Florence, A Competitive City

Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Ciao! Come state? :-) Is Florence really a competitive city?

There are several reasons why Florence is one of the best cities in the world to experience. Florence, a competitive city in different aspects. Millions of tourists are visiting Florence every year after its historic center declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO last 1982. Florence is one of the most appealing and charming cities in Italy. It has plenty to offer: architecture, art, food, history, and even the people. Make Florence as a priority to visit. The city is well known for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture, and monuments. One of its most charming sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia showing Michelangelo’s “David” sculptures. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

Home of Galleries

The world is vowing Florence for being almost perfect as a city. Florence is a home of art and galleries. Some of the famous pieces by historical artists such as DA Vinci, Raphael, Giotto, Titian, Michelangelo, and Botticelli.

Small town and easy to navigate

Getting lost in Florence is not a problem at all. Since it is only 102.4 km², you can easily go around and have fun. The city center is small compared to other cities in Italy.

Fantastic Food

Italy is known for its good food. However, Florence is outstanding and special. Everyone will certainly eat as if there is no tomorrow. Florence is very close to the countryside of Tuscany region- where they produce fresh food ingredients (fruits, vegetables). Never skip the challenge of eating Florentine food.

Nearby Cities

When you visit Florence, you may also want to visit some other cities nearby: Lucca, Pissa, Siena, and etc. Each of these cities has their own distinct characteristics.

Florence Piazza di Michelangelo

If you want to see the whole beauty of the city of Florence, better not to miss this destination. Piazza di Michelangelo, one of the best Italian belvedere and a perfect spot to witness the charming beauty and majestic architecture of Florence. Do not get crazy how to get there because, from Piazza di Republica, it will only take you 25-30 minutes by walking. Also, this is one of the best sunset spots in Florence.

piazza di Michelangelo
piazza di Michelangelo

Lover’s Place in Florence

Complete your love date in Florence. It is small enough to get around on foot and discover romantic and picturesque lanes and stunning views with your loved ones. There are romantic restaurants where you can dine in and celebrate your occasions. I recommend Regina Bistecca. The ambiance is very quiet and the employees are very nice. This restaurant is known for its *bistecca alla Fiorentina*.

bistecca alla Fiorentina
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bistecca alla Fiorentina

The Shopping

Everyone is not going home with carrying a souvenir bag from Florence. Florence boasts two highly visible, bustling outdoor markets long known for its array of leather goods. Florence is the leather capital of Italy. The city is home to high-quality and affordable leather products so, check out boutiques that are located in the San Lorenzo Market for great finds — and execute your bargaining skills with you. Opportunities to buy leather in Florence are enormous, from luxury boutiques to squawky street bazaars, to private workshops and sidewalk knick-knack sellers. Most importantly, be aware of the quality to ensure that you go home with authentic leather souvenirs for your loved ones.

In conclusion, Florence is a competitive city for having all these characteristics. Everyone is feeling bad due to the pandemic but, don’t forget to move and continue your dreams. It is not yet too late to experience Florentine life! Plan your visit while at home and be ready to witness the beauty, charming, and competitive city of Florence.

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