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10 Reasons To Visit Florence
It's is your city of flowers and fragrances, parks and gardens, and fragrant airs full of love and romance. It's your destination for mesmeric hills, mountains, lakes, rivers, and skyline; it's your city of beautiful churches, monasteries, museums, galleries, and palaces.

Certainly, you've a multitude of reasons to visit Florence, Italy. Your city of lilies is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Florence is one of the most celebrated cities for fine art and architecture. Lying on the Arno River, Florence is the 'Renaissance capital' of the art world. Often dubbed as "Athens of Italy," Florence was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. It is a fantastic destination for lovers of art.

Home to the world's most telling masterpieces and artistic works, Florence is one of the frequented cities because of its museums and art galleries. The city offers one of the finest museums of the world. Some of the renowned museums and art galleries are Galleria degli Uffizi, Galleria dell'Accademia, Bargello, History of Science Museum, Casa Buonarroti, and Archeological Museum.

You can visit Florence to savor its fine churches. The city really does offer some of gorgeous and splendid churches. Some of the best-known churches are Sant'Ambrogio, SS. Annunziata, Santi Apostoli Badia of Florence, Orsanmichele, Basilica di Santa Croce, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Duomo Church, Santa Felicita Church, San Firenze Church and San Gaetano Church.

Florence is your city of Palazzos. You can find a number of fine Palazzos in Florence. Some of the most notable palazzos include Bargello, Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Fenzi, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Palazzo Mozzi, Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Rucellai, Palazzo Spini Feroni, Palazzo Strozzi, and Palazzo Vecchio.

Florence is perhaps one of the best places for food and wine lovers. You can find a treasure trove of delicatessens, Enotecas (wine bars), gourmet shops and appealing trattorias almost in every passageway of the city. You can relish the Italian cuisine, delicious soups, risottos, seafood, and the unforgettable fiorentina in restaurants of Florence.

You can double up your pleasure, enjoyment, and excitement in Florence by visiting the city during festivals. Some of the major festivals are Biennale Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea di Florence: December, Mostra Internazionale dell'artigianato: April-May, Maggio Fiorentino: From April to June, Fochi di San Giovanni: 24 June, Pitti uomo: November and June, Pitti casa: January-February and Pitti Moda pelle: September and February.

Florence is fantastic place for shopping. You can a number of well known shopping centers in Florence, which include Antonio Esposito Antiquario, Beltrami, Bottega Artigiana del Libro, Casadei Dolce & Gabbana, Ducci, Eredichiarini, Farmaceutica de Santa Maria Novella, Gallori-Turchi, and Genny.

Nightlife is another charm of Florence. Florence offers the most vibrant nightlife in Italy. Florentine nightlife is usually orienting around pubs, clubs, discos, fashion venues, and fashion houses. Florence offers a wide range of reasons for night outs. You can find Irish pubs, English pubs, American pubs, and Spanish pubs.

You can visit Florence for its remarkable bridges. The Florentine bridges are one of the most romantic sites in Italy. The Ponte Santa Trinità is a Renaissance bridge on Arno, constructed by the Florentine architect Bartolomeo Ammanati from 1567 to 1569. The Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge over the Arno River famous for numerous small shops, is known as a centre for goldsmiths and jewelers. The Ponte alle Grazie is another remarkable bridge over the Arno River.

Florence is the city full of a myriad of tourist attractions. Some of the notable tourist attractions include Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Tower, Boboli Gardens, San Lorenzo Market, Santa Maria del Carmine, Piazzale Michelangelo, San Miniato al Monte, Santa Trinita, and Belle Donne.

The University of Florence is also a good reason to visit the city of Florence. It is one of the largest and oldest universities in Italy. Some of the points of interest at the University of Florence include Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze, and Orto Botanico di Firenze.
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Florence vacation apartments.
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