top of page


Florence is the capital of Italy's Tuscany region, and is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo's "David", sculpture, while the Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" and da Vinci's "Annunciation".


Florence' s history dates back to Roman times, and it is generally regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The historic centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982.  It is a magnificent city to walk around, with something special to see around every corner. From the Duomo it is a short distance to Palazzo Vecchio and on to the Basilica Santa Croce, where Galileo, Michelangelo and Dante are interred.


A  most spectacular view of the city and the Arno River is from  Piazzale Michelangelo, which can accessed by bus or on foot.

bottom of page