Florence is the capital of the beautiful and very popular Italian province picturesque Tuscany that is beside the Arno River. By the time of the Renaissance has its source, it is the city of Michelangelo and Machiavelli, the city treasury, which is full of monuments of art, culture and history. Most of Florentine palaces, churches, museums and historic buildings are made during the Renaissance. In reality, this wonderful Italian city was for centuries plagued the Medici family known bankers. Several artistic works, which can be found in Florence, appeared with this family. The interest of this family for the art, architecture, sculpture and literature was immense. At that time Florence was the status of the city-state that had the greatest power.
Today the population of the city of nearly 356,000 people. Florence is a unique city, one can say that it is a town-museum in the open. We must not find night life here. You have to go to Florence to feel the breath of the past and the charm of the particular culture altogether.
Ponte Vecchio (Ponte Vecchio)
Can find the old bridge over the Arno River, named Ponte Vecchio – one of the main symbols of Florence and its representation can be found on virtually all cards with the panaroma of Florence. This bridge is one of the main tourist attractions of the city. Ponte Vecchio is still simultaneously the oldest bridge in Florence, two sides of which there are some medieval buildings. One can notice that bridge located only directly in front of him. At that time inside the town walls there was so little room that it was necessary to build housing even on bridges and Ponte Vecchio is the best confirmation. Today you can buy here for gold, silver and nephrite, and admire the panaroma of the bridge of the Arno River. In the center of Ponte Vecchio was established monument of Benvenuto Cellini, the eminent sculptor and jeweler who personify the pride and greatness of Florence.
One of the most significant museums of Florence is the state museum of painting, sculpture and graphics called Uffizi, located on the top floor of the Palazzo degli Uffizi, built in the sixteenth century according to order of the Medici. First the building was made under the office premises for the banking family, who installed later by artistic works and made them free access to the public. The collection includes the segment of the era of the late middle Ages and the early Renaissance to the Baroque.