Florence (Italian: Firenze, pronounced [fiˈrɛntse]; Old Italian: Fiorenza, Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 367,569 inhabitants (1,500,000 in the metropolitan area).
Without exaggerating, Tuscany is the most photographed and written region in Italy. It has a long history and beautiful scenery. Florence is definitely worth a visit.
Florence was founded in 58 f. Christ. Florence was the first city in Europe that paved its streets.
In the 1300s, Florence was the richest city in Europe and it was during the Florentine Renaissance Brunelleschi became the father of modern architecture. It was then that Botticelli painted the “Venus” and spring “, Michelangelo sculpted” David “before he was called to Rome by Pope.
Florence was capital of Italy, between 1865-1871, shortly after the unification of Italy.
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Maria degli Angeli
This monastery/guesthouse is situated in the very central of Florence, not far away from Accademia. This house is for women only, both students and turist.
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More central than this is not possible to live in Florens. The monastery is situated very near the Dome. The rooms are of very good standard and some of them have own shower/wc.
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Sisters of Elisabetta
The guest-house is an elegant Florentine-house that is situated at the south seashore between the river and the famous outlook Piazza Michelangelo. The rooms have varying standard, some of them are simple and other are more elegant. The majority of the rooms have own wc/shower.
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Hotel Della Calza
Hotel della Calza is an ideal accommodation for individual travelers, couples or groups who want to have a historic experience in Florence. This place completely breathes history, art and culture. In the 1400s this komplex was a hospital and from 1529 Gesuit monks lived here, but nowadays is it run like a spiritual hotel.
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More about Florence
The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the richest and wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.