Take a short city break to Florence in Italy!

Map view of Florence

Florence skylines

Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance and was home to the greatest artistic minds of the time. Florence not only is home to glorious works of art, but as the gateway to the renowned Tuscany region of Italy and a stunning city in its own right, Florence is an absolute must visit destination.

Art in Florence

How can one begin to define a collection of artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rafael? How can three such prolific men come to grace one city? These three legends borne the legacy that is today the Renaissance Era, one of the most remarkable periods in art history. Florence houses collections of art so priceless that one can hardy fathom its greatness. Visit the legendary Uffizi, Pitti Palace, Bargello and the Accademia home of The David.

Exploring Florence

The city itself is beautiful, magical even and romantic in the same vane as Paris as a stroll along the quiet Arno across Ponte Vecchio is surely what old black and white movies were made of. Many would argue that Firenze (Florence) is much more romantic than Paris as its peaceful aire and quiet parks yield more privacy to lovers walking hand-in-hand or whispering closely on park benches.

Would you like to have some rest on a park bench?

Whether you are falling in love or already have, you will soon discover that you have room in your heart for Florence. Visit the astounding Duomo and of course take time to explore the grand Cathedral along with the Santa Maria Novella and the Santa Croce churches.

Getting there...

Florence is one of Italy’s prime destinations and therefore it is a major travel hub for Italy and the rest of Europe. The Italian train network will get you anywhere you need to go in relative comfort if not on-time and from Florence trains run to nearly all other major destinations throughout Europe. Florence’s Vespucci Airport is only 4km from the centre of the city. There are taxis, trains and bus connections to help you get into town. Use www.ebookers.com for your car rental needs.

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