Florence is called in Italy “La Culla del Rinascimento” (the cradle of the Renaissance). It is a city which enchants every visitor for its beauty and for the wealth of its art treasures, most of which are concentrated in the historical centre of the city. For this reason Unesco has included the centre among the World Heritage.
Among the most renowned artistic sites are the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, a majestic Church in gothic style, which has one of the biggest domes in the world and which safeguards a splendid architecture and splendid works of art.
The Galleria degli Uffizi, one of the most important museums in the world because of its exceptional artistic wealth, contains paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo, among others. The Palazzo Vecchio is the symbol of the political life of the city and is located in the wonderful Piazza della Signoria, which has many famous monuments like fountain of the Greek God Neptune (la Fontana del Nettuno), commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici. From Piazza della Signoria, a short walk will take you to the marvellous Ponte Vecchio, an antique Roman bridge on which shops of Florentine craft goldsmiths have been added later on.