Florence

Florence

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany.  Once being the centre of medieval European trade and finance, it’s  city with a rich history and is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe.

Florence’s artisan culture is based on centuries of traditions and skills and apprentices learning from their maestri. Today, the city’s artisans are still active and as proud as ever of their work, many still working in traditional of ways which means the city  continues to exert influence over trends in art, culture and fashion. Florence therefore attracts millions of tourists each year, seeking to experience the culture, Renaissance art and architecture. At Florence’s museums and galleries visitors can see first-hand some of the most famous and influential pieces of art in the world, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo.
Image credit: Galleria di Luca Giordano in Florence Italy. Creative Commons Attribution – Based on a work from Jonas Ginter at flickr.com & Traveldudes.org.

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