Firenze

Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is universally recognized as one of the cradles of art and architecture. Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, thanks to its numerous monuments and museums: The Duomo, the Giotto Baptistery, Santa Croce and the Uffizi.

Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Pitti are just some of the places to visit.

In the Middle Ages, it was an important cultural, commercial, economic and financial town. In modern times, it has served as the capital of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany under the rule of the Medici and Lorraine families. It was the capital of ' Italy from 1865 to 1871, after the unification of the country (1861).

We invite you to visit the basilica of San Miniato al Monte is located in one of the highest places of the city of Florence, with its eight hundred years of history, is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture of Italy and Europe.

Santa Maria Novella, the Dominican church, contains priceless works of art such as the frescoes by Masaccio, Paolo Uccello, Filippo Lippi and Domenico Ghirlandaio. The upper part of the facade and the portal are masterpieces of harmony and reasoning of Leon Battista Alberti.

The church of the Carmine is famous throughout the world for the absolute masterpiece of the Brancacci Chapel. Frescoes by Masaccio and Masolino here for the first time appeared in painting a clear break from school late Gothic with a entirely new language: the Renaissance.

The Iris Garden is a green area which is accessed from the east side of the Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Florence. It is open to the public only in the month of May, when the iris of the international competition are in bloom.

How to get there:
By car: about an hour
By train: from the Montevarchi/Terranuova Bracciolini about 40 minutes