Florence or Firenze in Italian is a charming town tucked away in Tuscany, which is one of the nicest regions to visit in Italy. The city is well known for its art and architecture and in medieval times it was an important center for trade and finance. It also was one of the wealthiest cities in the world which has resulted largely in the city as we see it today. Every summer the town gets literally flooded with tourist who come to do some sightseeing and that is for a good reason. Because of its history it is home to some of the best architecture and museums such as the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi. Some other famous landmarks of Florence include the Duomo with its unique design, the Neptune fountain, Loggia del Lanzi and Ponte Santa Trinita. If you are in the city and get to the high grounds, you can get the classic view of the rooftops of Florence with its bridges crossing the river Fiume Arno and the cathedral rising above the city. The city is fairly compact and mostly pedestrianized and is nice to walk around. This city is a gem when it comes to its history. It is worthwhile to sometimes escape the crowds and explore the smaller streets as you could be happily surprised. Florence has a reputation as being one the must see cities in Italy and that is for a good reason.
This Florence photo gallery contains 31 travel pictures of this city including The Duome, Ponte Vecchio, Pita Palace, The Uffizi and Piazza della Signoria.