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!
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
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Learn to Sculpt or Paint in a Private Florence Art Studio
In the heart of Florence, one of the greatest artistic centers of all time, discover the secrets behind painting or sculpting. Your instructor will welcome you into their inspiring, sun-filled private studio for this unique art experience in Florence. Under the tutelage of an expert artist, beginners and experts alike may discover the techniques to skillfully paint in oil or sculpt in clay. Over three hours in a prestigious small group, work on your very own creation, with all materials supplied for this elite art class in Florence.from 108,81 US Dollar
Skip-The-Line Florence Duomo 30 Minutes Tour
Beat the queues and visit one of the gems in Italy’s crown with ease on this 30-minute skip-the-line Florence Cathedral tour. As one of Florence’s most popular attractions, Florence Cathedral often sees long entrance queues. Thanks to your guide, skip the line and enter directly with no waiting and start exploring with a guided tour. Discover historic treasures such as beautiful stained-glass windows, the iconic clock and the stunning visual tribute to Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’. Along the way, gain insight into the cathedral’s construction and learn of its role in Florentine society today.from 16,49 US Dollar
Small-Group Luxury Truffle and Olive Oil Food Tour with a Gourmet Dinner
Florence is a foodie paradise, with restaurants and shops celebrating the bounty of the Tuscan countryside with dishes and products showcasing truffles, extra-virgin olive oil, and fine wines. On this small-group evening tour, including wine and food tastings and a multi-course meal at a local chef’s home, you’ll sip on Chianti, Carmiganano, and Prosecco Antinori, paired artfully with gourmet flavors. Get ready to eat your way through Florence’s culinary tapestry while admiring the church of Santa Maria Novella and the Ponte Vecchio, and shopping alongside locals in the hip Oltrano neighborhood.from 175,86 US Dollar
Afternoon Small-Group Uffizi Gallery Tour
This visit to the Uffizi Gallery will be a tour of Italian art history. You will be carefully guided through the museum, and we will reveal the secrets of the most important Italian painters through their best-known works.from 61,55 US Dollar