Vacationing in Florence
The capital of Tuscany and one of the premiere showcases of art and architecture in the world, Florence is located along the Arno River in central Italy. The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is known as simply one of the spots you must see in your lifetime.
Whether it's seeing the statue of David at the Galleria dell'Accademia or Botticellis at the Uffizi, the works of art have inspired travelers to visit this city for hundreds of years. In recent years, the taxis and buses that used to fill the center square were relocated, and a general upkeep of the city was restored to its natural beauty. Start your morning in Florence with a true cappuccino and perhaps try a famous panino al lampredotto.
The nightlife you'll find here is understated; neighborhood enotecas serve negroni cocktails outside as young Italians and travelers spill out onto the cobble-stoned streets. Contemporary art galleries have popped up all over the city, as well as cooking schools, and Mario Batali's Eataly. Be sure to stroll through the Bardini gardens, an oasis of blooming roses, sculptures, and views of the city.