Florence - Italy's Capital of Art
Florence is the capital of Tuscany. It has almost half a million inhabitants and lies on the Arno River at the foot of the Appenines. The cultural and physical impact of Florence is overwhelming, its museums, palaces and churches contain more art than perhaps any city in Europe.
This is in a large part a result of the great explosion of artistic and architectural activity that occurred during the Renaissance (between the 13th and 15th centuries) that Florence still embodies.
Florence annually attracts over a million tourists from everywhere in the world!
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Florence - Italy's Capital of Art Florence is the capital of Tuscany. It has almost half a million inhabitants and lies on the Arno River at the foot of the Appenines The cultural and physical impact of Florence is overwhelming, its museums, palaces and churches contain more art than perhaps any city in Europe. This is in a large part a result of the great explosion of artistic and architectural activity that occurred during the Renaissance (between the 13th and 15th centuries) that Florence still embodies. It annually attracts over a million tourists from everywhere in the world!Read more
SHOPPING Supermarkets - There are a few large supermarkets which have the usual opening hours of 8.00 to 13.00 and 16.00 to 19.00. Florence is also filled with small corner grocery stores.Banks - There are many banks with cash dispensers that accept Credit Cards. Banks are open in the mornings.Mass - There are many churches in Florence which have regular masses. There are also masses held in the Cathederal.Petrol - There are many petrol stations that operate a 24 hour machine service, you will need a 5, 10 or 20 Euro note when they are closed. They are normally open Monday to Saturday 07.30/12.30 and 15.30/19.30Chemist - There are a number of chemists in Florence. On Sundays and holidays there will be only one open, you can find out which by checking a notice that is found outside all chemists.Market - The San Lorenzo market is open every day, there are also smaller local suburban markets on different days of the week.Museums - For further information about Florence museums, including on-line ticket booking, click here. Or for the direct booking office call +39 055 294883 Florencefashion.com A website providing information about top boutiques, outlets, shops, hotels, restaurants, tourist services and more in Florence. For more information visit: http://www.florencefashion.comRead more
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Shore Excursion from Livorno to Volterra and San Gimignano
Private Shore Excursion to Volterra and San Gimignano with English speaking driver from the port of Livorno. The tour has been designed for guests who have already seen the famous attractions and beauties of Florence and Pisa and are looking for a truly wonderful and exceptional excursion.
After approx. 1.5 hours driving through medieval towns and beautiful surrounding valleys, you will stop at San Gimignano, an enchanting medieval village that takes its name after Bishop Gimignano who saved the city from the barbarians. The Italian Manhattan as it has been called because of its tall, majestic towers, San Gimignano will charm you with everything which makes it a unique town all over the world. You will have time to explore and shop. If you wish we can arrange a wine tour in San Gimignano at a local winery.
Reboard the car and drive to Volterra. This Etruscan town sits on a rocky plateau and is protected by medieval ramparts.
Private tour: San Gimignano Guided Waking Tour
San Gimignano is a charming Medieval village, famous for its towers and its romantic atmosphere. Come and discover all its secrets with a local professional guide.from 159,87 US Dollar
Tuscan Delicious Food Private Tour
You will pass through the streets of the old town, certainly visiting places of interest: Santa Maria del Fiore, Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. You will not only see the famous places but also taste typical Tuscan foods on the way.from 79,94 US Dollar
Arezzo By Night: Photography Walking Tour
Take your camera skills to the next level and discover the beauty of Arezzo at night. Your professional photographer will share tips and tricks on the techniques of night photography. Learn the art of good composition as you wander the streets and terraces of this stunning medieval town.This tour is designed for people of all skill levels who use DSLR or compact cameras - tripods are provided. Your photography tour is limited to just 8 people for personalized attention from your photographer guide.from 99,27 US Dollar