Florence

A Renaissance masterpiece, host to some of the most famous art the world has ever seen, set to a background of rolling green Italian hills.

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The cradle of the Renaissance, a beacon to art lovers across the globe, and home to mouthwatering Tuscan cuisine, Florence is a place which will delight and surprise in equal measure. Its narrow cobbled streets are decorated by beautiful Renaissance palaces, gorgeous frescos splashed upon church ceilings and walls, and more art galleries than you can count, each one bursting at the seams with works from Michelangelo, Da Vinci and a whole host of others too numerous to list. Yet it is also surprisingly modern, chic and fashionable, host to a vast array of boutique shops, filled with clothes and other trinkets for you to find. Then there is the food and wine, which will excite and delight your palate, with its rich Tuscan flavours. This Renaissance city will give you memories that last you a lifetime and ensure that you never want to leave.

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Uffizi Gallery
Recognised as a museum of international reputation, Uffizi Gallery hosts several exquisite Renaissance masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, Botticelli. Everything about Uffizi is mind-blowing, so make sure you allocate at least a day to fully grasp the beauty of the place.
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Torre Pendente
One of Italy's signature sights, the Torre Pendente (Leaning Tower of Pisa) truly lives up to its name, leaning a startling 5.5 degrees off the vertical. Taking almost 200 years to build, this is a truly unmissable landmark!
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Pitti Palace
One of the top cultural destinations in Florence, Pitti Palace is an enormous 15th century building housing several museums, with various exhibits, from precious porcelain to elegant garments, surrounded by a big beautiful garden.
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
With a fame that goes way beyond the national borders, Galleria dell’Accademia hosts some of the greatest Renaissance masterpieces. Michelangelo's David should be enough of a reason for you to book your ticket now.
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts
A hospital turned into a convent, by the 19th century the edifice had already become an art gallery now famous worldwide for housing the stunning David sculpture by Michelangelo. Definitely a must see while visiting Florence.
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The Boboli Gardens
An absolutely spectacular open air museum, Boboli Gardens surround the grand Pitti Palace, fascinating visitors with lush vegetation turned into fabulous architectural shapes, hiding inspiring sculptures, fountains, lakes, everything arranged to perfection. Did we mention you also get a breathtaking panora...

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