Florence, Italy – The capital of Italian art and culture
Situated in Italy’s dramatic Tuscan region, Florence is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. It is a city built on the arts and home to many great museums including the Uffizi and Galleria dell’ Accademia.
A trip to Florence is an exploration of the Italian Renaissance. It is a city flush with cathedrals, landmarks, and historical buildings. Florence offers different sightseeing excursions to other popular European travel destinations like Rome, Paris, and London, creating a one-of-a-kind collection of places to see.
But the City of Lilies isn’t just full of museums with famous paintings and statues. The Mugello Circuit is only 23 miles away from Florence, making the gorgeous city the perfect base when visiting the racetrack. Petrolheads may travel to Florence for the excitement at the circuit, but they will also love the arts and history of the Tuscan city.
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Local Favorite: Bistecca alla FiorentinaFlorence's most famous dish is Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a large T-bone steak grilled over fire. The steak is seasoned with lemon, salt and pepper, and roasted chestnuts that add flavor, with the finished product weighing anywhere between two and eight pounds. Bistecca alla Fiorentina should be pink and bloody on the inside for flavor, so know what you are getting into before ordering it. Do not ask for the steak to be well-done as you will offend the chef; Bistecca alla Fiorentina is made just one way. The steak's origins are lost to history but it is believed the dish is as old as Florence itself.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza della Signoria
Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
Bargello National Museum
Fountain of Neptune
Top Tourist Attractions
Uffizi Palace and Gallery
If there is one must-see destination in Florence, it is the Uffizi Palace and Gallery. The Uffizi is a museum for everyone, even if strolling through art galleries isn’t one’s favorite activity.
Its collection is breathtaking, and the building itself is a work of art. The Uffizi is home to paintings by many of the biggest names of the past, including Raphael, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio.
Many travelers believe Paris’ Louvre to be the best museum in the world, but a trip to the Uffizi will change anyone’s mind.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo rise above Florence in an impressive fashion and dominate the city’s skyline.
Visitors can tour the complex and view the Duomo’s cathedral, museum, and bell tower. The museum is small, but it holds some of the world’s greatest art treasures inside.
Travelers tired of looking at paintings and statues can visit the Piaggio Museum for a different type of art. The museum is dedicated to Vespa, maker of the world’s most stylish motor scooters.
The museum is located in Pontedera, just 38 miles to the east of Florence. Travelers can enjoy a day trip to the museum via a 45-minute train ride to Pontedera and experience the regularly updated venue.
Vespa lovers will find examples of every model the company has ever made. Situated next to the Vespa factory, the museum offers visitors a lesson in Vespa’s role throughout history.
Mugello Circuit Puresport Experience
With Mugello Circuit just 23 miles away, Florence is a perfect base for travelers who prefer motorsports over the arts.