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Florence as well as being the regional capital, is the heart of Tuscany. Cradle of the Renaissance, is home to prestigious monuments and masterpieces of art and architecture.

 

A STORY LINKED TO BIG NAMES

The Foundation of Florence and the Florentine Area dates back to Roman times, but was also home of the Etruscans and the Ligurians. During the middle ages the Guelph city was the scene of clashes with Siena. With Cosimo de ' Medici in 1434 began flourishing during the Renaissance. The Medici family ruled Florence and became real for many centuries; with Lorenzo il Magnifico, the Republic was transformed into the Principality. In 1737 Florence was marked by the rise of the Habsburg-Lorraine and in 1860 it was annexed to Italy.

This area was the home to big names like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Verrocchio, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Andrea della Robbia.

Last but not least, was the father of the Italian language in Florence, Dante Alighieri, the Divine Comedy which made star of his beloved city.

 

 

FLORENCE, CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE

Tuscany tourism is particularly concentrated in the capital. Florence has always been considered the cradle of the Renaissance: its artistic, historical, architectural is unparalleled. With the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Battistero and the Uffizi in head, looks like an open air museum.

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Traditions

Among the traditions, certainly the most famous is that of Calcio Storico Fiorentino. Born in the 16th century is a discipline that takes place in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence. Events held in Florence the oldest and most striking is the explosion of the cart, celebrated in the Piazza del Duomo.

 

Typical products

Florence and its surroundings are renowned for the craft. Each lane has a centuries-long tradition of crafts related to leather processing and leather. While for fashion lovers Florence is a mix of elegant shopping streets.

Florence and its surroundings are a gastronomic pole, there are many. The most important are: the steak, lampredotto (dish made of one of the four stomachs of cattle), the "offal" (veal innards), crushed fiorentina (typical of Carnival) and fettunta ( classic Tuscan bruschetta).

 

Municipalities

The heart  is Florence, follow the Tuscan provinces: Bagno a Ripoli, Calenzano, Fiesole, Impruneta, Lastra a Signa, Scandicci, Sesto Fiorentino, Signa.

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Typicality and traditions

Bagno a Ripoli

Calenzano

Fiesole

Florence

Impruneta

Lastra a Signa

Scandicci

Sesto Fiorentino

Signa

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