Florence is known as Firenze in Italian was the capital of the Renaissance movement and the most important cultural center in medieval Europe. Bathed by the Tuscan sun, surrounded by rolling hills, and accompanied by the Arno River which runs through the city, entering Florence almost feels like stepping into a classical painting.
There is no traffic in the old town, so it can be explored on foot. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery, Old Bridge and other attractions are located near each other. In general, it is very convenient to travel around from the main train station. When heading to suburban attractions, such as the Michelangelo Square, it’s suggested to take a bus. Trains and buses can also be used to visit other small towns in Tuscany from Florence. Pisa is located nearby and is home to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and Siena is highly regarded as the heart of the Renaissance movement.
If you’re planning to visit Florence, make sure you have at least three days to spare. Fans of shopping can visit The Mall and find some of the world’s most famous brands on discount. The most attractive things here is the medieval city pattern and the literary and architectural masterpieces left behind from the Renaissance period. Additionally, don’t forget to head to the Florence Cathedral and Michelangelo Square, from which the city’s unique skyline can be viewed.
Florence has a warm climate and four seasons. It is dry in the summer and rainy in the winter, but it is cool in the shade and indoors. It may even feel a little cool at night. Florence can be visited at any time throughout the year, though the months of July and August are the peak seasons for tourism. The seasons of spring and autumn are great times to relax in the city. Spring is the best time for appreciating the city’s art, history, and culture. Autumn is a good time to visit historical sites and you join in on the Wine Festival and harvest celebration held throughout the country. In the winter, visitors to Florence can also considering making a trip to the Swiss Alps to ski.