Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany. Florence is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance, known for the artistic heritage in its palaces and museum collections. With all the beauty both inside and outside its historic buildings, it is the city as a whole that impresses the most. See it from Piazzale Michelangelo, a 19th century terrace overlooking the entire city, and you'll be looking at one of the most storybook-perfect cityscapes. Here, you will see its unspoiled skyline, the towers and domes of the heart of the city, its bridges, the hills in the distance, and the magnificent Duomo standing in the middle of it all. Only few other places in the world will leave you as awestruck as Florence.

   Florence was Politically, economically, and culturally the most important city in Europe for around 250 years, from some time before 1300 until the early 1500s. A showcase of art and architecture, it is one of the world's beautiful artistic capitals, with statues, sculptures, and palaces adorning the streets. Besides fine boutiques, designer shops, and lively cafes, Art galleries and beautiful piazzas are easy to find.

   The remarkable heritage and extraordinary art are the main attractions for tourists, but as one of the most aesthetically pleasing cities in Europe, it is the views from its bridges and street life that are likely to stand out and impress you the most.