Florence is the most populated city and also the capital of Tuscany. This beautiful Italian city is situated along the Arno riverbanks and sits on a basin amidst Senense Clavey Hills. The climate in Florence is mild but the hottest months are July and August. The best time to visit Florence is between June to September when the weather is pleasant.
Julias Ceasar founded Florence and made it a settlement for retired military veterans in 59 BC. The city's was named “Florentia” which means flourishing and became Tuscany's capital during the 3rd century. Florence continued to become a leader in innovation having been home to many great artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo during the Renaissance period.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
There are lots of traditional and cultural events in Florence, but the most popular is the Explosion of the Cart which is held every Easter Sunday at the Cathedral Square. The best place to start sightseeing is at Florence's historic center which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many historic sites in Piazza della Signoria such as the Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Uguccioni and many statues including the Fountain of Neptune. Another famous attraction is the Florence Cathedral which is a cathedral complex that also consists of Giotto’s Campanile and Florence Baptistry. Explore more of the city by choosing cheap hotels in Florence . Find the right Florence hotels for you at otel.com as it offers the best selection reservations and lowest rates in cheap hotels.
Walking is the best way to get around Florence but another great alternative is biking. There are also buses and trams available in the city. Driving is not a good idea since only residents are allowed to get in the historic center.