful spots of the city is practically impossible if you don't have time. So try to plan prácticamente imposible si no se tienen varios días a disposición por lo que es absolutamente aconsejable planificar el viaje detalladamente antes de iniciarlo. Elegir la época del año también es fundamental para disfrutar de una experiencia más relajante. De más está decir que durante el invierno si bien siempre existen turistas, su número es mucho menor por lo cual tendremos más espacio y tiempo para disfrutar de la ciudad.
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  • I lived and studied here for 6 months, and this city will always feel like home!
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