Florence is located in the heart of Tuscany and is the birthplace of the Renaissance. The city is famous for its history and beauty. Florence has often been referred to as the Athens of the Middle Ages and is a very popular tourist destination. The city is surrounded by many hills that add to its beauty.
Small and immense at the same time, Florence is an open-air museum grown more beautiful over the centuries. A treasure chest enclosed by ancient walls, which safeguard grandiose masterworks of art and architecture so close that you can almost touch them. Its buildings and monuments tell stories of art, war, and life. Its streets today crowded with tourists are the same ones through which Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante and many others of the most illustrious minds of all time threaded their way.
If you choose to fly, there are 3 airports serving Florence and they vary according to which airline you use. Florence is at the center of the major highway and rail junctions in Italy. The choice of arriving by train is, without a doubt, the ideal one. If you arrive by car it’s a good idea to book in advance your Serviced Apartment in Florence with a parking space. Florence’s traffic is horrendous and parking is difficult, to say the least. Florence is a city rich in places to discover but its dimensions are actually quite small. If time is short one or two days are enough to explore a large part of the city’s marvels.