FLORENCE, capital of the region of Tuscany, has a population of around half a million inhabitants, spreads on the banks of the Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, almost in the middle of the Italian peninsula. It is a city which bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. Being on the main national railway lines, it is easily accessible from most important places both in Italy and abroad. The Florence "Vespucci" airport, where both national and international airlines stop, is located 5 Km. from the city centre
From Florence you can plan some wonderful weekends in the country. Or even just a day trip, since many places are within an hour and a half's distance from Florence using public transport. If you are planning an excursion in Tuscany you can now book your excursion in Tuscany with us!
Explore the real art and history in Florence museums - Uffizi Gallery, Academia Gallery, Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
Enjoy the amazing view from Palazzo Vecchio Tower
Take a walk on Piazza Della Republica - one of the main squares in Florence and marks the center of the city
Go shopping. In Florence you can find the brand new collections in luxury shops, as well as antique and craftsmen shops to buy something very specific!
Lasagna - Layers of fresh pasta, meat sauce, and béchamel with cheese usually cooked in oven.
Pappa al pomodoro - Bread and tomato soup.
Casseruola alla fiorentina - Florentine casserole. Pasta or noodles are covered with a sauce of spinach, cream of mushroom soup, garlic, tarragon and marjoram and pieces of sausage, which is in turn covered with an egg and ricotta mix.
The Florentine steak.
Traditional sweets like tiramisu, gelato, Castagnaccio (Chestnut cake), Bongo (Chocolate profiteroles).
Leather goods. The city’s vegetable-tanned leather is world renowned.
Ceramics. Ceramics are usually painted with traditional Florentine designs, including cherubs and patterns popularized by the Medici family during the Renaissance.
Olive Oil. The most sought after is 100% extra virgin, hand-harvested, and is either cold pressed or stone pressed
Gold Jewelry. Florentine jewelry makers are known for their superb skill in stone mounting, engraving and attention to detail.
Toiletries. The Farmacia de Santa Maria Novella is famous for its soaps, powders, potpourris, and lotions.