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Famous for its history, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Appreciated by millions of tourists from all over the world for its culture, architecture and monuments, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

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"Everything about Florence seems to be colored with a mild violet, like diluted wine."
Henry James, 1843 - 1916

 

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Florence (Italian: Firenze) is one of the most important italian cities and it is the capital city of the region of Tuscany. Approximately, it has 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area.

Florence is famous for its history: a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions.From 1865–71 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy.

The Historic Centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 89th most visited in 2012, with 1.8 million visitors. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

 

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